Get involved with National Plant a Flower Day in Richmond

With spring just around the corner and the weather getting warmer, March 12 celebrates National Plant a Flower Day.

The day is dedicated to planting flowers and looking forward to the spring season.

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Lynda Pasacreta, president of the Richmond Garden Club said the club is focusing on flowers for pollinators to celebrate the day.

She suggests residents to pick up some wildflower seeds, containing annual, biennial and perennial flowers, and create a beautiful habitat for bees, butterflies and other beneficial insects.

Wildflowers do very well in nutrient poor soil, with good drainage and in full sun location. Make sure to remove all weeds in the area before spreading he seeds and mix a little sand with the seeds to help spread them more evenly (not beach sand or playground sand) and keep it moist to help the seeds germinate

Bringing a house plant home can also help start off your spring season.

There are more than 400,000 species of flowering plants around the world and according to a study in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, live plants may help increase concentration as well as relaxation.

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