If it hadn’t been for coffee, cocoa, vanilla, lavender, camomile, marijuana, and many other flowering plants and trees, our world would have been a barren, dismal place. So National Water a Flower Day is that yearly reminder to show our flowers how much we appreciate them for their sumptuous colors, their fragrant blossoms and their medicinal, or sometimes lethal, properties.
Learn about National Water a Flower Day
National Water a Flower Day is a day that recognizes the importance of caring for our garden plants. Just think about how dull the world would be if we did not have beautiful flowers everywhere! Most people would agree that we tend to take flowers for granted. This is because we see them whenever we look out of the window or go for a walk. However, our walks would not be anywhere near as beautiful or peaceful without nature!
Caring for plants can often be a therapeutic act. It is a great way to spend time when you’re looking to de-stress and cut off from work. You are able to focus on the beauty around you, nurturing the flowers in your garden so that they thrive.
Plus, caring for flowers is no easy business! Flowers have their own unique requirements in terms of their optimal growth conditions. Some flowers prefer to be in the shade, others like full sunlight. There are then those that thrive in damp soil, as well as flowers that prefer their soil to be on the drier side.
They may require watering on a daily basis if they are potted. This merely scratches the surface of the different factors you need to consider when caring for the plants in your garden. This highlights why it is important to do your research before you head outside with the watering can!
If you do not give your flowers enough water, this can result in a flower garden wilting and producing barely any blooms at all if any! Overwatering your flowers can be just as damaged, though, as this can drown your plants and cause disease. The best time for you to water your plants is during the morning, ideally sometime between 6 and 10 a.m. The cooler temperature is beneficial because it reduces evaporation and enables the water to remain where you need it, i.e. with the plant. You can help to keep the soil moist by spreading mulch around.
One way you can keep track of how much water you are getting in your garden is by placing a rain gauge outside. You can also find plenty of good magazines, books, and websites that can help you to further your knowledge on looking after the plants you have outside of your home.
History of National Water a Flower Day
The flower is the reproductive part of a plant that creates the seeds. Plants produce fruit and flowers that are called angiosperms. There are almost 300,000 species of angiosperms, and their fruits and flowers can differ significantly.
Flowers and fruits are some of the most useful features for identifying species of plants. A lot of modern cultures see flowers as attractive, and they have fascinated scholars for thousands and thousands of years.
In fact, a first-century physician of Greek called Dioscorides wrote De materia medica, which is considered the most significant early book about plants. This was the first text about the medicinal uses of plants, featuring a lot of diagrams of plants and their flowers. The book assisted other physicians in identifying the sorts of plants to assign their patients for certain sicknesses. It was deemed an essential reference on plants for over 1,500 years.
How to celebrate National Water a Flower Day
The best way to celebrate National Water a Flower Day is by giving all of your household and garden plants an aquatic treat. Also, studies show that gently caressing them in the way that a diaphanous zephyr would in their natural habitat promotes growth, so don’t be shy, give their leaves a tender squeeze. Unless you own a Rafflesia Arnoldii, the largest flower on the planet, which doesn’t have any leaves and is also known as the ‘corpse flower’ due to the odor it oozes when disturbed.
That’s one plant we wouldn’t mind forgetting to water, isn’t it? Best stick to roses and lilies, I say, and water them, stroke, and sing to them as you would to a child. You’ll be a better person for it and you’d make the world a brighter, sweeter, and more colorful place.
You can also use National Water a Flower Day to learn more about flowers and gardening in general. As mentioned earlier, caring for a garden can be a lot more difficult than a lot of people realize. This is because you need to know the optimal growth conditions for your plants. You also need to make sure you plant them correctly, leaving enough space for the roots, as well as planting them at the correct time of year. There is a lot that needs to be taken into consideration, which is why it is a good idea to spend some time furthering your knowledge on National Water a Flower Day.
While the day does encourage you to water your garden flowers, it is important to make sure you don’t overdo it. Drowning your flowers is not going to do them any sort of favors! There are other ways that you can celebrate this day if you have already given your flowers a good watering. For example, you can get involved in some floral arts and crafts. From painting a photo of flowers to even decorating your own watering can, there are plenty of ways to get the creative juices flowing in honor of National Water a Flower Day.