Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Plant a flower !!



All set to get your hands dirty? Plant a Flower Day is just round the corner

March 12 is Plant a Flower Day. As the name suggests, it’s a day meant for, well, planting flowers! This day is celebrated all over the world and is a great way to promote gardening as a hobby.  So, are you ready with your favorite flowers and those gardening tools? 

For centuries, gardening has been a great hobby, enjoyed by all age groups. Virtually anyone can participate in it, though there is a tendency for older people to indulge in it more. Since it’s a time consuming affair and something that requires patience, the hobby is more popular with the elderly. 

But gardening is something everyone should try, atleast once in their lives. Whether you are a stay-at-home mom or a busy professional, planting a flower, nurturing it and seeing it blossom is an experience worth having your fingernails soiled for.

And what about those who are already inclined towards gardening: what’s in it for them? For starters, they can be proud of their spades, pitchforks, pruners and trimmers and keep at it with renewed gusto. If possible, they can influence and motivate others to take up gardening as a hobby - it’s the closest anyone can get to nature and its flora and fauna.
Amidst all the humdrum of urban living, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to let go off materialistic pleasures. We are albeit leading more connected digital lives but thanks to technology, our lifestyles have become sedentary. Anytime, anywhere access to information, instant need gratification and rapidly disintegrating familial ties have made qualities like compassion, patience or even optimism redundant.  

Sometimes, it’s best to let go of our tendency to always be on the move and take things slow. If you have space outdoors, voila! You can utilize this area to build your own garden, or maybe, even a greenhouse. Ask your ‘gardener’ friends or relatives. Take help and advice from them. If you don’t know anyone who is into gardening, search online. You can easily get helpful tips, tricks and the dos and the don’ts to start off. Flower shops are also good places to find answers.

But all of us aren’t lucky enough to have our own space. For most, the best alternative is to start gardening indoors. Yes, one needs to be careful regarding what type of flowers one can grow indoors or not soiling the floors. But they are just minor issues. There are so many different, low-maintenance varieties out there that you can opt for if you are looking to build a flower nursery in your balcony or terrace. More than the place, it’s your intent that matters!

Another great way of celebrating Plant a Flower Day is by gifting flowers to your family and friends. Marigolds and Daffodils are flowers of March and hence, including them in a bouquet or floral arrangement will certainly make the occasion special.

At Floralis, we have a wide assortment of fresh flowers that you can choose from. Simply place your order and enjoy same day delivery across India. May the flowers add more color to your life.

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