Snowdrops are one of the best loved, most popular and widely grown of all bulbous plants. This book celebrates their beauty and magical annual resurrection. This newly updated and expanded edition of this best-selling book introduces the twenty known species and has been updated to cover more than 2,400 named snowdrops. Discover the vast range of shapes, sizes and markings of these beautiful flowers. With information on cultivation and planting, detailed descriptions, informative drawings and interesting anecdotes - this will be an invaluable companion for all gardeners, and will inform and delight both the aspiring and seasoned galanthophile.
Freda Cox is an established artist and writer with a passion for plants and gardens. Well known for her botanical paintings, she regularly contributes to numerous publications. She was for many years UK branch head of the Mediterranean Garden Society. From childhood, snowdrops have always been her favourite flower and it was their beauty and fascination that inspired this book. A committed galanthophile with a modest collection of snowdrops, her main love is seeing massive colonies naturalized in the wild.