Do you plan to celebrate "Weed Appreciation Day"? Some people are of the mindset it should be celebrated every day. In this case, though, "Weed Appreciation" doesn't mean what you think.

Weed Appreciation Day rolls around every year on March 28. How does one celebrate? You simply go out and hug, yes, hug, the common weeds found in your yard and garden. Do you see that weed growing between the cracks in the parking lot? On March 28, give that thing a big heartfelt hug.

Seriously, if you think about it, this makes a little sense. What exactly is a weed? According to Merriam-Webster, a weed is:

noun - Plant that is not valued where it is growing and is usually of vigorous growth; especially: one that tends to overgrow or choke out more desirable plants.

According to me, the definition of a weed is:

noun - A plant or flower that nobody wants.

That sheds a different light on the subject, now doesn't it? Think about how the poor little weed must feel. It's a plant, not unlike the cherished rose or lilac. Did you ever stop to consider its feelings?

Actually, many of the plants we perceive as weeds are in fact quite valuable. Ask any health nut about the benefits found in the common everyday dandelion.

Show those weeds some love next week. If you're a Colorado resident, you've probably grown tired of all the jokes made about the state's love for "weed." Let's set this record straight this next Tuesday.

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