WASHINGTON, April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
FRIDAY, APRIL 8: AZALEA FESTIVAL
Profile America — Friday, April 8th. Now that spring is here, people are taking trips to enjoy the natural beauty of some of the nation's premier parks and gardens. Some 300,000 of them will come to Muskogee, Oklahoma, this month for the 43rd annual Azalea Festival at Honor Heights Park. There, they will find 30,000 azaleas of 625 different varieties, along with redbud and dogwood trees and other blooming plants. Across the U.S., nearly three-quarters of households take part in lawn and garden activities. About one-in-three grow flowers and just under that amount plan their own landscaping. Over one-out-of-four have vegetable gardens, and one-in-10 enjoy a garden pond. You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.
Sources: Chase's Calendar of Events 2011, p. 199
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2011, t. 1241
Profile America is produced by the Public Information Office of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau