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A Valentine day beyond roses

By Sereba Agiobu-Kemmer   |   11 February 2017   |   4:11 am

February has long been created as a month of romance, love and charity. Valentine’s Day is the second most popular card and gift sending celebration after Christmas. Red roses, in particular, are traditionally regarded as the floral symbol of the season, that even the global floral industry with increased production and cost cannot meet the demand (orders for single, triple, dozen or more roses)

People, who don’t want to be cliché want something different from the traditional roses and, also want their gift to be different, unique and fun; can look into the floral world for plants and other arrangements that doesn’t include roses, that will be cherished for a long time, beyond,d the short spanned life of cut roses.

Nothing is more on trend for the season now than the fascinating foliage and flowers in varieties of small containers and dish gardens, everything we love about the landscape planted and brought in miniature form to create long-lasting and innovative gifts which can be set on a coffee table, desk, side table, which your special someone will continue to enjoy throughout the weeks, months and even years ahead, because they bring love, beauty and romance into their everyday space, long after the sweets and champagne are gone.


Indeed you can present ready-made live plants in containers that are equally beautiful and unusual. Looking for a great gift for your sweetie for Valentine’s Day or perhaps you want to give a good friend a treat, there are many options.

The bonsai is a good choice. It is unique, beautiful and something to be cherished for a long time, with proper care. The bonsai is a delightful and fun plant to have around the home or office. Many find the art of bonsai very meditative and great for stress reduction, since bonsai is known for tranquility.

Bonsai its not technically a plant, but a ‘miniature’ tree, it makes a unique enchanting addition to a room or outdoor space. Bonsai pruning is considered an art form, which is why these little trees make such great gifts for creative friends. One of the greatest attractions of a bonsai is the calming effect of simply trimming the miniature trees.

The goal is to maintain their shape as they grow. Plus, cleaning up the top growth ensures growth elsewhere on the plant. The more you learn about the art, the more interesting the bonsai can be –many find the art of bonsai very meditative and great for stress reduction and in the event you’ve started someone on a most beneficial hobby.

Cacti and Succulents
An arrangement of assorted cacti and succulents displaying various textures and shades of green planted together to create a mini-exotic garden in stylish containers will win hearts. They could be planted singly as accent pieces and presented in modern container designs. Other plants ideal for Valentine’s day presentation include bromeliads, Lucky Heart Bamboos, Tillandsias ‘air plants’ in hanging planters, terrariums, pots, glass, wooden boxes, dishes, vases etc. which are made in all kinds of styles and materials. Plants bring a natural, peaceful air to anyone’s space, at the same time making sophisticated beautiful statements that are endearing and enduring. Have a happy Valentine’s Day!


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