National Plant a Flower Day
(Also known as Plant a Flower Day)
National Plant a Flower Day is observed next on Tuesday, March 12th, 2024 (162 days from today).
National Plant a Flower Day is celebrated on March 12 every year. The earth we live on is full of beautiful and fascinating things, and flowers are certainly one of them. Vibrant colors, sweet fragrance and soft petals will make anyone fall in love. Flowers have been used for many different purposes, and not a single occasion is without flowers. As spring approaches, it's good to welcome the season by planting a flower indoors or outdoors. National Plant a Flower Day is a special day to celebrate the flowers and the approaching spring.
History of National Plant a Flower Day
Flowers have appeared at least 150 million years, with a lot of species springing up all over the place during that time with a variety of purposes for millennia including decorative and medicinal.
As early as 2,500 BC, flowers were used to decorate tables and halls by the ancient Egyptians, as well as to show respect for both the living and the dead, with the evidence of some flowers founded in the tombs of pharaohs, high priests and other wealthy citizens. This tradition continues to this day through herbal, medicinal and spice teas.
Throughout history, flowers have various symbolic meanings, including the different religions and mythologies. To Hindus, the lotus is considered an important spiritual symbol, the rose is considered a symbol of love and affection, and the poppy is used as a symbol of love and affection used to commemorate the soldiers who died in the war.
Flowers are also an integral part of our traditions and rituals. Can you imagine a wedding party without flower bouquets or a Christmas without poinsettias? And what would poets and painters do without the flowers that have inspired them to create countless works of art like Van Gogh's sunflowers, Monet's lilies or Blake's 'Augllions of Innocence' '?
These flowering plants even have an effect on the economy. In the 17th century Holland during the period known as 'tulip mania', tulips were considered so valuable that they were worth more than gold and only ten bulbs could buy an entire house! The world's most expensive spice is saffron, made from dried crocus berries.
Perhaps most valuable of all, however, is the role flowers play in the natural world. With their colors and scents, they not only make brighten the world but also attract and sustain pollinators such as bees, butterflies and birds, enticing them with their sweet nectar and in return for their precious pollen. And once they multiply, the flowers will bear sweet fruit that animals as well as humans can enjoy.
Flowers play an important role in maintaining ecosystems, producing food and enriching human life and culture. By celebrating National Plant a Flower Day, you will help these lush flowers bloom.
Tops tips for planting flowers
When it comes to growing flowers, you will need to do your research as each species will have its own needs and preferences. Check out the best time and place to plant flowers, the type of soil they prefer, and how often they need watering. Once they have bloomed, removing all dead flowers and prune them is very important.
In general, flowering plants prefer nutrient-rich soil with good drainage, but wildflowers, for example, thrive best in poor-quality soil. Some seeds and bulbs will need to be kept in a cool and dark place after planting to simulate winter, which encourages more flowering. Another top tip is to cover the plant with a good layer of mulch, as the shredded bark will retain moisture and save you some watering!
If you're a first-time gardener, let choose some of popular choices for beginners such as geraniums, sunflowers, daffodils, and lavender. It is always worth looking for perennials as these flowers will last for at least two years. If you don't have a garden, you can issue an idea about buying some potted plants to grow indoors.
Celebrating National Plant a Flower Day
The best way to celebrate National Plant a Flower Day is to plant a single flower, or maybe even multiple flowers! Depending on where you are in the world and the type of flower you've chosen, March may or may not be the best time to plant, but that doesn't mean you can't buy a flowerpot and do it at home, or simply enjoy the bloom of previous labor!
If it's the right time and conditions for planting, take a moment this day to plant some seeds or plant some bulbs in your yard or garden. You can even corporate with your neighbors to start a community planting project such as a wildflower meadow, adding a little color to places that people in the area can enjoy.
If you have kids, this might also be the perfect time to take them out and explain a little bit about how nature works its magic, what helps plants grow, why we need them and what can we do to help protect our planet's biodiversity. Arousing a magical sense of the world in your child will help them appreciate the planet and help them become more aware of their surroundings.
Even if you can't plant a flower, there are plenty of ways you can celebrate this day. Head to your local garden center or a nearby florist to pick up some flowers that have been grown for you! They may also have special offers to mark the occasion, so be sure to check those out.
Visit a garden and stroll among the flower beds - they'll likely have a whole range of plants on display, including those that don't normally thrive in the country's climate friend. Send a beautiful bouquet to a loved one or try your hand at flower arranging - there are tons of YouTube channels and flower arranging courses available to get you started!
And even if your part of the world is cold and bleak at this time of year, you can still enjoy a day learning about nature and all it has to do with humanity. Like the flowers themselves, National Plant a Flower Day is meant to be enjoyed.
ObservedNational Plant a Flower Day has been observed annually on March 12th.
Saturday, March 12th, 2022
Sunday, March 12th, 2023
Tuesday, March 12th, 2024
Wednesday, March 12th, 2025
Thursday, March 12th, 2026