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
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