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National Plant a Flower Day (March 12)
Check out the weird holiday National Plant a Flower Day on March 12. Learn the history of this day, and get ideas on how to celebrate.
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History of National Plant a Flower Day
We’re not entirely certain why March 12 was chosen to be this weird holiday, but spring is defintiely the right time to start planting flowers!
If you’re in a warmer climate, you can go ahead and plant your flowers outside. If you live further north (or south, depending on your hemisphere) however, you should plant your flower in a pot inside until the last frost of the year. In some places – like Colorado or Utah – it will still snow in May!
Flowers have been in existence since plants began to grow on the earth. Flowers blooming in the spring symbolize the end of winter and darker times. Their beauty never fail to bring cheer and happiness.
In the 1600s, tulips in Holland were considered to be so valuable, they were worth more than gold! Just ten tulip bulbs could be used to purchase an entire house.
During the Regency and Victorian eras of the 19th century, flowers began to have symbolic meaning. People gifted bouquets of flowers that contianed secret messages, and soon books were published about the language of flowers.
There are over 400,000 flowering plant species in the world, and they’ve been used as decoration since the times of the ancient Egyptians.
Ideas for National Plant a Flower Day
Go ahead and plant some flowers and use these ideas:
In this article, you will learn about butterfly gardens and find out how to plan a butterfly garden planting activity for your kids for National Plant a Flower Day. You will also get recommendations on child size supplies to help your little one along in planting a butterfly garden.
We all know that bees are invaluable to our ecosystem. Honeybees and native bee species pollinate up to one-third of everything we eat. This is just one reason why it’s so important to attract bees to our gardens. Learn how on National Plant a Flower Day.
35 Best Cottage Garden Flowers to Grow will give you some ideas on how to make your yard look amazing on National Plant a Flower Day with plants that transform the space they’re grown into a magical oasis.
A list of the best cut flowers for home gardeners to grow on National Plant a Flower Day from seed, bulbs, tubers and plants plus some tips about each including which dry and which you can collect seeds from easily!
Companion planting is one of the most beneficial ways to grow a garden. Growing certain plants together can encourage healthy growth, repel harmful insects, and attract beneficial insects. Flowers can be planted in your vegetable garden on National Plant a Flower Day to achieve a healthier and thriving garden.