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April 13th is International Plant Appreciation Day
you're looking for something to do today then proclaim your love to
some plants because it's International Plant Appreciation Day!
Trust me, you should appreciate them! Let's get
celebrating International Plant Appreciation Day!
WHY IS THIS A
Today is a holiday for a really good reason... we
cannot live without plants! And if there is something that important in
our lives then there's no reason why we shouldn't show our appreciation
for it, at least one day out of a year. If you don't feel
need to celebrate then hold your breath for 24 hours. No, really! One
of the most obvious circles of life, cue the Lion King music, is the
fact that plants create oxygen which we need and we create carbon
dioxide which plants need. So we literally need each other to stay
alive! That's right, carbon dioxide isn't some dirty pollutant; plants
live off it and we live off of plants! So that's a pretty big reason to
Some plants also taste pretty dang good and
provide use with a lot of vitamins and minerals. In fact, some people
strictly live off of just plants! So do you think you have a reason to
celebrate yet? What about all the products we make out of
Do you enjoy being able to write down notes and print out any random
thing your heart desires on computer paper? Well, you need plants for
that! Do you love the soft, warm feeling of a cotton shirt? Well, you
need plants for that too! Show your appreciation today in any
you can think of for the plants you might take for granted!
So how can you celebrate today? Well, there are many
different ways to show your appreciation for plants. How
you have a nice, long conversation with a plant today?
it'll enjoy the carbon dioxide that you exhale as you talk to
And I'm sure you'll enjoy the oxygen it gives off in return.
could also look around your yard for plants that could use a little
"pick me up". Maybe clear some weeds out from under it, put
mulch around the base, water it, trim off the dead parts.
will help the plant grow a lot more and in return it'll look a lot more
awesome sitting in your yard.
If you have a garden and have been
using harmful chemicals to fertilize your plants then today would be a
good day to switch to organic fertilizers and plant food.
will help your plants grow a lot more naturally. And if you
the food, then it'll help YOU grow naturally too; since you literally
are what you eat ;). And if you're not usually one to eat a
of vegetables then change that just for today. Have a few
servings of vegetables throughout the day and appreciate the clean
energy you're fueling up with. Then call your mom and tell
that you finally ate all your vegetables! Enjoy your day and
enjoy your plants!