Celebrate Flower Planting Day the whole year
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Last month, Michigan legislators declared June 8 Michigan Flower Planting Day in an effort to encourage residents of the Great Lakes State to improve the appearance of their yards and patios. Despite the efforts behind the holiday, it went relatively unnoticed, according to The Grand Rapids Press. That's surprising, given that Michigan was the leading producer in propagative floriculture material in 2012, according to figures from the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service. However, you don't need a specific day on the calendar to celebrate the aesthetic appeal of flowers, and there are a number of ways you can celebrate Flower Planting Day the whole year.
One of the best ways to mark the occasion is to plant some flowers in the yard of a friend or family member. Not only will it serve as a nice gesture, but it will undoubtedly make their yard pop with color for years to come. It's important for you to make the right decision when it comes to choosing which flower to plant, and that is especially true in the summer. According to the newspaper, there are certain perennials that are well-suited to mid-summer months, including
black-eyed Susan, daylilies, liatris, chrysanthemum, phlox, purple coneflower and sedum.
If you're looking for a particularly striking flower to give your friends or family members, you should consider veronica, recommends Better Homes and Gardens. These flowers are appealing for more than just their bright coloration. The plants can reach heights of 12 to 24 inches, and that's not even including its 7-inch bloom at the top. Veronicas last through the summer and into the fall, and BHG recommends placing them in the front of bed.
Send a blooming plant to beautify a home or patio.