Houseplant Appreciation Day is January 10

Houseplant Appreciation Day takes place every year on January 10th.  The Christmas holidays are over and the festive decorations have been put away for another 11 months, making the house look a little on the drab and plain side.  Some brightness can be brought back to your home with houseplants.

Houseplant Appreciation Day is the day to return to loving and tending to your houseplants and to appreciate just how important and special they are.  Houseplants are very therapeutic, having the ability to lift your outlook and mood and add both a calming effect and warmth to your home.  For gardeners, houseplants offer the chance to play in the dirt long before the arrival of spring.

It is not difficult to grow houseplants, as all they need is occasional nutrients, a little water, sunshine and love.  There are a number of ways in which you can celebrate Houseplant Appreciation Day, including simply ensuring that your existing houseplants are receiving enough water and maybe even including a special treat, such as fertilizer, on this important day.  If you do not own any houseplants, this is definitely the day to start.

It is also a good idea to talk to your plants.  Once upon a time this behavior was regarded as somewhat eccentric; however, today it is generally well known that plants respond very positively to people talking to them in warm, affectionate tones.