Those words were written by H.F. du Pont in 1916. That blue sheet of the March Bank is predominately Glory-of-the-snow or Chionodoxa forbesii (above), formerly known as Chionodoxa luciliae. Its blossoms are upward facing and star-shaped. The petals are joined at the base, unlike those of the squill. The Siberian squill, Scilla siberica (below), has nodding star-like flowers. Note that their petals are separate. Both are easy to grow and available in the nursery trade.