I did not realize that Snowdrops were so popular, particularly to a number of obsessed gardeners who search for new varieties that have crossed in the wild. Anne Marie Chaker’s March 18, 2010 article, Seriously Obsessed With Snowdrops in The Wall Street Journal, tells all.
The previous owner of my house allowed the back yard to be natural and planted Snowdrops here and there among the trees. I’ve been here 20 years and each spring the brave souls greet me once the snow melts with bigger and bigger clumps of beautiful white blooms.
I only have one variety blooming but now I’ll be on the look out for other colors and flower shapes and perhaps become obsessed with Snowdrops myself.