Winter is commonly thought of as the season without colorful flowers and plant life. In colder parts of the world, it is referred to as the "dead period", in which nothing but white and cold is visible. However, did you know that may winter flowers are perfect for non-winter seasons? This is because most winter flowers are not exposed to much sunlight throughout the winter season, so they thrive in damp and shady areas.
There isn't a better analogy for family togetherness and comfort in the world of gardening than the winter Snowdrops. This is because these flowers clump together in shady areas to keep each other hydrated. Once they clump together, they create a picture perfect fullness which can make your garden look like a snowy forest trail. For the proverbial cherry on top, the tops of the flowers droop down like little bulbs.
Being winter flowers, Snowdrops require minimal effort when it comes to planting. All they need is for the soil to be loosen and then planted with compost or dried manure and granular fertilizer. Make sure to blend the soil and fertilizer together, so there are no clumps. The Snowdrops need the blending of the soil to be able to freely move to clump together with the mother bulb in offsets.
Where To Plant?
Due to the season that these plants thrive in, they require little of the sunlight that seasoned flowers require, but they do require an abundance of rain and general water source to stay hydrated. There is no such thing as over watering when it comes to Snowdrops! One thing to keep in though; Snowdrops are dormant during the warmer Spring and Summer Seasons and go into a sort of flower hibernation during those times. Because of this, you must be very careful to keep from uprooting these petite pretties when planting and maintaining your Summer and Spring flowers.
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By Neha Kamran