2/12/2006

Valentine's Day Gift Plants

Primrose




Cut flowers will be in demand this week, but what about giving your Valentine a flowering plant instead?
Some good choices:
1. Cyclamen
2. Primroses
3. Orchids
4. Forced bulbs like tulips or hyacinths


Cyclamen


I purchased the above two plants recently at a local hardware store. If you give them plenty of light and water, they can bloom and be happy for weeks.

The bulbs don’t last as long, but if your valentine is an avid gardener, he or she might appreciate being able to plant it outside for next year.

This post was inspired by Charlotte Bronte’s writing:
“I like to see flowers growing, but when they are gathered, they cease to please. I look on them as things rootless and perishable; their likeness to life makes me sad. I never offer flowers to those I love; I never wish to receive them from hands dear to me.” – Charlotte Bronte

1 comment:

BotanicalGirl said...

I got a cyclamen last year and it's currently re-blooming beautifully. I never knew they had such a sweet scent either, until I received this one.

I like cut roses sometimes, but live plants really are the better way to go.