Sun Mar 12th

National Plant A Flower Day

just around the corner, and March 12th is the day to participate in National Plant a Flower Day. Each year, this day is dedicated to the planting of flowers and looking forward to the spring season. Many, young and old, have taken up flower gardening, and National Plant a Flower Day is a start to the new season each year.

It's best to know which flowers grow as perennials (those that bloom back every year) in your area and which are designated annuals (those that require planting every year). To find out more, visit this Plant Triage website for Hardiness Zones to learn more.

Seeds can be started inside and planted in a sunny window. Move the plants outside when the weather is nicer. Keep the soil damp but not wet, and follow the seed packet's instructions for proper seed germination of the seedling. Whether you like it or not. For those that can't wait, get out those seed catalogs and start planning your next flower garden.

Are you in a warmer climate? To start turning over new soil, you should take out the trowel and the garden gloves. Sow some new seeds, bulbs, or plants, and watch those blossoms bloom into a stunning blaze for the entire neighborhood.

Learn how to celebrate #plantaflowerday

  • Flower Gardening is the start of a flower garden
  • Start with a potted garden. If you aren't able to tear up a patch of lawn, this is a good way to go. They do need more watering, but less care overall, but less so
  • Select plants that will grow well in your area. Some plants thrive in the shade, while others prefer the sun Some people adore both!
  • Gardeners who like perennial gardens must thin their flower beds every couple of years, according to Did you know that gardeners who prefer perennial gardens have to thin their flower beds every two years? Many that are new to gardening also like to share the extra bulbs and seeds with those that are new to gardening, so if you know someone with a green thumb, get to know them better. You may be able to get some free plants, tips, and a budding friendship
  • Local greenhouses stock plants that do well in your area. Don't be afraid to ask them questions and shop there often
  • Let's all work together by planting a flower and making the world a more beautiful place. To post on social media, use the hashtag PlantAFlowerDay.

Flower FAQ

What is the difference between an annual, biennial, and perennial flower?

A. An annual flower bloom blooms in blooms for one season and then dies. Some annual plants and flowers reseed themselves, so blooms bloom all year. A zinnia is an example of an annual flower. A biennial flower that grows from seed to plant before dying back. A hollyhock is an example of a biennial plant. When planted in a zone that supports the flower's lifecycle, a perennial flower will bloom every year. Irises are examples of perennial flowers.

Q. Do flowers in pots need more water?

A. Yes, usually. Pots are drying out more quickly. They are exposed to air on both directions and are designed to drain excess water away to prevent root rot. Roots that are planted directly into the ground can access water that is not available in deeper soil.