My heart shall be your garden. -- Alice Meynell As Valentine's Day is right around the corner, let me encourage you one more time to make time to cultivate love in your life. Just like a garden, the process of cultivating love requires time, some effort and attention, and a generous amount of room to grow. In fact, the more room you make for love in your life, the more spaces love will find to fill it! And while we're thinking of cultivating love like a garden, don't forget that a freshly planted bed of annuals and succulents, a beautiful flowering tree, or a patch of zen rock garden are all fabulous ways to say, "I love you" and show that you plan on cultivating love for a life time.
I recently ran across an article that talked about a popular Valentine's Day tradition from eighteenth centuryEngland. Single young women would put bay leaves under their pillows at night, believing they would dream of their true love. This is just the kind of folklore I love. It also inspired me to think of another great way to express love with plants and flora this Valentine's Day. Combing things like bay leaves (laurel) or rosemary (traditional English symbol of fidelity) with traditional Valentine's Day flowers like roses brings a twist of tradition and fun superstition to the holiday. I personally prefer creating arrangements with flowers, plants, and herbs that are full of meaning. I like to attach a card to the arrangement explaining what each plant is and what it represents. It gives so much meaning to the gift. Tell your sweetheart she is the woman of your dreams with a bouquet of bay leaves and roses. Promise your unswerving devotion with a bunch of fresh rosemary. An arrangement of hyacinth tells him you will love him for as long as time endures. How beautiful that we can express the most beautiful of emotions with some of the most beautiful creations in nature.
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