March - April height 6" (15 cm) - 10 bulbs
The glory of the snow is the earliest of the three chionodoxa colors. She is just a bit smaller but a well-conceiving species. Very suitable for large surfaces under the still bare trees and shrubs. Glory of the snow offers nectar and pollen for the early active bee and bumblebee species.
Although most wild bees awaken from April, this spring already mid-March was recommended on Facebook to the first observation at 'Zorg voor de Bij'' (Care for the Bee). It is most likely an osmia rufa.
So it pays to ensure flowering in the garden and park if there are no trees and shrubs or garden plants in bloom. Flower bulbs, also the less well-known species that come after the crocuses such as glory of the snow, are very suitable for this. In addition, the first bloomers cheer everyone up. Light them up nicely against a dark surface or between somewhat higher dots.
PRINCIPAL CHEMISTRY-FREE GROWTH
Plant protection products (poison) can move towards nectar and pollen from plants. That is why we as beekeepers opt for exclusively chemical-free grown flower bulbs and also test these ourselves. All organic growers are certified and we look very specifically at the effects for the useful pollinators and butterflies. After all, they are sensitive to the smallest quantities. Read more about it? Look at 'Our quality' or 'Home'.
photography: Hubert J Steed, Shakespeare garden