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Name: Terri
Lucketts, VA (Zone 7a)
Region: Mid-Atlantic Region: Virginia Dog Lover Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Deer Ponds
Foliage Fan Ferns Hellebores Irises Peonies Amaryllis
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aspenhill
Mar 1, 2018 12:23 PM CST
YES! GET SNOWDROPS!!! I'll try to remind you in the fall Green Grin!

They are so cheery this time of year. This photo was actually taken last year, but it looks about the same today. Not a good photo op right now because it is raining.

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Name: Annie
Waynesboro, PA (Zone 6a)
Cat Lover Keeper of Poultry
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LysmachiaMoon
Mar 2, 2018 7:16 AM CST
BEAUTIFUL!

I recently learned that the best time to lift and divide snowdrops and daffodils is WHEN THEY ARE IN BLOOM ("in the green"). This is contrary to everything I've ever been told ("wait until the foliage is dried and dead" at which point I can no longer find the darn things!). I tried this with both last spring and it works like a charm. I did wait until the blooms were fading, but don't see why it wouldn't work at any time during the spring. I have a big patch of crowded mini daffs that I'm going to lift and divide this week, they're just about 1 inch above the soil now.

But YES, remind me to buy snowdrops in the fall!
The end is nothing, the journey is all.
Name: Terri
Lucketts, VA (Zone 7a)
Region: Mid-Atlantic Region: Virginia Dog Lover Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Deer Ponds
Foliage Fan Ferns Hellebores Irises Peonies Amaryllis
Image
aspenhill
Mar 2, 2018 9:51 AM CST
I also heard that about dividing and replanting snowdrops "in the green". It was from Monty Don on one of the Gardeners World episodes. He was saying that it is the best way to increase the snowdrop colonies and that snowdrops take to this quite easily. I tried it last year with the colony in the photo to start spreading it into even bigger swaths. I dug up about 15 small clumps, divided them into thirds, planted one third back in the hold and planted the other 2 thirds where I want the larger swath to be. Looks like it is working and now I have 30 more clumps growing. He said do this every year and you will eventually have snowdrops galore. It is on my to do list to do it again this year. I never heard the same about daffodils though, but it WOULD be much easier than trying to find the bulbs after the foliage is gone!
Name: Annie
Waynesboro, PA (Zone 6a)
Cat Lover Keeper of Poultry
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LysmachiaMoon
Mar 2, 2018 3:38 PM CST
I forgot you're a Monty Groupie too! Lovey dubby
The end is nothing, the journey is all.

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