The first flower

La premère fleur

English version below the pictures

 Hier Lundi 16 janvier 2023 ma femme revenait du jardin et me dit « j’ ai vu les premières perce-neige . Elle retourna au jardin pour prendre en photo ces premières perce neiges en formation . C’étaient les premières fleurs de l’année   Photo de perce-neige 2023 janvier. Elles sont encore si menues.

Elles fleurissaient dans des endroits ombragés au pied de pommier et de haie

Yesterday Monday January 16 my wife came back from the garden telling me ” I saw the first snowdrops of the year” She went back to the garden and took a photo of those tiny snowdrops just in button. It was the first flowers of the year ( January 16 of 2023) It was blooming around a small appel-tree or by a hedge, photo Janine Fauquet

Perce neige épanouies en Février 2015: Elles sont complètement épanouies et , ce que l’on ne voit pas : des bulbes se forment dans le sol et multiplient la plante,

Snow drops in bloom 2015 February

They are totally in bloom and what is not visible , bulbs are underground and will multiply the plant.

Observing the life of snowdrops raises questions about their way of life. The life of the snowdrop appears to be linked to the seasons, that is to say to the climatic conditions (humidity, light and temperature. –

Do you know plants in your region that are so clearly linked to the climate? ?


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110 Responses to The first flower

  1. suester7 says:

    The first flowers to bloom… nice!

  2. Deux fleurs dans le jardin par ici également.
    Belle, douce et souriante journée à toi, Michel, et à Janine.

  3. How wonderful and beautiful! The snowdrop flowers are so lovely! 🙂
    I love all the plants that thrive in the cold weather…they are smile-bringers! Oh! The crocus in one of my fave ones. 🙂
    (((HUGS))) ❤️

  4. calmkate says:

    lovely shots of the snowdrops and the fallen apples … glad you have flowers so early when others are suffering huge snowstorms!

    Here our native plants are more prone to either surviving or hibernating during the hot weather and then thriving or erupting once it rains 🙂

  5. Our snowdrops are similarly linked; we have others that are winter flowering, e.g. cyclamen, one cherry, and one clematis. However, this year many plants are waking up early.

  6. Caro says:

    Chez nous aussi elles poussent vivement le printemps. Entre le vent ,la pluie et le gele….c est pas la joie
    Bon appétit je vous embrasse bien fort Carole

  7. Marion Manson says:

    Snowdrops always remind me of my childhood. We had them growing in our garden in the cooler weather. Lovely photos here, Michel. 🙂

  8. Karen says:

    The first flowers always carry a bit of hope with them. I’m always surprised that people in your area look for flowers in January and February. Here, we cannot expect flowers until late March or April. Thank you for sharing Janine’s photo! ❤️Karen

  9. murisopsis says:

    January?!? We won’t even dream of flowers until late March – the first will be the crocus often poking up through a little snow!

  10. Rachel says:

    We still have two more months to go, but with no snow, I am not sure if an early spring will come about, or not? We have had a lot of rain the last two days. The back roads are going to be terrible!
    Happy day!
    Rachel 🌹

  11. Susan Joos says:

    The first flowers of Spring are much anticipated! I have some that bloom very early as well, but I am not sure they are snowdrops. I haven’t looked for them but I think it is still too early here. I have seen the daffodil foliage beginning to peel through, though. Spring is on its way!

  12. sherazade says:

    In italiano ‘buca-neve’ dal profumo sottile.
    Buona settimana carissimo Michel ❤️

  13. Bonjour! I learned about snowdrops a few years ago, though I’m pretty sure I’ve never seen any in my area (I live in Pennsylvania USA). They are charming flowers.

  14. It will be a while before any first flowers of spring. Everything covered with snow and we still may get more. A cold front headed our way, so no snow/ice melt at all. Enjoy your snowdrops. I have 3 left, but not sure they will make it through this winter. Enjoy your spring-like weather ! ❤

  15. blb1 says:

    Bluebonnets here, already just poking out.

  16. Oh wow – you have flowers already? Spring is early!

  17. Such a beautiful scene dear Michel ❤️

  18. mrswrangler says:

    Beautiful. We are two or three months from flowers.

  19. Lavinia Ross says:

    Snowdrops in January! They are beautiful!

    January has been unusually warm here in my part of Oregon, and we are seeing some plants ahead of schedule. No sign of our own snowdrops, though.

    • You are right, Lavinia ,this winter is not really cold and this of course actives the vegetation . And this may become worrying for the balance on the ressources in water and other things of the nature .
      Love ❤

  20. Lakshmi Bhat says:

    It is so exciting to see the first flowers of the year 🙂 Snowdrops are beautiful.

  21. Atzeni Carlo said on Facebook:
    Pierce-neige, in Italian Bucaneve. Il n’y a pas de neige mais le fleurs sont lá a annoncer le printemps qui arriverá bientôt. La primavera aussi la prime vere au feminin
    Bien â toi Michel

  22. Annalì Sa said on Facebook :
    Moi aussi j’ai trouvé ce premier fleur dans mon jardin ! ❤ Je l’ai dédié à mon amie Carla qui nous a quitté il y a quelques mois 😔.

  23. Annick Quennehent said on facebook:
    c’est aussi une fleur d’espoir, de courage et d’endurance, amitiés à vous deux.

  24. neilc693 says:

    I see a few of these little bulb plants here too—in January ! It is unheard of . . . for a number of years now there have been very mild winters

  25. LGail says:

    I have crocus blooming now. So welcome this time of year.

  26. Annick Quennehent said on Facebook:
    c’est aussi une fleur d’espoir, de courage et d’endurance, amitiés à vous deux .

  27. Zakiah says:

    Beautiful picture, dear Michel. We have a long way to go yet. My crocuses and daffodils are the first ones to show up here. Some years, the Hyacinths also bloom early.

  28. Resa says:

    I don’t know a lot about plants. However, I do know we won’t see any until April.
    Then we might see crocus and then tulips, if the weather is nice. We could see crocus as early as March, weather permitting.
    So, I could say the bulb plants: crocus, daffodils, hyacinth and tulips are linked to the seasons! xo ❤

  29. We don’t usually see flowers until March at least. Love the snowdrops.

  30. Atzeni Carlo said on Facebook:
    Perce-neige, in Italian Bucaneve. Il n’y a pas de neige mais le fleurs sont lá a annoncer le printemps qui arriverá bientôt. La primavera aussi la prime vere au feminin
    Bien â toi Michel

  31. I love to see the blooms of snowdrops… They remind me of the many my father had within his garden…. I feel the snowdrop represents the strength within all of us, as it pushes through frozen ground to raise its delicate head to all weathers yet is still blooms pure and white, holding its tiny head proud…
    May we all learn from the tiny snowdrop, the resilience to keep pushing through when all seems dark and tough around us..

    J’aime voir les fleurs de perce-neige… Elles me rappellent les nombreuses que mon père avait dans son jardin… Je sens que le perce-neige représente la force en chacun de nous, alors qu’il pousse à travers le sol gelé pour lever sa tête délicate à tous les temps, il fleurit toujours pur et blanc, tenant fièrement sa petite tête…
    Puissions-nous tous apprendre du petit perce-neige, la résilience pour continuer à avancer quand tout semble sombre et difficile autour de nous…

    Beautiful photos dear Michel… Much love my dear friend. 😀 ❤

  32. kmaidy says:

    bonjour Michel,
    oh oui, quelle jolie fleur que le perce-neige qui nous revient en plus chaque année fidèlement au même endroit, tout en se multipliant !
    tu as raison c’est la fleur de l’espérance !
    je n’en ai pas encore vus chez moi cette année !
    bises ! et profitez en bien !

  33. L. Marie says:

    How wonderful that you are getting flowers! I have not seen any flowers yet. But I hear birds very often though the temperatures are sometimes below zero. Love to you and Janine. ❤️

  34. Life has been so busy for me!
    Just wanted to stop by with some (((HUGS))) and ❤️ for you and Janine. 🙂

  35. calmkate says:

    praying you are recovering well, love and HUGS from me too 🙂

  36. Anne-Marie says:

    Sommes aussi heureux de les voir renaître année après année ❤️

    Meilleurs voeux pour toi cher Michel dont je lis ce matin que tu fais face à une mauvaise chute.

    Cordialement ❤️

  37. littlemissbliss says:

    wow! i can’t believe they are out already!
    we have snow flowers lol
    i was surprised when i was at the falkland islands how many flowers they had and that they are so close to the antarctic (it is their summer right now also)
    nothing like new life to make up hopeful for a lovely year ahead xo

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