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Re: cold weather and winter gardening--outdoors?

In a message dated 01/26/2003 3:41:10 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
wmorgan972@ameritech.net writes:

> Has anyone else heard of this phenomenon?  I'm quite curious.  Mother used
> to say that her step-dad sprinkled grass seed on top of the snow to fill in
> their damaged lawn.  Is there some value in this?

Shirley poppies like to be planted on top of a late snowfall - the thawing 
snow takes them into the soil, and they like the cold start.  I have had very 
good luck planting them this way.

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