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Plant a Flower Day

On March 12 we celebrate Plant a Flower Day!

Springtime is rapidly approaching, which means soon enough we’ll be surrounded by flowers and lush vegetation. Do your part in helping make the world more beautiful by celebrating Plant a Flower Day.

If you live in a warmer climate, pick out some beautiful bulbs or seeds and plant some flowers right in your own backyard. If it isn’t quite warm enough for gardening where you live, you can grow your plants indoors until spring has really sprung.

You should also check out our line of Green Pieces Puzzles. The puzzle pieces contain wildflower seeds that can be planted once you have successfully put it together.

Happy planting!

Sources: Examiner, NWF

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National Poinsettia Day

December 12 was declared a national holiday by the U.S. Congress in 2002. National Poinsettia Day celebrates the poinsettia flower and marks the death of Joel Roberts Poinsett, the first U.S. ambassador to Mexico.

Poinsett came across the flower on a trip to Mexico and introduced the native Mexican plant to the U.S. when he sent a few back home to South Carolina. With the exotic flowers growing remarkably well in his greenhouse, Poinsett sent them to friends and botanical gardens all over the country. The flower became known as the poinsettia, a flower we’ve come to associate with Christmas.

Celebrate National Poinsettia Day by purchasing a plant for yourself or a friend!

Learn more about poinsettias, the history of its holiday and folk stories related to the flower here.

Sources: aadl.orgpoinsettiaday.com
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