Columnist Marlene Link sings the praises of the little white flowers
Snowdrops will be popping up in gardens soon. – Cathie Coward

Oh Spring! Wherefore art thou? Which do I long for more? Watching for the first Snowdrops to appear, or getting my hands in the soil? Methinks I’ll watch for the Snowdrops as the ground is likely too cold to dig.

There are 20 varieties of Snowdrops but three are the most common: single white common, double, and a very early large variety. All three varieties have three slender leaves. Snowdrops propagate quickly and produce tiny bulblets. When planting in the fall, add compost, leaf mould or well rotted manure. In addition, they like a little moisture. I also enjoy Winter Aconites (Eranthis) which are a small yellow flower with green ruff.

Snowdrops can be found in literature and art as a sign of spring…let’s hope we start to see their beautiful faces soon!

Why not join other gardeners and would-be gardeners at our next Program Night on March 21? Our speakers will be Troy Moodie, Kelly Bowers and Natalie Hahn on “All About the Bees!” The Dunnville Horticultural Society meets every third Thursday at the Optimist Club Hall, 101 Main St. From 7-9pm. Or visit us online at our Facebook page or website For questions or comments, contact Deb Zynomirski (President) at (416) 566-9337 or


– Marlene Link is a member of the Dunnville Horticultural Society.

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