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Gardening Holidays and Special Days

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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 DayFew 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

February 14 - Valentine's Day - It's not about love....it's about the roses. About Valentine's 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

December 12 - Poinsettia Day- A gardener's symbol of the Christmas season. About Poinsettias


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