For The Record:
Well drained soil
Bone meal fertilizer applied in the fall
Blooming: Dogwood, bridal wreath spirea, azaleas
Seed started: castor plant
30 April 2009
One of the few ornamental plants that were growing around the house when it was purchased many years ago were these spring flowering Snowflakes (Leucojum). According to the linked web site, these are native to southern Europe, and are poisonous. Their name comes from the Greek word for 'white violet.' These are reliable, and are often confused with snowdrops which are shorter and bloom much earlier. The plants this year are blooming quite late. I believe they were planted in late November, so they are paying me back.