22 Feb Snowdrops and Crocuses: Temple of Flora
As you probably know by now, we like to share art that garden-lovers will enjoy. During 2023 we will be showing you pictures from Robert John Thornton‘s Temple of Flora. This 1807 book was the third volume of Thornton’s great flower book project that explained the theories of Carl Linnaeus, New Illustration of the Sexual System of Carolus von Linnaeus. He didn’t create the engravings that fill this third volume, but the book was his project. You can look back at our January Temple of Flora post for more information about the artists that created the images. Anyway, it was easy to choose our February selection. For some reason this engraving only has the title The Snowdrop. However, it shows snowdrops and crocuses against a still-wintery landscape – perfect for February!
Why do we love snowdrops?
All gardeners get a smile on their faces when the first snowdrops peep through. It’s the first sign of spring, and sometimes it happens even before there’s any perceptible change in the weather. Soon the crocuses add a note of beautiful colour, and birds start singing. Before you know it, spring is in full bloom.
If you would like to make sure that your own garden goes through the growing season in good health, an irrigation system will definitely help achieve this. Making sure that every plant gets exactly the right amount of water at the right time is crucial for its vitality. A Rosewood system also allows you to provide water in the way each plant likes to receive it. Some need watering below ground at the roots, some prefer sprinklers that pop up and provide a good soaking at ground level, and some like a gentle mist like light rain falling from above. Rosewood designs each system to be tailored to your exact requirements, with different zones employing different irrigation methods.
Give us a call if you’d like to know more – Rosewood will make sure your snowdrops, crocuses, and all your other plants get our help to thrive.