There is a lovely legend that says the snowdrops were created by an angel to comfort Adam and Eve during a snowstorm. Adam and Eve had be expelled from the garden of Eden and were really struggling with the harsh winter, an angel appeared and as the snowflakes fell he caught them and they were transformed into snowdrops which he gave to Eve to reassure her that spring would return... A charming thought!
Not all people were happy with these little beauties, the Victorians believed that the flower resembled a corpse wrapped in a shroud and would not bring them into the house. I cannot see it myself and I love to have these beautiful, delicate flowers in my home. Little vases dotted around with these frilly little maids in just make my heart smile. With very little choice in the garden they are a welcome reminder that winter will pass and those warm breezy days of Spring will return!