Communities in Bloom digs the Christmas season

Holiday fare must include the poinsettia as pick of the month

Chemainus Communities in Bloom is on the road to holiday festivities, dreams of a Happy New Year and hibernation! Time for the snow birds to fly!

We Dig – Do It Now Tips

• Deck the halls with boughs of holly

• Rock around the Christmas tree

• Sneak a kiss under the mistletoe

• Roast your chestnuts on an open fire

• Give an aromatic rosemary bush

• Make swags or wreaths from freshly cut cedar and fir

• Collect pine cones and holly berries, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Did you know…

…the flower of the month is the paper white narcissus, meaning formality, stay as sweet as you are

…the largest Christmas stocking measures 35 feet 4 ½ inches long?

…in ancient times mistletoe was believed to have magical powers for healing wounds and was placed in homes to ward off evil spirits?

…Santa Claus is a legal Canadian citizen? He has a Canadian postal code, H0H 0H0, a Canadian passport, and is considered a Canadian citizen by the Canadian government!

Pick of the Month – has to be the poinsettia!… no longer just red but any colour. Enjoyed by all.

Keep in a cool place and don’t over water and it will bloom on and on keeping spirits merry and bright.

AND…what is a skunk’s favourite Christmas song? Jingle smells!

Chemainus Communities in Bloom meets next in 2020 on Tuesday, March 17, 7 p.m. at Steeples.

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