It’s the last day before Christmas….
…and we don’t have any plant facts for you today.
Instead, we wanted to wish you all a Happy Holidays, and hope those of you who get to have time off work get to relax with friends and family, or just spend some personal time doing whatever makes you happy.
Joram and I aren’t religious, but we are either sufficiently culturally Christian, (or sufficiently hypocritical), to we consistently take time around the end of December to tell our friends we love them, eat unnaturally large amounts of food, and galavant off to different parts of the world (me) or city (him) to catch up with relatives.
Which is to say- we’ll be out for a few days.
If you want something to read in the next few days, here are some suggestions from our Advent Calendar:
- The first Christmas Tree
- Poinsettias come from Mexico! (and other facts)
- Acid spraying caterpillars (not much of a reader? you can hear Joram read it here)
- When I think of ‘wreaths’, I think of Christmas. But also C4 plants.
- How to stay Green
- The Spice must Flow (cinnamon)
- Do you know where your tree comes from?
- It’s beginning to smell a lot like Christmas
- The Holy and the Ivy…. and the Goats???
- The Aussie Christmas Tree (it’s orange)
- Why Germans put a pickle on it (where it is the Christmas Tree)
- A podcast about mistletoe
- The New Zealand Christmas Tree
- Cushions that grown in the cold
- Putting Volvox on your Christmas tree?
- Yule Cats and tiny trees
- Why we eat Brussels sprouts at Christmas (and some alternatives for those of you with taste)
- That nice pine-y smell, which also cools down the forest
- Cretaceous park, a podcast about pollinators in the time of the dinosaurs
- How to prepare your Brussels sprouts so they don’t smell like farts
- The fake rose that photosynthesises with its ‘flowers’
- The proteins that keep plants from dying when, baby, it’s cold outside.
Alternatively, you can scroll through the list here.
That’s all for this year’s advent! See ya in time for the new year!