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Harald-Alex.

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Re: Snowdrop Region Elbe Elster Germany
« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2018, 10:12:04 PM »
It's much warmer in your country than here. Bees don't fly before March or April (12-15°C). We have years in which we don't have peaches because it was too cold for bees when the trees flowered. When the first bees appear the snowdrops are gone for weeks.
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Hallo Hannelore, I found in my snowdropgarden during sunny weather already end februar and Mart bees in snowdropflowers collecting pollen.
I send You a foto from 8.3.2013, where You can see a bee in snowdrops. (Foto 1)
The fertile galanthus flowers forms green fruits with fertile seeds, the infertile fruits soon after flowering became yellow and dry out. (Foto 2). Greetings from Döbrichau, Saxonia - North Harald
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Re: Snowdrop Region Elbe Elster Germany
« Reply #16 on: February 14, 2018, 10:19:03 PM »
Last year we started in Torgau a landart projekt for the 500 Year of Reformation with 16000 Galanthus and Chionodoxa and planted the portraits of Martin Luther and Katharina von Bora in the lawn of the Rosengarten near the Castle Hartenfels Torgau ( Foto 1).
We opened a new "Lutherweg Elbe-Elster" and near the "Heilandskirche Beilrode" we planted the family-logo of Martin Luther. (Foto 2).
In the next month the park of Schurigshof will coloured ful BLUE with thousands of Scilla sibirica flowers (Foto 3)

Harald- Alex, I´m really impressed by the activities with which You improve the attractiveness of Your region by planting so many snowdrops and other geophytes! Hope to be able to visit Your garden and area in a few years when retired, as it will take more than just a day off.

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Re: Snowdrop Region Elbe Elster Germany
« Reply #17 on: February 15, 2018, 08:46:27 AM »
Harald- Alex, I´m really impressed by the activities with which You improve the attractiveness of Your region by planting so many snowdrops and other geophytes! Hope to be able to visit Your garden and area in a few years when retired, as it will take more than just a day off.
Hallo Mariette, thank You for Your nice comment. I try to grow snowdrops not only in my own garden, but I want to focus the mind to the many natural places in our region, where snowdrops and other spring flowers grows. In 2022 in Torgau starts the" Sächsische Landesgartenschau 2022" and first time for such a exhibition we want organize in february a "Snowdrop-Weekend" , where a new snowdrop variety gets a name!
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Re: Snowdrop Region Elbe Elster Germany
« Reply #18 on: February 26, 2018, 04:52:35 PM »
The weather is very frosty now, but also, if the maximum temperatures are little under zero, the snowdrops stands up after frosty nights when the sun shines. We start in Saturday, 3.3.18 our first bus tour through the snowdrop region Torgau Herzberg and hope,this is the beginning of a new tradition!

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Re: Snowdrop Region Elbe Elster Germany
« Reply #19 on: February 26, 2018, 07:50:40 PM »
I hope that you  - and the flowers - are not all frozen, Harald!  Have a good time!
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Re: Snowdrop Region Elbe Elster Germany
« Reply #20 on: March 07, 2018, 10:45:10 PM »
Because of the hevy nightfrosts of the last two weeks we had to cancel the first bus-travel in our Snowdropregion Torgau -Herzberg - Uebigau!
It is good, that the damages of this hard weather are little only, so that we can start with the bus in Friday 9.3.18 afternoon.
A little surprise for the visitors of my snowdropgarden are this first attempts of "Snowdrop-cakes"!

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Re: Snowdrop Region Elbe Elster Germany
« Reply #21 on: March 10, 2018, 10:48:11 AM »
Impressions from our first Snowdrop-Bustour Torgau, Wildschütz, Döbrichau, Falkenberg and Snowdrop-park Uebigau:
we had a fine  fife hour trip with best sunny spring-weather
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« Reply #22 on: March 10, 2018, 10:55:47 AM »
Fotos from our first Snowdrop-Bustour Torgau, Wildschütz, Döbrichau, Falkenberg and Snowdrop-park Uebigau:
foto 1: Crocus churchyard Wildschütz and the farmgarden Müller
foto 2: our group bevore the Glacies Torgau with snowdropplaces
foto 3: Snowdrop-garden Döbrichau
foto 4: snowdrop-park Uebigau
foto 5: surprise with snowdrop-caces!
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« Reply #23 on: March 10, 2018, 11:00:20 AM »
Fotos from our first Snowdrop-Bustour Torgau, Wildschütz, Döbrichau, Falkenberg and Snowdrop-park Uebigau:
foto 1: Crocus churchyard Wildschütz and the farmgarden Müller
foto 2: our group bevore the Glacies Torgau with snowdropplaces
foto 3: Snowdrop-garden Döbrichau
foto 4: snowdrop-park Uebigau
foto 5: surprise with snowdrop-caces!

we will repeat this tour soon!
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« Reply #24 on: March 10, 2018, 11:02:18 AM »
Fotos from our first Snowdrop-Bustour Torgau, Wildschütz, Döbrichau, Falkenberg and Snowdrop-park Uebigau:
foto 1: Crocus churchyard Wildschütz and the farmgarden Müller
foto 2: our group bevore the Glacies Torgau with snowdropplaces
foto 3: Snowdrop-garden Döbrichau
foto 4: snowdrop-park Uebigau
foto 5: surprise with snowdrop-caces!
Newspaper from today:

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Re: Snowdrop Region Elbe Elster Germany
« Reply #25 on: March 13, 2018, 09:03:42 PM »
the churchgarden Saxdorf is a beautiful "botanical garden" in south-Brandenburg and now full of Snowdrops, Crocus, Eranthis, later many Roses, Bambus, Camelias and Shrub-paeonieas. There in 10.3.2018 the organisatores celebrated with great engagement the Open Garden Day 2018". Many visitors came to look the flowers. In the afternoon we had coffee and cakes and heard klavier musik from MDB Stephan Hilsberg.
The Top of this day was a power-point-presentation of Hagen Engelmann about the classification of snowdrops and the newest trends in snowdrop-breeding! A wonderful day with spring sun and 14 °C.
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« Reply #26 on: March 14, 2018, 12:10:15 PM »
the local newspaper had im monday a positve resüme of the Open Garden Day in Saxdorf:
Foto 1: - The gardener Manig and Graeff organisated this open day
Foto 2: - between two powerpoint presentations Hagen Engelmann answered the many questions of the visitors
Foto 3: - thousands of snowdrops flowered and many hybrids was to seen

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Re: Snowdrop Region Elbe Elster Germany
« Reply #27 on: March 14, 2018, 12:14:07 PM »
In the curchgarden Wildschütz opened thousands of blue crocus and is open now, says the newspaper Torgauer Allgemeine from 14.3.18

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Re: Snowdrop Region Elbe Elster Germany
« Reply #28 on: March 15, 2018, 06:25:13 PM »
also in our new snowdrop - garden all snowdrops are in flower after the hard frostperiod (Foto 1 +2) and are an attraction for many snowdrop-fans.
Some of the clusters with little flowers I have to marker and harvest in may to give this snowdrops new places with more space, that they are flowering again in the next years (Foto 3)!

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« Reply #29 on: March 16, 2018, 08:14:44 AM »
"Scottish stone walls" and many snowdrop-flowers in the little park of Schurigshof Döbrichau. Eranthis also flowering and 3 weeks later here thousands of blue Scilla sibirica opens their flowers!
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