Mar 20, 2012, 12:01 ET
WASHINGTON, March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
TUESDAY, MARCH 20: SPRING BEGINS
Profile America — Tuesday, March 20th. As of 1:14 Eastern time this morning, it's spring in the northern hemisphere. While celebrated by poets, composers, and artists, people of every age will also be glad to welcome a change in the weather after the long winter. While winter may hang on in spots around the country for a few weeks more, the time is coming for spring rains and soon afterward, a profusion of flowers in an infinite variety of colors. Those whose green thumbs have been itching all winter are eager to get their hands dirty. Three-out-of-10 U.S. households cultivate flowers, and one-in-four have a vegetable garden or take part in landscaping, while close to one-in-five plant flower bulbs. Twelve percent maintain a water garden. 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 2012, p. 178
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2012, t. 1242
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
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