Posts Tagged "evergreens"

Deck The Halls: A Field Guide

Posted by on Dec 16, 2018 in Unmowed Blog | 1 comment

Deck The Halls: A Field Guide

One of the remarkable things about December, whether you celebrate Christmas or not, is that almost everywhere you go, there are evergreens draped all over things. The more urban the setting, the more greenery. Shopping malls suddenly resemble forests. I found plenty of foliage today at the grocery store. And the botanist in me always glances at the evergreen decor with an eye to identification. Now evergreen isn’t a type of plant, it’s a lifestyle. There are evergreen ferns, oaks, and mosses. It just means they keep some (but not all) of their leaves green all year long. (Needles are...

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Decking the Halls: A Field Guide

Posted by on Dec 8, 2017 in holiday, Unmowed Blog, winter | 0 comments

Decking the Halls: A Field Guide

Actually, “evergreen” isn’t a type of plant, it’s a lifestyle.

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Evergreens: Deck the Halls

Posted by on Dec 5, 2014 in holiday, Unmowed Blog, winter | 2 comments

Evergreens: Deck the Halls

Welcome to December. It’s a month of irony, I find–the month dedicated to the celebration of light, in which we have the least amount of light. Days so short they seem to end before lunch. Cloudy skies, elusive sun. It’s the month in which winter starts, and ironically the one which is devoted to greenery. I mean, when else do people actually lug entire trees into their living rooms? Behavior that would seem eccentric in May makes complete sense in December. One of the best things about December, whether you celebrate Christmas or not, is that almost everywhere you go,...

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