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National Plant A Flower Day!

Today, we celebrate National Plant A Flower Day.  This day is observed annually on March 12th.

Each year this day is dedicated just to plant flowers for the spring season, and most hobbyists and horticulturists start planting early especially if they have a farm and this is their business.  It is a great hobby and it’s enjoyed by millions of people, young and old.

Flowers bring happiness to everyone and it is big business too.  Opening a flower shop requires a lot of hard work, love, dedication, and a lot of flowers.  Most flower shop caters to special occasions like wedding, valentines, birthdays, graduation, funeral services, and more.

If you enjoy gardening and growing flowers, you can turn your hobby into a business for an extra income by growing flowers.  If I have a green thumb and love gardening, I will start planting everlastings because they last so long when dried.  Everlasting is a perfect flower for backyard growers, or if you have a farm, you can have an everlasting farm.

There is a huge market for dried flowers especially for arts and craft shops, antique shops, flower shops selling dried flower arrangements to restaurants and other big companies.  Depending on where you live, planting flowers is a perfect way to welcome warm weather and sunshine by decorating your yard with some beautiful flowers.

So, today, celebrate this day by planting flowers in your backyard.  If you don’t have an idea what type of flowers to plant, do your research for the best flowers to grow on Spring weather.  Share on social media a photo of your garden of flowers using #PlantAFlowerDay.

1933 FDR broadcasts first ‘fireside chat’ during the Great Depression

On this day in 1933, eight days after his inauguration, President Franklin D. Roosevelt gives his first national radio address—or “fireside chat”—broadcast directly from the White House.

Roosevelt began that first address simply: “I want to talk for a few minutes with the people of the United States about banking.” He went on to explain his recent decision to close the nation’s banks in order to stop a surge in mass withdrawals by panicked investors worried about possible bank failures. The banks would be reopening the next day, Roosevelt said, and he thanked the public for their “fortitude and good temper” during the “banking holiday.”

At the time, the U.S. was at the lowest point of the Great Depression, with between 25 and 33 percent of the workforce unemployed. The nation was worried, and Roosevelt’s address was designed to ease fears and to inspire confidence in his leadership. Roosevelt went on to deliver 30 more of these broadcasts between March 1933 and June 1944. They reached an astonishing number of American households, 90 percent of which owned a radio at the time.

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