galanthus, an acre of snowdrops at the Fireside Grill garden Victoria BC Pacific Northwest

Snowdrop Meadow

Snowdrops are the wonderful winter blooms that last through the dark season.

galanthus, an acre of snowdrops at the Fireside Grill garden Victoria BC Pacific Northwest
photo by SVSeekins

Their January promise pulls me outside again & again to delight in their tenaciousness.  Each year I plant more bulbs around our garden to extend seasonal interest.  In my dreams I imagine a meadow like the one Dad & I just came across in real life.

galanthus, an acre of snowdrops at the Fireside Grill garden Victoria BC Pacific Northwest
photo by SVSeekins

Originally home to a tea house, but better know as Maltwood Manor estate, it’s no wonder the attached garry oak meadow inspired art.

Who knows when these snowdrops were planted?  (Maybe 60-70 years ago?)  Happily they’ve naturalized, spreading through at least 1 of the 3 acres of property at the Fireside Grill.

snowdrops blooming 2013 12 27, galanthus, garden Victoria BC, Pacific Northwest
photo by SVSeekins

Now I’m curious to see the seasonal progression of this meadow.  What other bulbs are planted here?  Do any of the native wildflowers of the garry oak ecosystem remain?  And – – what’s the name of that cat who so obviously enjoys this garden??

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