Send Flowers and Gifts to Greece
The Greeks have a long tradition of celebrating holidays and special occasions with flowers. This is because of the country’s mild climate, which is perfect for growing a wide variety of blooming plants. From the saffron crocuses that Minoan women were pictured picking in frescoes to the blood-red peonies of Mount Parnassus, Greece has an abundance of blooming plants that are beloved by both locals and visitors alike.
With its evergreen forests of oak, cypress send plants in Athens Greece, and pine, as well as deciduous trees (trees that lose their leaves seasonally) like beech, sycamore, and apricot, Greece is one of Europe’s richest natural regions in terms of plant life. However, human activity has impacted the landscape, and only 20 percent of Greece is currently forested. Most of the country’s original forests have been replaced by areas of scrub and undergrowth called maquis, which are grazed by goats and other livestock.
There are several species of evergreen shrubs native to Greece, including myrtle, oleander, and juniper. Many of these are used as fragrant ornamental plants in gardens and parks across the country, but others have been used to make essential oils and medicine. The country is also home to a wide array of fruit and nut trees, as well as a variety of vegetables.
In addition to being an important agricultural producer, Greece is also a leading manufacturer of textiles, chemical products, and cement. The country’s manufacturing sector represents one-tenth of both the workforce and the gross domestic product (GDP; the total market value of goods and services produced during a year).
Greece has a generally Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and cool, rainy winters. In the north, the weather is more continental, with colder winters and less rainfall in the summer.
Education in Greece is free and compulsory through age 15. Children spend six years at primary school, three years at a gymnasium, and then four years at a lyceum before taking examinations to enter university or technical colleges.
During the summer of 2021, Greece was ravaged by wildfires that destroyed large portions of the nation’s woodlands and displaced people. You can help reforest Greece and restore the livelihoods of its people by making a donation to THI today! Your $25 gift will plant and care for a tree in the country, while also funding related sustainability efforts.