By Yvette Harvey and Maria Christodoulou After last year’s relatively well behaved advent plants, it is time for the more obscure and yet omnipresent ingredients of a good Christmas. Time…Read More >
AdventBotany 2015 – Day 2: Yule Log – a carbon neutral heat source?
By Alastair Culham The Yule log was traditionally a large branch, trunk or whole tree brought indoors to burn slowly over the Christmas period and in to the New Year. …Read More >
Advent Botany 2015, Day1: Balsam Fir – a popular Christmas tree in Canada
By Dawn Bazely Much of Canada’s landmass is dominated by the boreal forest ecosystem. The characteristic tree species of the boreal biome are conifers such as pines, firs and spruces. Another boreal evergreen…Read More >