National Plant a Flower Day is an American holiday celebrating the blooming of plants. In spring we can enjoy all the beauty of the plant world. Bright and blooming plants are sure to cheer you up and make you a little happier! It is celebrated annually on March 12.
The first flowers on the planet originated over 145 million. years ago. The planet used to be covered mostly by needles and ferns. However, the eternal green harmony was broken by flowering plants, the palette of which is surprising: red, yellow, purple, orange flowers and many, many others have transformed the earth’s surface, giving it more vivid colors.
Today, flowers are an important element in human life and often perform a decorative role. But some of them also have practical uses: chamomile is used to make soothing teas, and roses are used to create perfumes in the fragrance of these beautiful flowers.
Around the end of the 19th century, flowers began to be actively used to express their feelings. Florists, specialists in flowers, began to appear. They were engaged in growing flowers, helping to create unique bouquets, apartment design. Flowers have become an indispensable attribute for decorating the premises where celebrations were held (weddings, for example).
- Flowers were used as a secret language of love. For example, if the partner presented the girl with a branch of cherry blossoms, he was confessing his love for her. Scarlet roses equaled a marriage proposal.
- Flowers can play the role of geological explorers. For example, violets are more likely to grow in soils with elevated zinc levels, while Gypsophila paniculata flowers indicate deposits of copper.
- The oldest rose bush grows in the German town of Hildesheim. It was planted back in the 10th century and blooms every year to this day.
How to celebrate
Give your girlfriend/wife/mother their favorite flowers. Celebrating National Plant a Flower Day is a great excuse to add floral elements to the interior or plant flowers on the garden plot.
Spread the word on social media. Ask other users what their favorite flower is.
When is National Plant a Flower Day celebrated in 2024?
National Plant a Flower Day is observed on March 12 each year.