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Trending Thursday: Live Plants are a Garden Trend for Valentine's Day

Posted by Emma Fitzpatrick on Thu, Feb 13, 2014 @ 9:00 AM

This year, Valentine's Day is getting trendy--garden trendy that is.

People are looking for a unique gift that goes beyond the typical box of chocolates and bouquet of red roses--and gardeners everywhere are sure to be pleased!

Live plants are red hot this Valentine's Day! Why?

Living plants are a way to show that your sweetheart that your love will keep blooming long after the holiday is over.

Plus with the wide array of beautiful, live plants and garden accessories, you can find a unique gift that's just right for your sweetie.

Read on to discover Garden Media's top 4 trendy Valentine's Day gifts that grow this year.

Classic Moth Orchids

Photo Credit: Costa Farms

Orchids offer classic, timeless beauty, and are not drama queens! They are easy to grow and will reward your loved one with weeks, even months, of gorgeous blooms – and be a constant reminder of your affection.

Orchids need only the simplest care: Low light, warm temperatures, consistent water, and a shot of fertilizer every now and then. These colorful flowers bloom in a great range of classic colors: pure white, pink, chartreuse, and bi-colors. 

Learn how easy orchids are here. 

Heart Shaped Box Complete with Flowers

Photo Credit: NativeCast

Watch love sprout and blossom this Valentine’s Day with this amorous-filled DIY kit, complete with flower seeds!

The DIY kit comes in a heart-shaped box complete with everything needed to cast a heart container that will be cherished for years to come. Plant the seeds provided in the potting mix enclosed for a growing symbol of ever-flourishing love.

Learn more about growing a heart shaped garden here

Kick-it-Up Anthurium

Photo Credit: Costa Farms

Appropriately named Allura, this hot anthurium bears Valentine’s Day-shaped red flowers and leaves. Mother Nature is such a romantic, isn’t she? The flowers feature standing-at-attention yellow centers, like little exclamation points and last for weeks! Also called flamingo flower, this little number adds colorful allure anywhere you place it. Potted in a white decorator pot, this anthurium brightens any spot in the house and can be moved to a shaded spot outdoors in warm weather. Love continues year round with its display of beautiful blossoms.

Learn more about growing and caring for anthuriums here.

Bleeding Heart Plant

Photo Credit: Longfield Gardens

With a charm all their own, Bleeding Hearts are the all-time favorite perennials for Valentine's Day. In fact, they have been popular since their introduction in 1842.

Perfect strings of red, white or pink heart shaped flowers dangle from the dark red stems in late spring—and they’ll bloom year after year. Give a Valentine gift of love.

Learn more about growing Bleeding Heart here

Happy Valentine’s Day from the garden gurus at Garden Media!

Keep Up with the Other Up and Coming Garden Trends of 2014 with Garden Media's Whitepaper Below!

 

2014 Garden Trends Report Whitepaper

Topics: garden marketing, Trending Thursday, Garden Media Group, garden industry public relations, Garden Trends

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