Tis the season for celebration! Many holidays are celebrated with distinctive symbols decorations, meals, and even vegetation! You see them, and also you instantly consider the vacation. For instance, you’ll spot many Christmas bushes, poinsettias (cuetlaxochitl), holly, and wreaths round this time of 12 months.
Take a stroll round your neighbourhood and seek for these vegetation and different vacation decorations. My household and I had a good time doing this final 12 months, and it inspired us to get outdoors even within the chilly! Be at liberty to share this and add your personal squares to seek for.
Which vegetation are a part of your traditions? Take into consideration the festive meals and decor that remind you of this time of 12 months. You may add them to this bingo sheet.
Plant truth: Poinsettias are one of the widespread bought vegetation in Canada, particularly across the chilly Christmas season, however they’re native to sunny Mexico. There’s a motion to reclaim its Aztec identify “cuetlaxochitl” and Mexican heritage, lengthy earlier than U.S. Ambassador Joel Poinsett introduced this plant north and gave it an English identify. For extra on the cultural historical past of poinsettias learn Mike Kohfeld’s weblog or watch a tour with a horticulturist on the San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers.