Plant a Flower Day
When : Always March 12th
Plant a Flower Day is a day to get a little dirt under your fingernails. Take a few minutes to plant a flower today.
Gardening is a great hobby. It's enjoyed by millions of people, old and young alike. Its a hobby that virtually everyone can participate in, regardless of age, and health. Senior citizens love it, as they can garden long after they give up other hobbies and sports.
Identifying the correct date for celebrating Plant a Flower Day has proved frustrating and a bit futile. As we researched this day, we found multiple dates in March and May for Plant a Flower Day. We found no content sites defining the day, and no written documentation. No one claimed to be the creator of this day either.
Celebrate today by planting or transplanting any kind of plant. It can be done indoors, or weather permitting, outdoors.
Flower of the Day: Crackerjack Marigolds
Origin of "Plant a Flower Day":
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. There is reference to this day as celebrated on multiple dates across multiple months. We have posted this day as March 12th, as it is by far the most common date referenced.
We do not create these days. We only report and document them.
This Day in History March 12
The Williamite War in Ireland begins. (1689)
Andrew Watson makes his Scotland debut as the world's first black international football player and captain. (1881)
Coca-Cola is bottled and sold for the first time in Vicksburg, Mississippi, by local soda fountain operator Joseph Biedenharn. (1894)
The Girl Guides (later renamed the Girl Scouts of the USA) are founded in the United States. (1912)
Franklin D. Roosevelt addresses the nation for the first time as President of the United States. This is also the first of his "fireside chats". (1933)
Baseball great Joe Dimaggio agrees to a new contract with the NY Yankees, and gets a $6,250 raise. My, how times have changed! (1942)