Did you know that in botany (plant science), an EVERGREEN is a plant that has green leaves throughout the year? Hence the name—evergreen. (Smart, right?)
There are many different kinds of evergreen plants and shrubs that grow in Alberta, but my absolute favourites are the trees we decorate at Christmas.
Every year, my whole family goes to a “tree farm” where hundreds of evergreens are grown specifically for the season. With hot chocolate in hand, we stroll through the rows and rows of trees, in search of the biggest, fluffiest evergreen that will fit in our house. Last year, we found a beautiful 7-footer, so bushy we almost couldn’t fit it through the door!
We also have an evergreen tree in our backyard, but Dad doesn’t like it very much. He says it sucks ALL of the moisture from the soil, which is why our backyard isn’t like a golf green.
Speaking of soil…here’s another chance to WIN a copy of Beneath the Soil, the eighth book in the Chase Superman Duffy comics series—just comment below.
Gotta jet! See you tomorrow for the letter F.
— Chase Superman Duffy