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Gardening Holidays and Special Days
As a gardener, everyday is a day to celebrate and enjoy our garden hobby. But, there are official "days" that we can really celebrate. They are known as garden holidays, garden special days, or garden events. And, the good news, is there is no shortage of days directly or indirectly honoring our hobby.
We have listed below some of the Garden Hobbies "biggie" holidays, celebrations and special days:
January 6- It's Bean Day, Hooray!
January 10 - Houseplant Appreciation Day
January 19 - Popcorn Day - Few people grow popcorn. But, everybody loves it. This holiday is really popping!
January 21 - Squirrel Appreciation Day. It's best that this day is in January. Gardeners do not appreciate squirrels during the gardening season.
January Last Saturday - National Seed Swap Day
February 3 - Feed the Birds Day
March is National Celery Month
March 3 - Peach Blossom Day
March, Second Thursday - Popcorn Lovers Day
March 11 or September 26 - Johnny Appleseed Day - Why two dates? Find out now.
March 12 - Plant a Flower Day - Can you dig it?
March 20 or 21 - Spring - AH, at last! This is the day all gardeners look forward to arriving!
March 25 - Pecan Day - A little nutty? Perhaps....
March 26 - National Spinach Day - Be strong, like Popeye
March 28 - Weed Appreciation Day - a day to hug your weeds, perhaps!?
April is Lawn and Garden Month
April 5th - National Dandelion Day
April 6th - California Poppy Day
April 7th - Caramel Popcorn Day This tasty, chewy treat is great.
April 13th - International Plant Appreciation Day
April 19 - National Garlic Day - How's your breath!?
April 22 - Earth Day - Not really a gardening day, but an earthly environment holiday that all gardeners appreciate and support.
April 23 - National Zucchini Bread Day - they hold this at a time when you are not sick of all that zucchini.
April, Last Friday - Arbor Day - It's also called the "Tree Planter's" holiday.
May is Gifts from the Garden Month
May 1 - May Day- This day is celebrated with spring flowers, kewl!
May 3 Garden Meditation Day
May 8 - Iris Day
Second Sunday in May - Lilac Sunday
May 16 - Love a Tree Day - Give your tree a big hug!
May 19 - World Plant a Vegetable Garden Day
May 20 - Pick Strawberries Day - It's a sweet thing to do.
May 29 - Composting Day- Learn about eco-friendly composting, make some compost, more
May 30 - Water a Flower Day
First full week of June - National Gardening Week
June 6 - National Gardening Exercise Day - a healthy day for you and your plants.
June 12 - Red Rose Day
June 13 - National Weed Your Garden Day
June 16 - Fresh Veggies Day - fresh from your garden.
June 17 - Eat Your Vegetables Day
July, First Sunday - Build a Scarecrow Day - for your garden, of course.
July 3 - Eat Beans Day
July 8 - National Blueberry Day
July 10 - Pick Blueberries Day
July 16 Fresh Spinach Day
August 3 - National Watermelon Day - It'll make your mouth water
August 5 - National Mustard Day - Are you a mustard grower?
August 8 - Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor's Porch Day - one way to get rid of the excess.
August, third Saturday - National Honey Bee Day
August 29 - More Herbs, Less Salt Day - a day for herbs growers to strut their stuff.
September is National Indoor Plant Week - third week of month
September 13 - National Peanut Day - it's the P-nuttiest day of the year.
Third Week of September - National Indoor Plant Week
October 1 - World Vegetarian Day - we always thought people should eat more veggies.
October, First Wednesday - National Kale Day
October 12 - Old Farmers Day
October 31 - Halloween - This is the pumpkins' time to shine. Pumpkins are one of the biggest symbols of Halloween. You carve 'em, play with 'em, decorate'em, and eat them! History of Pumpkin Pumpkin Recipes
November 10 - Forget-Me-Not Day
December 1- Eat a Red Apple Day
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