Snow Flower Time

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  1. Steve North

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    Well, I guess it is time for me to plant the snow flower seeds again for this winter..
    Every year, I plant dozens of snow flower seeds about 10 inches apart.. They make the winter so much more pleasant looking out of the window knowing the flowers are blooming..

    What happens is, as the snow accumulates over the seeds, they start to grow.. As the snow gets higher, they grow higher as well, however they NEVER break the surface of the snow.. They always stay below the surface of the snow..
    As the temperature drops below the -20c mark, they start to multiply, filling up the spaces I left between the seeds.. Eventually, the whole front lawn area gets covered with lovely snow flowers..

    Now, as the snow melts in the spring, the flowers shrink as well and eventually when the snow is all gone, so are the snow flowers..
     
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  2. Holly Saunders

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    What a wonderful idea Steve... how pretty that must look... is it something like these...

    I googled Canadian snow flowers...


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    Those look like a crocus to me, @Holly Saunders . I am pretty sure that Steve is telling us another one of his tall tales about planting the snow flowers though.
    Since they are always under the snow blooming all winter, they are never seen under there, and they fade out as the snow leaves, they are just imaginary flowers that Steve “plants” each year and enjoys the idea that under all of that snow there are snow flowers blooming.
     
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    really....a tall tale eh? awww shame I thought it was real... it would be a nice idea tho'
     
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    On the nights with a full moon, the Snow Fairy comes and dances in @Steve North 's yard by the light of the moon.

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    She loves the fragrance of Steve's Snow Flowers growing beneath the snow. Just before sunup, she breathes on the snow to thaw out a spot to see them. Then she picks one to take back home with her.

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    Why is everyone making fun of my snow flowers?????
    After all, who else plants snow flowers ??
    Seems like I am the only one.......
     
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    We don’t get enough snow to bury the snowflowers down here in the South, @Steve North , and you yourself said that they need that deep snow cover to be able to bloom underneath all winter long.
    Here they would only get maybe an ince of snow once or twice a year, and would never be able to get tall enough under snowdrifts to bloom.
    It is wonderful that you go to all of that gardening effort each year, and maybe when your snow is several feet deep, you can take a picture and post it, and we will all know that somewhere under all of that snow, your snowflowers are busy blooming.
     
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  8. Shirley Martin

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    @Steve North , I love your snow flowers. I think they are a delightful fantasy. I hope you get a chance to see the Snow Fairy dancing on your lawn. But, first, you have to suspend disbelief. You have to believe in magic. Disbelievers never get to see Snow Fairies or Snow flowers. :D
     
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    I believe !!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    My snow flowers are all gone.. We had some snow but it has been warm lately and the snow melted taking the flowers with it..
    They will come back as soon as we get more snow that will last.....
     
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