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Houseplant Appreciation Day

Houseplant Appreciation Day

About Houseplant Appreciation Day

When is Houseplant Appreciation Day? This holiday is always observed on January 10

Today is Houseplant Appreciation Day, a January 10 holiday. The holidays are over. The decorations have been put away for another year. The house looks a little plain, a little drab. In the greyishness of January, your eye catches something in the corner of the room. Why it’s a houseplant! Funny, but with all of the holiday hullabaloo, you’ve all but forgotten your houseplants.

Today is THE day to get back to tending to and loving your houseplants. And, it’s also a day to appreciate just how special and important they are. They are therapeutic, lifting your mood and outlook. They add warmth and a calming effect. If you are a gardener, they allow you to play in the dirt, until spring arrives in the far, distant future.

Growing houseplants is pretty easy. They need a little sunlight, water, occasional nutrients, and a little love.

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How to Celebrate Houseplant Appreciation Day

There are lots of ways to celebrate and enjoy this day. They include:

  • Start by making sure that the houseplants you already have, are well-watered. Give them a special treat today… a little fertilizer.

  • If you do not have any houseplants, or just have a couple, buy a new houseplant (or two) on this day).

  • Learn more about the benefits of houseplants to your health.

  • Stand by your houseplant and breath in the air! It’s giving off oxygen.

  • Teach your kids about growing and caring for plants.

  • Give a houseplant to a friend, especially the elderly or shut-ins.

  • Talk to your plants. Yes, people believe plants respond positively when you talk to them.

Did you Know? Houseplants take in the carbon dioxide that you exhale, and give off oxygen….just for you!

Thought for Today

I often wonder who Pete is and why we do things for his sake.

History and Origin of Houseplant Appreciation Day

This holiday was created by the folks at The Gardener’s Network

It was created for two reasons:

  1. To remind people after the holidays, that their forgotten houseplants need a little attention.
  2. To celebrate beneficial houseplants and to encourage growing houseplants.

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Flower of the Day: African Violet, a very popular houseplant.

Recipe of the Day: Peanut Butter Cookies

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