Wednesday, 24 January 2018
Valentine’s day is nowadays associated with all things love, little known however is that St Valentine was originally the patron saint of the falling down diseases more familiarly acknowledged as epilepsy. During the middle ages it was believed that birds paired in mid-February, which made February 14th the perfect day to recognise love and devotion in conjunction with St Valentine. This particular day along with other celebrations were created as Christian alternatives to Pagan holidays.
This particular day has long been associated with the custom of gifting flowers, a way to express your feelings without verbal acknowledgement. Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, has long been associated with roses. They are still used as a symbol of love around the world and come February you will see an abundance of roses in all shapes and colours, flood the high street.
This Valentine’s day, instead of gifting cut flowers, why not gift a live plant? You’ll be able to watch your love grow with the plant, and each year when it blooms you’ll remember that special someone. We’ve curated a small selection of our favourite plants for Valentine’s day, but we always recommend gifting your partner’s favourite as an extra special way to brighten their day.
If you are unable to find a particular plant give us a call, but you can see our selection here.