California’s “fields of gold” have been cherished by Californians since they first were discovered. Though the flower was admired for hundreds of years it did not become the state flower until March 2, 1903. In 1996 Governor Pete Wilson created California Poppy Week on May 13th-18th and finally in 2010 the California State Senate made April 6th, via bill 37222.12, officially California Poppy Day. I hear the fields are amazing, many plan on visiting California as the Poppy Fields bloom.
How to celebrate – Plan on visiting California when the poppy fields are blooming. Plant your own field of poppy flowers. Figure out exactly what a poppy is?
With the weather warming up it’s time to start thinking about planting flowers that brighten your day and put that scent of Spring into the air. There are at least 151 varieties of flowers so you need to learn which ones to plant when. Some flowers can stand the colder weather; others need the full sunshine and heat. Fields of flowers are amazing and important to feeding those creatures that thrive on their nectar. While we at times find these bugs annoying they serve an important function in life for us all. So besides just being pretty to look at, and smelling really, really good, flowers serve a purpose… just like everything else in nature.
How to celebrate – Plant a flower! See how many of the 151 flower types you can name. Find a field of flowers and enjoy.