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Plants of Christmas
People use many plants to decorate their homes at Christmas, but the sources of these traditions are unknown to most. Hal Borland, a well-known nature writer, introduces the legends, symbolism and history of the traditional Christmas plants. 14 full-color illustrations.
Hardcover, 21 pages
Published December 31st 1987 by T.Y. Crowell Junior Books
(first published October 1987)
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Though small in size, this charming collection of plants associated with Christmas is filled with interesting tidbits of information. Lovely illustrations accompany the text. It delves into the various legends about the Norway spruce, poinsettia, mistletoe, rosemary, and sainfoin, among others. It also expounds on the Glastonbury Thorn, which is said to have grown from a staff Joseph of Arimathea thrust into the soil when he arrived to Christianize England. This is a fascinating little book you ...more
Harold Glen Borland was a nature journalist who also wrote poetry, fiction for adults and children, and other nonfiction.More about Hal Borland...