This week’s plant of the week is dedicated to New England’s snow storm over the weekend.
Garden Snowdrops are about 4-6 inches in size and look like three drops of milk hanging from a stem. This accounts for the Latin name Galanthus which means “milk-white flowers”.The major benefit of planting Garden Snowdrops is their early arrival. They can show up weeks before crocuses do, and will often poke through a covering of snow. In the South, snowdrops may even bloom all winter long. Since they are small, you probably need to plant a large number to make a dramatic effect. They are especially attractive in rock gardens, under trees and shrubs, at the fronts of borders or in front of flowering shrubs, in lawns, or along woodland paths.