Thursday, February 07, 2008

Valentine's Days Gifts for Gardeners

Here is the online link to this week's The List: Top Home & Garden Events on page 22 of today's print edition in the Washington Examiner. You can find the Examiner in the many red streetboxes around town. I saved a screen capture of the listing as a JPG and posted it here -- which you can now click on to read at 100%.

Today's Daily Candy emails included two gifts I thought were great for gardeners (excerpted below). So that made me think, I'd much rather have a blooming orchid plant than a dozen cut roses or some stale candy hearts. Now, quality chocolate is always going to trump other gifts, but I'd not be upset about getting a smaller size Godiva box if that was accompanied by a pot of primroses. How about you? What would you gardeners like for Valentine's Day instead of the traditional gifts?

>> SEND
Plantable Valentines
What: Ecofriendly greetings are embedded with wildflower seeds that bloom when planted.
Why: Say it with cards and flowers.
Where: Online at botanicalpaperworks.com.<<
What: The local specialists have dozens of delicate blooms in V-Day colors for your sweetheart, starting at just $10.
Why: Cheaper than roses. (Who knew?)
When: Fri.-Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.Where: 390b Maple Ave. E., Vienna (703-255-5125).<<

3 comments:

Madeline said...

What a wonderful idea for Valentine’s Day. Cards with seeds embedded in them that you plant to sprout a living Valentine plant that gives all year round. There are plenty of other green living gift ideas on this site as well. These are truly unique and thoughtful gift ideas. And so many plants and flowers to choose from. Another great gift that keeps on giving is the site http://www.mydovechocolate.com where you can enter a free Dove’s “Expressions of Love” contest and a chance to win a beautiful 5.58 carat “Baby’s Breath Diamond Necklace” worth over 21K dollars. I work for the company so I have an inside track. Simply describe how you feel about your honey in the most emotional and creative way to take home this lovely piece. Imagine how flattered she will be to learn that you took the time and effort out to write how you feel about her. Don’t you want your holiday to be a memorable and romantic one for both of you?!

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WashingtonGardener said...

In the spirit of Universal love for Valentine's Day I'll let these borderline-commercial posts stay. Doesn't hurt that one found my chocolate weakness ;-).