Monday, February 13, 2006

Valentines Day

I am not really set up for Valentine's Day - the only flowers out in the field at the moment are snowdrops and a solitary iris reticulata- so the busiest day in the conventional florist's year passes me by.
If I did do valentine flowers . . . they would probably be like this - a fantastic white amaryllis called Ludwig Dazzler in a terracotta pot with a red dogwood heart. The amaryllis is the largest sized bulb commercially available and will have up to four flower spikes, one after the other, each with 4 massive trumpet flowers, much longer lasting that the customary dozen red roses.
I also think that small heart shaped wicker baskets potted up with snowdrops would be lovely and could be replanted outside after they were finished.

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