It is said that “familiarity breeds contempt.” I think contempt is a strong word. We do crave things that are new. But most of us dine on the familiar or “comfort food” most of the time. It’s the same with plants.
What To Give For Valentine’s Day
A few weeks ago, I saw someone had shared this picture that Women do not want Chocolates For Valentine Day; They want Plants. After laughing and then sharing it on Facebook, I thought I would change it up some! It should be more like PEOPLE do not want ONLY chocolates for Valentine’s Day! They want Plants TOO! Because really? It is not just women that receive on this special day for sweethearts. They give too. Plus, I don’t know about you, but I am not about to give up my chocolate!
Myself? I want a new African Violet for my kitchen window. Out of the three I bought before Behnke’s closed in 2019, only one has survived. My green thumb defiantly needs some help when it comes to this beautiful plant. My grandmother and mother never had any problems keeping them lush and healthy. But I will never give up. I have my grandmother’s Rose Behnke’s African Violet’s Do’s and Don’ts hand-out and will try again. Never say never!
So Many Choices
There are so many choices for you to pick from when you go to your local independent garden center to choose that perfect plant for your true love. You can find miniature roses, peace lilies, and orchids, to name a few. There are so many ways to say; I LOVE YOU with flowers. Plus, it really does not have to break the bank. My plan for my husband is to find a ZZ plant (Zamioculcas zamifolia). I love how easy they are to care for, and I think he will like the glossy dark green unique leaves. I was looking on a few garden centers’ websites and was excited to see how many can show their inventory. Plus, they all have the COVID 19 safeguards in place for you and their staff.
Whatever plant you decide on, don’t forget that box of chocolates!