Saturday 27 April 2019

A to Z Challenge: X is for Xanthisma

Week 3 is on! In case you missed it, I'm taking part in the 10th anniversary of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge, the annual event where hundreds of bloggers write 26 blogs—one for each letter of the alphabet—and post them each day of the month, except Sundays. I’m blogging about: THINGS THAT GROW IN ALBERTA. Leave a comment on my blog, Facebook page, or Twitter for a chance to WIN a set of the Superman Duffy books.

Missed a post? Click here start back at the letter "A."

X is for Xanthisma 

Okay, I admit, I’m going back to science (and Google) for my “X” word, but you have to admit, these last few letters for the A to Z Blogging Challenge are HARD. I’m kind of excited that this one works, though—the Xanthisma, or otherwise known as the sleepy daisy.

My mom LOVES daisies—she calls them the “happy flower” because every time she sees them, she smiles. And we even have a few of these Xanthisma plants growing in the rocky part of her flower garden, despite Dad’s insistence that they’re weeds.

I can see why he thinks that. The thicker “bushes” have almost thorny stems, and sometimes, fewer flowers. They grow annually, and, like weeds, tend to spread quickly. But there’s no way Dad would ever get rid of those sleepy daisies, because when Mom sees their pretty yellow petals, she’ll let us get away with anything—well, almost.

What are your favourite flowers? My Grandma loves royal blue roses—which you can read about in 5-7-5 Errand Boy, the seventh book in the Superman Duffy series of educational graphic novels. Order you copy from the Alberta Canola Producers Commission, or you can WIN a copy of it (and the 15 other books in the series) by simply commenting below or on one of my social media links above.

Gotta jet! There are only two days left of the A to Z Challenge and they’re both TRICKY letters! See you Monday as we head towards the end. 

~ Chase Superman Duffy

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