Chemainus Communities In Bloom adopt-a-beds are located all around town. This one near the post office is still in good shape, considering the time of the year. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus Communities In Bloom adopt-a-beds are located all around town. This one near the post office is still in good shape, considering the time of the year. (Photo by Don Bodger)

It bears repeating to decorate for the holidays

Spray paint pine cones and arrange in a bowl for a coffee table centre

No snowbirds flying south this season. But the hummingbirds are here in droves! Such fun to watch … keep those feeders full.

The days are getting shorter and the nights longer, just 25 days until winter is officially here. Will we get a taste in early December? Often there is a hit of snow between the 2nd and 10th, only to be replaced with green by the 25th.

Looking for an easy Christmas decoration? Find 12 pine cones and spray six red and six silver and arrange in a glass bowl for a coffee table centre.

Communities in Bloom has a busy and colourful year planned for 2021. Thank you for all the support.

We Dig – Do It Now Tips

• Find the right poinsettia for your home


• Watch a Christmas special

• Make a gingerbread house


• Make shortbread

• Wear a Santa hat all day


• Make gifts for your neighbours or shut-ins

• Start a count down

• Build a jigsaw puzzle


Did you know …

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

… there is a full eclipse of the sun on Dec. 14?

… Hyemalis is Latin for winter blooming?

… In Medieval times Hellebores were planted near doorways to ward off evil spirits?

… There are 1,872 Christmas tree farms in Canada?

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 … why does Santa have three gardens? So he can HO! HO! HO!

Chemainus Communities in Bloom meets next in March 2021. Watch Facebook and our blog at for updates.



Chemainus Communities In Bloom adopt-a-beds are located all around town. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus Communities In Bloom adopt-a-beds are located all around town. (Photo by Don Bodger)

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