Last year I told you a little about the history of the Christmas tree and that evergreen plants were used in winter celebrations way before someone thought about putting apples, nuts, and sweets on a tree.
The fir and other kinds of evergreen trees that are put up for Christmas nowadays are not the only plants we connect with this holiday.
In fact there is a whole list of plants of which I only mentioned a few in this old post. There's the mistletoe of course (one of which we have on our door again this year), there's holly, there's ivy, there are poinsettias and Yule logs, there are Christmas cacti and roses and in some countries radishes (have you ever heard of the Mexican Night of the Radishes before?), pomegranates, and more.
You know what comes next ... a little virtual walk through the garden with beautiful finds. As warm and mild as it is here right now, I hardly even need a jacket! ;-)
|Stained glass holly wreath candle holder by Passion Flower Glass|
|Pomegranate charm necklace by Laline Jewelry|
|Vintage Christmas card with mistletoe at Sandy Creek Collectables|
|Poinsettia bow set for dogs by Bellas Dog Bows|
|Painting "Pomegranate and Pot" by Kostas Koutsoukanidis Fine Art|
|Christmas Holly Sprite greeting cards by AJ's Designs|
|"Winter Flowers" felted and knitted alpaca scarflette by Living Loom Weaver|
|Ornament with painted holly leaves by Family Footprint Designs|