The other day a radio program about Dionysus, the god of intoxication, triggered me. I have a snowdrop in the garden with the same name. What a coincidence!
In Greek mythology Dionysus is the god of wine, fun and dance. For that reason, Dionysus is usually depicted with a group of frenzied dancing women.
Frenzied women. That is something I have come across but for a different reason. Some years ago I visited the snowdrops event at 'Boschhoeve' on which I bought this snowdrop Dionysus.
Seeing snowdrops on a snowdrop event will quickly get you into a ”snowdrop intoxication." Only one thing comes to your mind is: mine, mine, mine! All around me I saw the same frenzy with other snowdrop collectors. I have not seen them dancing though, or it must have been a dance of joy as they could add a coveted snowdrop to their collection!
As mentioned above, I bought snowdrop Dionysus at this event. It has double flowers and grows quickly into a large clump. This makes it an ideal snowdrop for the novice snowdrops collectors.
Shortly (18, 19 and 20 February), the snowdrop event will be held again at the 'Boschhoeve’. If you love snowdrops, you really should attend.
I would love to hear about your frenzied snowdrop intoxication!
A snowdrop like this.......
....... can make you intoxicated.
Galanthus Dionysus. Simple on the outside.
Double on the inside.
Several snowdrops in a vase.