Valentine’s Day comes right when we need a little infusion of color, fragrance, and celebration.
It is definitely still winter but the days are visibly longer. The rain gauge is overflowing but the first daffodils and crocus are blooming, and the winter-flowering shrubs are wafting their fragrance around the neighborhoods. Here’s how you can fill your life with more flowers:
Floral subscriptions ~ Gift yourself or someone else a season of flowers, delivered to your door 1x, 2x, or 4x per month. Large, quart-size bouquets are local, sustainably sourced/grown and filled with herbs and flowers, and available all year round but guaranteed to be homegrown in the warmer months. $25/bouquet and $35/bouquet including delivery. Available as a gift certificate. Here’s a video introduction for my flower subscription: https://vimeo.com/243256837
Good ol’ Valentine’s Day flowers ~ Vibrant arrangements of seasonal branches and blooms to express love, appreciation & hope for a good year ahead. >>Hand-tied bouquet in paper wrap: small $25, medium $35, large $50. Flowers in a vase: small $45, medium $60, large $75. (Please place your orders by February 11th!)
Plant an apple tree ~ What could be better than planting a tree with someone you love? These young trees come from Cloud Mountain Nursery in Whatcom County and will be ready to plant any time this Spring. Some varieties also do well in pots. (And what wonderful names – Pink Pearl, Rubinette, Belle de Boskoop, Fiesta, Ida Red, Liberty…!) Other fruit trees & shrubs are available too. $50 & up.
Design consultation certificates ~ Give someone (or yourself) a kick start for planning something new in this year’s garden. A $150 consultation includes 1.5 hours for a garden walk-through and meeting, with follow-up notes and recommendations that could lead into a master plan, a landscape installation, or a successful DIY project. Available as a gift certificate.