Snowdrops and edelweiss for the formation of carpet in personal plots
As soon as the spring smell is felt in the air, you immediately want the first, spring flowers to bloom on the flower beds and personal plots. Such flowers are most often snowdrops and edelweiss, but the former bloom is still barely blooming, and the latter are boldly waiting for warm days.
Snowdrops and edelweiss are commonly called spring flowers because of their similarity in germination, planting and growth. Both flowers eventually line the ground like a carpet, but in their appearance these flowers are completely different. At the same time, snowdrops will flaunt on the site in spring, and edelweiss in late spring and summer. Both flowers get along well with each other.
Snowdrops are more delicate and fragile, but they are very strong in relation to frost. Most often, snowdrops are planted in bulbs with blooming flowers, and after a few years a bush is formed from one plant, then a larger one, etc.
Snowdrops and edelweiss are not at all whimsical to the soil, although in view of the fact that the latter are considered mountain flowers, it is advisable to choose a more stony or gravelly surface for their growth.
Edelweiss has long been considered a mountain flower, around which there are many different legends. In the old days, every man brought his lady edelweiss flowers, which symbolized his devotion, love and courage. Edelweiss can be grown without any problems in the home garden. They are sown from at the end of winter in boxes for germination under indoor conditions, then dive and planted in the soil after the cold weather. Plants are winter-hardy and there is no need to dig out tubers already planted for the winter.
Snowdrops are blooming right now. I love these flowers. I remember a couple of years ago there was a warm winter and at the end of December sprouts began to climb out. To be honest, I don't really care for them. Of course, I weed and water the flower beds - that's all the care.