National Gardening Day
Observed on April 14th annually, National Gardening Day is a holiday in which people can roll up their sleeves and get their hands a little bit dirty in their garden. Gardening is a hobby enjoyed by millions of people all over the world and is probably one of the most relaxing of all the hobbies a person can do. That’s why everyone should try their hand at this activity at least once in their lifetime, and there’s no better day to start gardening than on this holiday.
The History Of National Gardening Day
National Gardening Day was initially started by Cool Springs Press on April 14, 2018. Since its inception, this holiday has been enjoyed by an ever-growing number of people, most of which are avid gardeners.
Facts About Gardening
As we put in the time and researched this holiday, we came across some very interesting facts about gardening. Facts that were so good we just couldn’t keep them to ourselves. That’s why we’re listing all of the facts we’ve learned about gardening below. Hopefully, our readers will find these facts just as interesting as we found them to be.
Butterflies May Like Weeds More Than New Flower Cultivars
Anyone who has a garden of new flower cultivars might have noticed that bees don’t pay them as much attention as they do the dandelions or clover that’s growing outside of the garden. That’s usually because as new flower cultivars are being bred so they have a larger size and more pronounced color, the process usually causes them to lose their scent. It’s the scent of flowers that attract bees to them and not their color—which can be the reason why bees are preferring the weeds over the flowers in your garden.
Tulip Bulbs Were Once More Valuable Than Gold
During the 17th century, demand for tulip bulbs increased so much that they became worth more than gold. This event was called Tulip Mania and it eventually caused the Dutch economy to crash. Who would’ve thought that flower bulbs could be worth more than gold?
Strawberries Bear Their Seeds On The Outside
Strawberries are the only known fruit that bears their seeds on the outside instead of on the inside. The average strawberry contains approximately 200 seeds on its exterior surface.
Observing National Gardening Day
Observing this holiday is as easy as starting a new garden or spending the day tending to a new garden. You can choose to create the traditional vegetable or flower garden, or you can create something a little more complex. After all, there are butterfly gardens, container gardens, water gardens, stone gardens, and demonstration gardens. Just choose the one you like the best and take good care of it. And while you do, make sure to use the hashtag #NationalGardeningDay on your social media accounts to let everyone know about your green thumb.