German Christmas Tradition: St. Barbara’s Blossoming Twigs

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    German Christmas Tradition: St. Barbara’s Blossoming Twigs

    If you cut Saint-Barbara's-twigs today, they will be in bloom around Christmas

    http://www.pension-sprachschule.de/...stmas-tradition-st-barbaras-blossoming-twigs/
     
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    I have now got 5 small Saint Barbara's twiggies in a vase here.
    Would anyone else like to join in the game?
     
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    Which is a pity .....
     
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    I'm not interested in cutting twigs for the holidays, but one German Christmas tradition I miss is Gluehwein. It's not common in the US but you can find it occasionally and it makes a nice Christmas treat. I also miss the Christmas markets, but I think the tradition has been modified now to include the traditional suicide bomber. Ah, that's when you know it's Christmas.
     
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    Long live the Glüh-Wein - or the mulled wine! :)
     
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    And now?

    Did anybody cut any "Barbarazweige" yesterday?
     
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    What kind of tree did you cut them from?

    We grow Cameilias that bloom during the Holidays:

    Christmas Camellias – Plant Them Now and Brighten Your Outdoors at Christmas
    https://terrabellagardencenter.com/...‘,a welcome sight when the weather turns cold.

    Our white and pink camellias are already in bloom and my favorites, the red Yuletides, will be blooming in time for Christmas.

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    We live in Zone 7, so they might grow in your area.
     
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    We usually take Forsythias.
    But I am interested in your Christmas Camelias!
     
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    Here it is in German:

    https://www.baldur-garten.de/produk...szeit/Weihnachts-Kamelie+Yuletide/detail.html

    I will try to get it here. :)
     
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    Good luck!

    They're my favorite Camellia, and once they get big you might be able to bring some cuttings inside around Christmas. :smile:

    We live in the northern range of their growing zone, so we have ours planted in a sheltered location on the south side of our property.
     
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    How are your Barbara twigs doing?
     
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    Today is Saint Barbara's Day. So I have cut three twigs off my forsythia and will put them into a vase in the living room in the hope that they will be in bloom around Christmas.
     
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    Will you cut Saint Barbara's twigs - or Barbarazweige again this year? :)
     
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    Here is some info about those twigs:
    https://www.gardena.com/int/garden-...re cut on,chestnuts also produce good results.
     
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    I only need ONE twig and ONE hotdog. :banana:
     
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    This morning I have taken the twigs out of the deep freeze and put them into a vase. Now they are in this vase on the dining table.
     
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    Hello Lindis. Seasons Greetings - I hope you're enjoying Advent.

    Unfortunately, I forgot all about St. Barbara's Day and its tradition, but maybe I'll give it a try this year. Hopefully, I won't be too late.

    What I do know is that the Christmas Carol Camellia I bought my wife last year will be blooming soon - hopefully it will be flowering along with our other camellias on Christmas. They're a beautiful plant...

    Camellia-Christmas-Carol.png
     
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    It is never too late! :)
     
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    This Christmas Carol Camellia is wonderful! :)
     
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    It's my personal favorite - I may have to buy my wife another one :wink: - and along with our other Christmas Camellias they're the only plants in bloom around Christmas.
     

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