Mistletoe (agriculture holidays ). Photo by ChrisAnthemum
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Saturday December 15, 2012

Westfield, NC (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: Closeup of mistletoe sprig, showing the berries. Mistletoe is a parasite of broadleaf trees, albeit a benign one that does little harm to its host. It spreads when birds eat the berries and wipe their beaks on twigs, rubbing off the sticky seeds. They then take root in the twigs and grow, drawing water and minerals from the sap of the host. However, my efforts to start colonies deliberately by pressing seeds into cuts in maple twigs have been total failures.

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7. ChrisAnthemum
5:20 AM GMT on December 18, 2012
Thank you, James! Yes, you can generally count on Gene!
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6. gardner48197
5:09 AM GMT on December 18, 2012
Love it, great info, and comedy as usual from Clabo!!
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5. ChrisAnthemum
5:01 AM GMT on December 18, 2012
Thanks, Dave and Gene! Dave, I haven't but I suppose I could try. Gene, I thought all the birds were working for you?!?
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4. Clabo
9:36 AM GMT on December 17, 2012
Or slip some birds a 10-spot and have them help out? :D
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3. WurzelDave
8:16 PM GMT on December 16, 2012
Have you tried wiping the seeds on apple trees? If you have any.
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2. ChrisAnthemum
4:40 PM GMT on December 16, 2012
That is still the tradition here in the US, Bernard! Thanks for commenting on my picture!
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1. Hotzenwaelder
11:49 AM GMT on December 16, 2012
We used to hang a few twigs on Christmas in the hopes that a comely maiden would stand underneath. This would very often result in a nice kiss.
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Wife, mother, grandmother, gardener, naturalist, writer, artist, crafter, homeschooler, owner and occasional breeder of registered Shetland Sheepdogs, and a child of the King. Rank amateur at most of these. Live in Westfield, NC, near the western mountains.Some of my photos are now available for sale from Fine Art America. Please check the website: http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/kathryn-meyer.h tml only join the html -- for some reason this site won't let me do it. Clicking on my website below leads to FAA's main page, but you can access my gallery there by putting my name Kathryn Meyer in the search box.

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