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Plant a Flower Day

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

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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)

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
PATRICIAAK 3/12/2013 8:02PM

    Hopefully, a sign that spring will be here soon.

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THINAGIN2 3/12/2013 4:48PM

    It will sure be pretty when they all bloom!

Comment edited on: 3/12/2013 4:48:42 PM

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HEALTHIERKEN 3/12/2013 2:26PM

    Give me a couple of months and I'll plant a flower outdoors. Right now the snow is still knee-deep and there's snowfall in the forecasts for the next 10 days or so : ) I *do* have potted tiny daffodils and hycinaths indoors, though. So cheery!

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MARTYLYNN1 3/12/2013 1:42PM

    Little cool here to plant flowers yet but do have early ones peeking through the ground.

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HANSBRINK 3/12/2013 1:31PM

  Not a gardener. Love the gardens done by others, though.

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)

Times have changed!

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PMAY0313 3/12/2013 8:56AM

    Great idea but I have no green thumb! I generally can kill a cactus in about 6 months.

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LYNNWILK2 3/12/2013 7:49AM

    thank you for these daily reasons to celebrate and "what happened on this day in history... what incredible time you must put into preparing the blogs everyday and it's a way to keep you blogging everyday.
Thank you

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MERRYWON 3/12/2013 6:44AM

    I love to garden but it is hard to imagine anything growing with all the snow that we have. I think I will take your advice to some extent and maybe purchase a flower for my window sill.

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