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10th Jan each year

Houseplants are a wonderful addition to any home, adding the fresh scent of living earth, the subtle fragrance of your favorite flowers, or just a bit of the outdoors in the indoors. While some people have difficulty being able to sustain these little treasures, it has been shown to be incredibly therapeutic to have this blush of the natural world inside your home.

History of Houseplant Appreciation Day
Houseplant Appreciation Day was established by The Gardener’s Network, establishing an official opportunity to remind people of the benefits of houseplants. Often with the holiday’s fading into the past, our homes lose some of their beauty and joy. This makes Houseplant Appreciation Day the perfect opportunity to brighten up the home with the sharp splash of green of a living plant. There are so many things that houseplants can help with when it comes to enhancing your life. Aloe Vera grows quite well indoors, and is perfect for minor cuts and bruises, helping to moisturize skin, and healing minor burns. A small herb garden in your window sill can bring the delicious taste of fresh herbs to your meals, while catnip can make your cats happy. Though you may want to grow those someplace they can’t get to them.

How to Celebrate Houseplant Appreciation day
Houseplant appreciation day is all about bringing the joy and pleasure of the Houseplant into your home. Whether you decide to start growing a small group of flowering plants for their color and fragrance, or a small herb garden to enhance your kitchen, Houseplant Appreciation Day is your chance to really brighten up your home. If you’ve got a brown thumb, then try some of the plants that require very little attention. Aloe Vera is very forgiving as it’s a desert plant, it will actually prefer an environment where you DON’T water it too often.

This low-maintenance plant is therefore perfect for beginners. If you prefer something a bit more in the realm of vinery, spider plants are perfect. No, they don’t have anything to do with spiders, they just have long thing vines and delicate leaves that are somewhat reminiscent. For the ambitious gardener, you can dive into creating a small window garden full of beautiful flowers and deliciously savory herbs. They do require a bit more effort than the Aloe Vera or spider plants, but they give you wonderful rewards for everything you put in. Household Appreciation Day is finally time to celebrate all the little nooks and crannies in your home, by filling them with plants!

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