'Annabelle' Hydrangea

'Annabelle' Hydrangea

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Shamrocks were sacred plants for the Druids and Christians because of the significance of the number three to each faith. Shamrocks are actually white flowered, three leafed clovers (Trifolium repens), common weeds in Ireland. Legend has it that St. Patrick taught the Irish about the Trinity using a shamrock.

Pinning on a shamrock on St. Patrick's Day is a way to celebrate Irish pride. Also, remember to wear green today (even if you are not Irish) or you may get pinched! (Photo Source=www.life123.com)

Cheers!!! Green beer is on tap in many American bars on St. Paddy's Day. "Erin Go Bragh!" is often translated as "Ireland Forever!" (Photo Source=www.cnn.com)