Welcome to our Snowdrop / Galanthus website
A world of Snowdrops.
Please note some of the snowdrops are in short supply, to avoid disappointment You are advised to contact us to get an update before ordering on line.
It Is with great pleasure to open the updated list for the new season again to make available from my collection .
The new season is started here early , first one up was Gal. Blanc the Chine on the 1st October , a pure white ,with 4 outer petals , some great start of this Snowdrop Regina - Olgae autumn flowering albino . with second to follow , Galanthus Regina – Olgae “Melvin Jope on the 7th October showing the elegant tall flowers .
A great new beginning after many Years of collecting my selection.
Every Year I ask myself , Do I need really more ? No I do not , But then I there the question of the mania of the collector who drive You the other direction . Temptation is always just around the corner here at “ Field Of Blooms “.
Yes there are have being many new introductions after the last update , sure the are not added to the list for a now .
As the list of collection grow more , some has to be more choosy and many have introduced from great growers from Ukraine , Germany , The Netherlands ,Sweden , Croatia , Belgium and more European countries .
I am delighted to introduce some from the Ukraine with already some available to find in the website , More are to be introduced in time , like Gal. Uptown Girl , Morgana , Angelina from Decora Nurseries , Green lantern are some of them , hope the will do here well and increase naturally to get same to be able to share from the website .
Last spring many of varieties I grow have now to be set of not available or will be seen in the shop less the price .
Pleace take note when you like to order send me email for availability before order to put true .I will reply to confirm if still available, as some varieties are in small stock and go fast out .
So I can try to avoid disappointments for both of us .
I look forward to enjoy my collection and new additions again , it sure is shorting the Wintertime here in Ireland and wish You all happy Snowdrop time .
For the real Galanthophile I recommend the following books:
The Genus Galanthus And Snowdrops by Matt Bishop, Aaron Davis and John Grimshaw, 2001.
Galantomania by Hanneke van Dijk – Illustrated with beautiful pictures.
How I discovered Snowdrops
Remembering as a child living in Belgium when the winters were still cold and usual the soil was covered with a blanket of snow, my parents had a small garden where they grow some flowers. I remember seeing some clumps of ordinary snowdrops Nivalis standing heads above the snow and enduring the cold air, and those images always remained with me through my life.
Much later in life, a neighbour introduced me to her garden, where the driveway to the house was a carpet of snowdrops. Every spring the little white caps are standing above the green lawn for weeks without failing. It was the lady of the house who got me interested in getting some snowdrops under-planted with my then collection of Helleborus, and they really thrived, complimenting the different colours of the lenten-roses with their elegant white.
Thus began my journey to become a snowdrop collector. A few visits to Belgium friends, brought me some of my first cultivars and needless to say, getting hooked was unavoidable, with the result of ending up with around 500 different cultivars and growing.
From the first ordinary Galanthus Nivalis to the current collection, they flower through the Autumn and Winter months, some as early as October through to April, which give lots of interest during the otherwise long winter time and reason enough tho get active outside during that time.
I am fortunate to have soil, where the snowdrops thrive very well and are happy to flourish on there own.I don’t like to disturb them, when in a dormant state and only make divisions for replanting or sale during early Spring, usual March to April depending on the seasonal weather conditions.
My name is Guy de Shryver and I have been passionate about Galanthus and Hellebores since my youth in Belgium. I now grow these wonderful plants in Ireland.
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