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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

The Snowdrop Flower

The snowdrop flower is the first flower of the year. The blossoming of the snowdrop is a sign that the winter is transforming to springtime. The Snowdrop flower symbolizes hope. Hope that the winter will finish soon and that the warmth of spring will soon enter our lives. 

Snowdrop flower bulbs are grown in both cold winter regions as well as moderate winters. Snowdrop flowers truly dislike warm winters. Snow crocuses and snowdrops can be grown together in a container. To do so cover the bulbs with soil. It should only take a few weeks to grow roots. But activity above soil will not be apparent to late winter or early spring. 

Snowdrops are perfect pest free plant. Rabbits and deer will not eat them. Snowdrops and their bulbs are poisonous to humans as well. If the flower or its bulb is digested in large quantities the individual may have nausea, diarrhea and vomiting.

To Plant Snowdrops: 
Start by loosening the soil and adding compost or dried manure. Mix soil til it all blends together. You will want no clumps Plant the bulb with the skinny nose up and flat base of the bulb down into the soil. Bulbs should be planted 5 inches to base, or a couple of inches of soil above bulb. 

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