Monday, 6 April 2015

A to Z Challenge: E is for Evergreen

This month, I’m taking part in the A-Z Blogging Challenge, the annual event where hundreds of bloggers write 26 blogs—one for each letter of the alphabet—and post them each day of April, except Sundays. This year, I’m blogging about: THINGS THAT GROW IN ALBERTA. Don’t forget to check back daily and leave a comment on my blog, Facebook page, Twitter, Tumblr or via email at I’ll randomly pick a few winners who will WIN a SIGNED copy of one of the Chase “Superman Duffy” comics.

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


  1. your sturdy basics of what grows in alberta are making me smile! dandelions - who doesn't have dandelions, and come summer, wishes galore! and i love evergreens, they keep hope alive in the winter!
    happy e day!

    1. Hi Tara! Thanks for your comment yesterday. And congratulations! You've won a copy of Beneath the SOIL. Please email your address at

  2. Thanks, Tara! Love your perspectives on both dandelions and wishes, and evergreens and hopes. That made ME smile.

  3. Fun blog! :) My mother doesn't like evergreens in the garden either, really nothing grows under them. An ex-Christmas tree managed to sneak in anyway... :D

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