29 May 2014

Glory of the snow






Glory of the snow in Margareteberg 
(22.4. and 28.4.2014).

From Wikipedia:
Chionodoxa, known as glory-of-the-snow, is a small genus of bulbous 
perennial flowering plants in the family Asparagaceae, subfamily 
Scilloideae, often included in Scilla. The genus is endemic to the 
eastern Mediterranean, specifically Crete, Cyprus and Turkey. 
The blue, white or pink flowers appear early in the year making 
them valuable garden ornamentals. The common name of the 
genus is based on the habit of flowering in high alpine zones 
when the snow melts in spring.

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44 comments:

  1. Such a pretty, dainty flower and love the soft blue color. :) Doing Floral Love I get to see so many species of flowers that I've not known before. I didn't know this one was called Snow Flower. The close up really shows the sparkles.

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    1. Thank you Peabea! I love seeing flowers from all around the world.

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  2. I love them in so lovely blue shade... So pretty!! All the best!

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  3. what a pretty bloom - and a beautiful name!

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  4. Very pretty blooms with lovely sparkles!

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  5. The early spring flowers are so special, I only wish that they lasted longer.
    Have lovely weekend. Tom

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    1. Thank you Tom! Enjoy your weekend.

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  6. Lovely photos! I like Chionodoxa, have many in the garden.
    I remember my childhood, there were very many in the garden, and later my parents moved to an other house and took some valuable plants in the new garden. But not Chionodoxa ... Just a few of small onions were in the ground by the other plants and now, 20 years later, as many are there again become...

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    1. Thank you Mascha! It's amazing how they spread when left alone. Sometimes they cover the ground so completely that you almost can't see the grass.

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  7. Beautiful flowers Gunilla.
    I love the blue color.
    The last picture is my favorite.
    Greetings Irma

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  8. Very pretty - but I am dreaming of summer now:-)
    Have a great Friday, Inge

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    1. Thank you Inge! We're having a cold and wet week here. It feels more like autumn than summer. Have a lovely weekend!

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  9. Oh, beautiful flowers. I love that color :)

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  10. That's beautiful, and colouring, wow.

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  11. What a lovely little flower. I love the color a lot.

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  12. So beautiful those little flowers and so well captured, Gunilla!
    Have a nice weekend and warm greetings from Holland,
    Anna :-))

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    1. Thank you Anna! Have a great weekend!

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  13. Gorgeous flowers - love the delicate colour and your capture of them! Lovely.
    Alison x

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  14. They are so delicate -- in shape, color, and size. Just so sweet. A lovely name too.

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  15. These flowers are sparkling. Awesome!
    www.womenandperspectives.com/2014/05/canna-flowers.html

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  16. I have loved following your site and growth as a photographer. You keep getting better and better. Keep it up.
    patricia

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  17. Lovely flowers. Such a beautiful shade of color.

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  18. Das sind sehr schöne Frühjahrsblüher.
    Bei uns blühen schon die Rosen. Es gibt schon sehr viele Sommerblumen.
    Liebe Grüße, Karin

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  19. Gunilla these are gorgeous.

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  20. Very pretty! That last shot seems to glow.

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  21. Beautiful flowers! Love the last photo - it glitters!!
    Thank you so much for joining Floral Love! Hope you join me again in a day or so ♥

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    1. Thank you Mona! I'm looking forward to linking up again.

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