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Chestnut

Also known as Jupiter's Nut, Sardian Nut, Husked Nut There are many species of chestnut. They grow all over the world including Europe, Asia and the Americas. Native lore about the chestnut generally refers to the chestnut that grows in the region the lore originated from, but they can and are ...
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Christmas

Christmas, which falls on December 25th, is a popular holiday in the Western world and its symbolism dominates shopping centers, radio stations and entertainment venues throughout the autumn and early winter. In the US, and perhaps elsewhere, Christmas an excuse for perennial minor holy wars of words over the "real" meaning of ...
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Yule Log

The Yule Log is a tradition possibly of Germanic or Nordic origin. The log itself is traditionally the largest, hardest log that can be gotten from the nearby forest with the intention that it will burn hotly and brightly through the longest night of the year. The log would be ...
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Thyme

Thymus spp. Thyme is a member of the mint family. It is generally a low growing perennial, winter hardy to zone five. Leaves are generally dark, gray-green in color and the labiate flowers are tiny and generally pink. Blooms in early to midsummer. There are many tiny oval-shaped leaves on each ...
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Poppy

Papaveraceae spp The poppy is a common wildflower in many parts of the world including North America, Asia and Europe. It is often found growing in fields, both wild and cultivated grain fields. There are many varieties of poppies in just about any color you could wish for. The bowl-shaped ...
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Rosemary

Rosmarinus officinalis Other Names Polar Plant, Compass-weed, Compass Plant, Rosmarinus coronarium, Incensier General Information An evergreen shrub native to the Mediterranean, rosemary has spruce-like leaves that are green on the top and whitish beneath. In the spring and summer, the plant may put out blue flowers if the weather is humid ...
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