Here are the flowers I gave my wife for Valentine's Day. I like to give flowers that you can plant in the garden when they are done blooming. It seems wasteful to just buy a bouquet and let them fade away. Once the weather is warm enough I'll but them outside where we can enjoy them next spring.
Here are the two pink carnations for our little girls. When I bought them the flower lady told me in a slightly condescending way that carnations are for appreciation. I had no idea that individual flowers had specific meanings. I don't think my 2 1/2 year old and almost 3 months old care about any silly meanings. All they know is that mommy and daddy got them a pretty flower, and that's probably all that matters!
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Thursday, February 14, 2008
Giving Valentine's Day Flowers that Last
Dave is the author of Growing The Home Garden and runs a small nursery business growing vegetables and herbs for local customers in Spring Hill, TN. (Blue Shed Gardens or FB page). He has written for gardening publications, Troy-Bilt and Lowe's and is available for edible garden consulting. Dave gardens organically and when he isn't writing, collecting seeds, or propagating plants he's parenting his 4 children as a stay at home dad.