13 February 2017

Tiny Blooms - # 39 - Snowdrops


One of the first flowers to appear in the late winter are Snowdrops or Galanthus as they are also called.

They are hardy little things - you can often see the leaves and flowers push their way through a blanket of snow.

The common English snowdrop is called Galanthus nivalis - from the Greek - gala meaning milk and anthos means flower. The second part of the name nivalis means snow-white as it often grows near snow.


This series of blog posts - called 'Tiny Blooms' - are about small flower arrangements. Small - might be the size of the flower or the amount of stems I'm using; or it could be the size of the container. 

It can also be that the arrangement is minimal both in presentation and that it's simple, quick and easy to do. Apart from that there are no other strict rules - I'm allowing myself a lot of creative freedom!


All the little snowdrops you see in this blog post I have cut in my own garden. 

You need a certain amount of plants growing in your garden to be able to cut enough even for a small bouquet. So if you just planted some you might have to wait a few season to be able to cut a handful and still leave enough to enjoy in the garden. 


You'll need about 10 to 20 stems to make some impact - but even 3 little stems will do to show off their beauty.

Use any small vase or container with a narrow opening to hold the stems in place. They last for about 4-5 days.

Enjoy these little beauties while they are here!



Enjoy your flower arranging and have a fabulous and floral Monday!

Thank you for visiting 'Of Spring and Summer' - I look forward to seeing you next Wednesday - when I'll be back with more floral delights.

Ingrid 

~ xoxo ~

[Styling, photography and text © Ingrid Henningsson/Of Spring and Summer.]

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P. S. If you are looking for more floral inspiration you can go over and have a look at my Pinterest boards. I have just over 200 boards all relating to flowers, floral styling and flower arranging. There are boards on individual flowers and shows how to arrange them. Other boards show different ways of using vases and containers. Simply click on the link below and it will take you straight there.

2 comments:

Marian said...

Beautiful post about the snowdrop...i love these little flowers....

HWIT BLOGG said...

Sötaste vårblomman...fina bilder du bjuder på!
Ha en härlig dag vännen.
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