St. Patrick’s Day is quickly approaching and green is starting to pop out everywhere. If this is one of your favorite seasons, chances are you already have a wardrobe filled with green shamrocks. Take your celebration to the next level by decorating your home with flowers that are found in Ireland and which will remind you of your roots. First, we will take a look at the lucky plant you have grown to love and then we will introduce you to a few other Irish plants and flowers that you may not know have Irish ties.
The Tradition of the Shamrock
According to Fine Gardening, the shamrock has become an icon of the holiday and dates back to St. Patrick himself. Legend tells that St. Patrick used a shamrock to help explain the trinity and it has been worn and celebrated by his followers ever since. Today, shamrocks are believed to be lucky. Shamrocks aren’t the only way to celebrate your Irish heritage, however. There are a wide range of plants and flowers native to the region that can be used to decorate your home for St. Patrick’s Day and throughout the rest of the year.
Decorating with Irish Plants and Flowers
You can decorate your home or church with any of the beautiful plants and flowers in March to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. When you choose artificial flowers, you have the option of leaving them up throughout the year to act as a constant reminder of where your family started from. Use an arrangement such as this as your dining room centerpiece or place it on an entry table to greet your guests with Irish beauty all year long.
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