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National Plant a Flower Day

Bring a little color to your life and celebrate National Plant a Flower Day - pick your favorite flower and get planting!
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March 12
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Celebrate National Plant a Flower Day on March 12 by planting some beautiful blooms in your garden! This day was created to draw attention to the importance of flowers and plants in our environment. Not only do they add beauty and color, but they also provide vital oxygen for us all. Plus, it's a great way to get outside and enjoy nature!

History of National Plant a Flower Day

National Plant a Flower Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1768</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Seed Catalog</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first seed catalog in the world, published by the English seed company, Boulton & Co, promoting the cultivation of various plant species.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1804</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>"Language of Flowers" Emerges</div><div class='timeline-text'>Traditional Flower symbolism, also known as the "Language of Flowers," became widely popular during the Victorian era.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1889</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Hybridization Era Begins</div><div class='timeline-text'>The birth of plant hybridization science, enabling us to develop new, resilient strains of flowers.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1900</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Garden Clubs Formation</div><div class='timeline-text'>The formation of garden clubs boosted interest in home gardening and flower planting, promoting a love for botany and conservation.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1960</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>National Horticultural Therapy Week</div><div class='timeline-text'>The American Horticultural Therapy Association instituted the National Horticultural Therapy Week to acknowledge the therapeutic benefits of gardening.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2018</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First National Plant a Flower Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>National Plant a Flower Day was established, celebrated every year on March 12 to inspire people to plant flowers and appreciate their benefits.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Plant a Flower Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Plant a flower garden</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Design and create your own flower garden to celebrate National Plant a Flower Day. Choose a variety of flowers for different seasonal blooms and colors.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Visit a local nursery</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Head over to your local nursery and pick up some annuals or perennials, along with some gardening supplies. Then, go home and get digging.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Give away flowers</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Buy a bunch of flowers from the store or pick them from your garden, then give them away to family, friends, or even people you don't know! A simple gesture can make someone's day.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Volunteer at a community garden</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Offer your time to help plant flowers and maintain gardens at a local community center, school, or other public space. It's a great way to give back and show your support.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a flower pot party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather up your friends and family for a fun DIY night of planting flowers in pots. Provide all the materials needed (flower pots, soil, seeds/plants) and let everyone get creative!</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Plant a Flower Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Planting flowers is easy and fun</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>From seed packets to pre-grown potted plants, there are so many ways you can get started planning a garden. Not only is it a great way to add some color and beauty to your yard, but it's also an activity that the whole family can enjoy together!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Planting flowers helps the environment</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Flower beds and gardens not only look beautiful – they’re also good for the environment. By planting different varieties of flowers, you can attract beneficial insects like bees and butterflies that help to pollinate other plants in your landscape or even nearby farms.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Planting flowers adds value to your home</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>By adding colorful blooms to your home's outdoor space, you can instantly boost its curb appeal. This makes it an attractive option both for potential buyers should you decide to sell in the future - or simply just for personal enjoyment!</p></div></div>

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When is National Plant a Flower Day?

National Plant a Flower Day is celebrated on March 12 every year. In 2024 National Plant a Flower Day will occur on a Tuesday.

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