Snow bells

Snowbells. I am trying to find a source for 'snow bells'. Someone told me that that was the name of the flowers. They were planted underneath the Bay window in my old house. I used to love seeing them sprout very early in the spring, sometimes even coming up thru a light scattering of snow. They were tiny little white flowers with yellow or orange in side if I remember correctly. I asked a friend what they were and she said snow bells. When I did a search for snow bells I get a listing of weird trees. I didn't plant these at my old house, they were there when we moved in, just like the very pretty purple tulips with the white edging. We are moving in to a new house in August and I'd like to plant these. I know enough to know if the plants come up in the spring , I have to plant them in the fall. But that's about the limit of my knowledge , So I might be around asking more questions as time goes on. Thanks for all your help
Amber
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So go and ask that "somebody" the actual species name of their "snowbells" and search again!!!
I do have a suspicion that you may be alluding to some species or hybrid of Galanthus.
The bulbs should be available in garden centers in the autumn.

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You know, not everyone actually knows the species names of what they've planted. Realize that might be a shock to you, but it's far more likely than not that if a person isn't really into gardening they won't. Besides, if you reread the post you'll see she asked a friend, she didn't say the friend actually was involved in the planting.

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Still, Cereoid's advice was good advice, as many plants share common names. And to care for a plant properly sort of requires knowing what it actually is, as there is no generic way to take care of all plants. Certainly to ask other gardeners for advice sort of requires letting them know what you're asking about.
I keep a running garden diary that begins with all thei nformation on a tag & when I planted it. I jot down in the garden diary changes & developments for each plant I observe over time, & from the garden diary I even create web-pages about each plant in my garden, updating the pages whenever as experience with given species deepens or changes. For me at least it adds a great deal of enjoyment to know the species & where it was originally native to in the world, or if a hybrid cultivar who developed it when & how long it has been gardened, folklore or medicinal or culinary associations, & so on, none of which is possible -- not proper care, not deepening knowledge -- without first knowing the species.
The "Snowbells" you asked about could be any number of things.This native southwestern shrub is called snowbells:
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/nature/endang/plants/images/txsnowbe.jpg
This little slow-spreading groundcover is commonly called alpine snow bells: http://www.paghat.com/snowbells.html The snowflake lily is sometimes called dewdrops or summer snowbells: http://www.paghat.com/snowflake.html
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I suggested that the plant was probably a Galanthus.
Didn't you bother to read the rest of the message before going off on a tangent?

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If you have nothing useful nor relevant to say, Philpot, you can just sit down and shut up like a good little boy. It is not at all a shock to know that the world is full of self-righteous idiots like you. You just may get your turn on the Jerry Springer Show some day!!!
I did suggest the plant is probably a Galanthus but you removed that portion of my reply because you admit that are nothing more than a troublemaking troll with no interest in gardening. Since you are neither the person who asked the question nor have a clue as to the answer, you are not entitled to stick you nose in other people's discussions, Philarse.

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Stick it, jerkboy.
I deleted the part of your original post simply because I was trimming for space. Your suggestion, worded within your condescending little diatribe, didn't go unnoticed, it just bore no need for commenting on. What bore commenting on was your needless attack on someone who had turned to a group of knowledgeable gardeners for information. As to being a troll, you dimwitted, arrogant little excuse for a human, I've been posting off and on for quite a while, but I usually don't bother since there are plenty of people who answer questions from those who don't garden without sounding like they have a stick up their bum. You, on the other hand, must have a real case of piles by now.
By the way, just to quote a really bad example of both grammar and logic, you said

must assume that the thrust of your sentence is that I have no interest in gardening, it becomes apparent that you are truly a clueless and pompous jerk. I've been gardening on my own for over 30 years, after having spent the prior 18 years learning gardening from my grandfather and father, and assisting my next-door neighbor with his vineyard.

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No matter how you cut it, you are still a rutting troll, Philistine.
Go back to hiding under your bridge instead of posting you deranged off-topic self-righteous crap that shows what a piece of worthless shit you really are. So what if you have been pulling weeds for over 30 years? Even a trained chimp could do a better job of it than you. Every dimwit like you that can dig a hole in dirt thinks they are gardeners. It takes a lot more than that, you clueless phony. You must be a real disappointment to your father and grandfather.

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Hi Amber, I'm not sure, but I think what you might be looking for is actually a crocus( they come in purple and yellow too). If it's not that then maybe Snowdrops, but they don't have orange centers. They hang like a bell and have green inner petals. My only two sources are both Canadian: www.veseys.com www.BrecksBulbs.ca
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Some Galanthus (and Leucojum) have the tepals tipped with yellow instead of green. Galanthus nivalis var. flavescens, G.nivalis var. lutescens and Leucojum vernum var. carpathicum are examples.

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On 27 Jul 2003 16:16:48 GMT, snipped-for-privacy@aol.com (Amberinauburn) wrote:

We USAsians are at a disadvantage in plant ID because we use so many 'common' names, which may be given to many completely different plants. I just Googled for *images* of
snow bells snowbells snowdrops
and turned up photos of many quite different plants (as well as a lot of non-plant images). However, you might give it a shot. Around here (zone 7b or 8) 'Snowdrops' are some of the earliest-blooming bulbs, coming between Crocus and Daffodils. They have narrow-leafed foliage and single or multiple bell-shaped white flowers. The flowers are very similar, come to think of it, to Lily of the Valley, but somewhat larger.
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snow drops. van englen for large amounts http://www.vanengelen.com / or their retail outlet scheepers. http://www.johnscheepers.com / Galanthus
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