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Brian Ellis

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Re: Snowdrops in art
« Reply #30 on: February 03, 2014, 09:35:01 AM »
I went to Blacksmith's Cottage Garden snowdrop sale today and was very impressed with Christine Mole's snowdrops!

Sorry I missed you Gail, I must have gone before you arrived.  Thanks for posting the pic, she was telling me about them last night on the phone and I was hoping someone would have a good photograph.  Good old Christine!
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Re: Snowdrops in art
« Reply #31 on: February 03, 2014, 11:42:51 AM »
Not sure if this is "art" as many would think of it, but........
 

picture via C. C.  ;D
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Re: Snowdrops in art
« Reply #32 on: February 03, 2014, 03:59:15 PM »
It may not be 'Art' but it tasted jolly good ;D ;D
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Re: Snowdrops in art
« Reply #33 on: February 03, 2014, 07:24:12 PM »
What can one say.
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Re: Snowdrops in art
« Reply #34 on: February 03, 2014, 09:22:45 PM »
Do needle felted pink snowdrops count as art ? I don't know who to crop the picture to make it small enough on my iPad to show people
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Re: Snowdrops in art
« Reply #35 on: February 03, 2014, 09:26:18 PM »
........ yes, they do count!


Here is Emma's pink snowdrop
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Re: Snowdrops in art
« Reply #36 on: February 03, 2014, 09:29:13 PM »
I've emailed you Maggi  :-*
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Re: Snowdrops in art
« Reply #37 on: February 03, 2014, 09:33:57 PM »
I've emailed you Maggi  :-*

I know!  Look above........ ;D ;D
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Re: Snowdrops in art
« Reply #38 on: February 03, 2014, 11:08:38 PM »
Lol thank you Maggi  :-*
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Re: Snowdrops in art
« Reply #39 on: February 08, 2014, 06:00:55 PM »
Looking for something else, I found details of a talk given at the Kalmthout snowdrop event in 2009 (translation courtesy of Google).

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Stefan Vidts: Galanthofilie, a strange disease. Snowdrops are something typically Flemish? Or is it an English fad? A search through botany and Flemish art through the ages.

If "botany and Flemish art" is a correct translation then perhaps Stefan is the man to give the "Snowdrops in art" talk that we have been seeking?
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Re: Snowdrops in art
« Reply #40 on: February 10, 2014, 08:18:34 AM »
Further to my previous posts, I have had an exchange of messages with Stefan Vidts (who turns out to be a forum member).  It seems he might be willing to come to the UK to give a talk on "Snowdrops in Art" if invited to do so.  So if you want to hear such a talk, now is the time to start lobbying the snowdrop event organisers to put him in their 2015 programme.
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Re: Snowdrops in art
« Reply #41 on: February 10, 2014, 09:24:43 AM »
Alan
That sounds like a good idea.

I also suspect from talking to other snowdrop enthusiasts that a Gala talk that looked at the common or garden problems of beginning to grow snowdrops healthily, dealing with the everyday problems that growing snowdrops present, and which varieties might be the best to start with to form the basis of a collection, would be welcomed.

Perhaps we could take a break from the talks about snowdrops growing in the wild in Turkey, excellent though they doubtless are; and from the talks about exotic new varieties that are actually not going to be available for ten years and then only for the price of a small house.
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Re: Snowdrops in art
« Reply #42 on: February 10, 2014, 10:19:11 AM »
I have suggested to Alan Street that he put together a talk about 'Snowdrops In Art'.  He didn't say 'No' but also suggested Hitch Lyman, who of course is in America but spends time in England during to snowdrop season.  Anyway I have sown the seeds for others to take up.

Looking forward to meeting forumists at Shaftesbury on Saturday.
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Re: Snowdrops in art
« Reply #43 on: February 10, 2014, 11:21:58 AM »
Well , if we we decide that the Shaftesbury event is a success and worth doing again , I will see what we can organise regarding a snowdrops in art and which snowdrops to start a collection with ( could probably do that one myself )

Look forward to meeting you Olive on Saturday
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Re: Snowdrops in art
« Reply #44 on: February 10, 2014, 11:35:57 AM »
Alan
That sounds like a good idea.

I also suspect from talking to other snowdrop enthusiasts that a Gala talk that looked at the common or garden problems of beginning to grow snowdrops healthily, dealing with the everyday problems that growing snowdrops present, and which varieties might be the best to start with to form the basis of a collection, would be welcomed.

Perhaps we could take a break from the talks about snowdrops growing in the wild in Turkey, excellent though they doubtless are; and from the talks about exotic new varieties that are actually not going to be available for ten years and then only for the price of a small house.
Steve


Hear, hear! 
In fact, it is the case in general that there is a large desire for practical  plant/propagation/cultivation talks- though these are few and far between for the most part.
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