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March 12th is Plant A Flower Day
you're looking for something to do today then get ready to get your
hands a little dirty because it's Plant a Flower Day! Alright
fine, you can wear gloves! Let's get right into celebrating
a Flower Day!
WHY IS THIS A
Well, depending on where you live, the temperature is
to rise, the snow is melting and the April showers are just around the
corner... so it's a perfect time to plant! But why flowers, right? Well
they're nice to look at, they smell nice and things like honey bees and
butterflies seem to love them too! Is that a good enough reason to
celebrate? A flower, or blossom, is actually... a plant's
"special parts". Yep, it's how they reproduce. And things like insects
and the wind help in this process of pollination. Sure, they look and
smell nice to us but what we're actually seeing is a beautiful
And there's an extra bonus, if you love
honey or seeing butterflies, because they take part in the pollination
process; transferring it from flower to flower. So the scent and colors
of these flowers aren't only appealing to us; insects looking for
nutritious nectar love a pretty, scented flower too! So by
planting a flower you attract appealing insects, brighten up the
outdoors and are actually creating a natural gift source. That's right,
I'm sure that you already realize that a lot of women like getting
fresh flowers as a gift! You can also dry them for potpourri or even
eat them! So besides the fact that plants provide us with
it looks like there are a lot of good reasons to plant a flower today!
So how can you celebrate today? Well, head to a local store
that has flower seeds of course! Get a good idea in your mind
to where you want to put them and then think about the environment
you'll be putting them into. What type of sunlight does it
get? Is it a wet or dry area? Do you want these
come up every year or just once? You need to figure all this
so that you select the right type of flower.
Some flowers love
direct sunlight but others grow better in the shade. Some
do really well in dry ground while others need a lot of water to
grow. And, when deciding on the type of seeds to buy, annuals
only last a year while perennials last more than two years.
all of that in mind, read the labels of the seed packets and pick out
your perfect "crop" of flowers. Then just follow the
you're given on the packet and get those babies in the
Some flowers work better when you sow them indoors, but others you can
put straight into the ground. And of course you're always
to plant flowers that have already been started for you. I
today is the beginning of a beautiful flower bed for you!