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Re: snow/ice

In a message dated 12/9/03 5:33:18 AM, TeichFlora@aol.com writes:

<< << Not really..... snow acts like an insulator as well as preserving
moisture... so a plant buried all winter will survive better than one on
bare soil... freezing, thawing, freezing, iced... >>

Unless ice is formed below the snow as it did a few yrs ago.
That is not a good thing??  I would think that it would insulate it even 
more?? >>

Noreen, I think it holds to much moisture on the crown of the plant or did 
that year.  We had the longest snow cover in history with ice below.  

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