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St. Patricks Day is March 17th!

Updated: Feb 28, 2019

Do you know your Shamrocks from your Clover?

The Legend of the Shamrock

Not all Clover is a Shamrock. A Shamrock is a Clover that has three leaves. The legend has it that when Saint Patrick came to Ireland and was explaining Christianity he picked a Shamrock and used each leaf to represent The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit. They are also said to represent Love, Hope and Faith. This is why Shamrocks are a big part of St. Patrick's Day celebrations. This is why all Shamrocks are Clover, yet all Clover are NOT Shamrocks. Some Clover has four leaves attached. Although they are few and far between.if you should happen upon one keep it for good luck. It can't hurt!


Caring for Your Shamrock Plant

Shamrock, or Oxalis, get their start from small bulbs which you can plant in the autumn or spring. They are perennials and they go dormant in the winter. If you are keeping the plant as a houseplant, keep it at room temperature with the soil slightly moist. Do not over water! The soil should be dry before waterings. Regular houseplant food can be given. There are hundreds of different types of Oxalis and having a varied collection is a fun hobby. Depending on the type you will enjoy seeing the different blooms some with white, purple or even pink.

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