KENNETT SQUARE, Pa., Jan. 20, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- While red is the universal symbol of love, it's the color green that will make anyone blush this Valentine's Day.
"Valentine's Day used to be a holiday for receiving roses and chocolate, but the best gifts are often the ones we give ourselves," says Katie Dubow, president of Garden Media Group. "Buy yourself flowers or a plant, or plan a green experience and treat yourself like the green goddess you are."
Gardening and caring for plants can be a therapeutic escape as well as a fun and engaging activity to share with friends and loved ones. Give a green gift to nourish the mind, body, and soil. Not only will these gifts shine on February 14th, but they will bring joy long after the holiday is over.
1) Love the Planet with Native Plants from Garden for Wildlife
If you love pollinators, native plants are a given. Avoid stress of trying to find the right plants for the right region with Garden for Wildlife, from the National Wildlife Federation, which has curated collections of native plants that support the most species of bees, birds, and butterflies – and all selected by region. These beautiful blooms are proven to bring more wildlife to the garden in just one season and add variety, color, and texture. Instead of roses, plant with a purpose.
2) Sow Some Love
Watch love grow each day by planting seeds. Park Seed's Valentine varieties are 'Falling in Love' poppy seeds and 'Sweet Heart' Tomatoes, but there are hundreds of varieties to love. And because self-care – and seed starting – should be easy, try the Bio Dome starter kit. It is crafted for optimal seed growth with vents to promote essential airflow, a planter to wick moisture to seeds from the bottom, and nutrient-rich planter plugs to grow bigger, better seedlings. Just add love.
3) For Plant Lovers
Add a pop of color to your houseplant jungle with the red aglaonema from Nature's Way. The red markings on the leaves make it an ideal houseplant to nestle among other green beauties in the home. The red aglaonema is an ingenious alternative to cut roses for Valentine's Day, and this long-lasting houseplant needs a minimum of care to look its best.
4) Weeding Robot
Created by the same inventor as the Roomba, the Tertill weeding robot organically controls weeds, eliminating the need for herbicides and weed block. How does it work? Its wheels churn up the top layer of soil, looking for baby weeds and chopping them down before they have a chance to grow. Love that! Solar-powered and weatherproof, this handy device is as effective as hand weeding – but so much easier.
5) Encore® Azalea Autumn Sweetheart®
With richly layered pinks as soft as a blush, Encore Azalea Autumn Sweetheart is the gift that keeps on blooming. Its stunning single to semi-double blooms span over 2" across, exploding into a colorful display in late spring and reblooming throughout the year. Vibrant emerald foliage provides a gorgeous evergreen color all year long. Autumn Sweetheart matures to 4'x4.5' and thrives in USDA Zones 6b-10b.
6) Southern Living® Plant Collection Hello Darlin'™ Blueberry
For a sweet and healthy treat, Hello Darlin™ Blueberry from the Southern Living® Plant Collection dazzles with bright early blooms and bountiful berries. The stunning foliage transitions from vibrant green to dark red across the seasons; this beautiful low-chill blueberry hybrid offers year-round interest even when not full of berries. Hello Darlin™ is hardy in Zones 7a - 9b and matures to 4–5' high x 3–4' wide. Its size and dynamic visual interest make it perfect as an accent, hedge, or part of a kitchen garden.
7) Memorable Experiences
If you love to experience new things and visit new places, this holiday, plan a trip to a location where you can be surrounded by beautiful flowers and create long-lasting memories. Check local listings for public gardens and arrange a day trip for recharging in nature.
Check out the links above or local retail centers for these sweet ideas that will take self-care to the next level.
Happy Valentine's Day from the garden gurus at Garden Media!
Garden Media Group specializes in the home, garden, horticulture, outdoor-living, lawn and landscape industries. They offer innovative PR campaigns designed to secure top media placements and partnerships with traditional and social media. For gardening tips, new product announcements, and PR and marketing tips, visit http://www.gardenmediagroup.com.
Katie Dubow, Garden Media Group, 6104443040, [email protected]
SOURCE Garden Media Group