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Valentines for Chicago gardeners

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Chicago gardeners, Valentines for gardeners cherish a beautiful relationship and honor a shared interest. Regardless of your economic situation, you can give a precious gift of devotion on the day set aside for lovers. Let’s imagine the possibilities.

If money isn’t a necessary consideration, give a landscaping project. The gift of a renovated garden or patio will last a lifetime. The days you spend with your loved one in a lush, romantic garden will be treasured times. Your patio may become a tranquil hideaway with a few upgrades. If your garden or patio is already perfect, think about adding a greenhouse or a solarium. Add plants representing your travels throughout the world, giving it a special theme.

Maybe your budget is more modest. In that case, think of giving a year of flowers, either cut flowers or potted plants. Every month, a new species will delight your loved one. The flowers can be preserved, and the potted plants can be introduced into the garden. Monthly gift packages can often be customized. Your loved one may also enjoy gardening software which will assist with organizing their gardening hobby.

Think of giving a traditional gift with a new twist. Instead of a bouquet of roses, give a miniature rose bush. These tiny roses delight with hues from deepest red to bright white. Miniature rosebushes can be table decorations and can delight the indoor gardener, especially during the current terrible winter.

Many are suffering during these trying economic times, but that’s no excuse for not giving a Valentine to your loved one. Money can’t buy the greatest gift of all, the gift of service with love. Offering to help the person you love in the garden will deepen your relationship.

Live long and well—garden.

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