|Galanthus (snowdrop; Greek gála "milk", ánthos "flower")|
Yesterday, a friend announced that her Snowdrops were up. "How could that be?" Marash Girl asked. "All that's up in my garden are the snow drifts. How can the Snowdrops possibly be higher than the snow drifts?"
"I planted my Snowdrops at the edge of the tree belt so that when the sidewalk is cleared of snow, the edge of the tree belt is uncovered," Marash Girl's friend replied.
Garden envy reared its ugly head as Marash Girl lamented the fact that she would probably not see her Snowdrops for another year, as her Snowdrops were not planted close enough to the edge of her front garden which was still covered with two feet of snow!
Note: Snowdrops are often the first flower to appear in the cold spring of New England.