Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Edelweiss in a Can

Isn't this a cute souvenir?  My mom brought it back for the kids this summer from Tyrol.  "Open, water, enjoy!" is what the instructions say, and you will grow your own Edelweiss flower.  I'll be interested to see if it works, since Edelweiss grow naturally only in high Alpine regions, usually in inaccessible places, which is why they're often associated with mountaineering.  My kitchen windowsill doesn't meet this description.

Note:  one year later I eventually had to throw it away, without ever seeing a blossom.  It sprouted and grew very, very slowly, but withered after some exceptionally hot weather we had.

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