Love is blossoming on Gardenista. Your V-Day inspiration–plus Paris’s secret gardens–await.
Above: Looking for a locally grown and assembled bouquet? “Although 80 percent of cut flowers in the US are imported, thanks to the Slow Flowers movement, the number of local growers is on the rise,” reports Michelle. Find standout florists from coast to coast in the 11 Best Sources for Valentine’s Flowers.
Above: “Victorian lovers sent coded messages to each other via houseplants (a gift of a scented geranium meant ‘let’s rendezvous’),” writes Michelle. In 10 Romantic Houseplants for Valentine’s Day, she explains how to speak the secret language of floriography.
- Ethically grown, exceptionally fresh, and delivered free this Saturday: Take a look at Gardenista’s pick for the Best $50 Roses You Can Order Online.
- Paris’s Maison et Objet design show is the harbinger of things to come. See this year’s 15 Best Finds for the Spring Garden–and don’t miss the new “plug-and-play vertical garden wall kit.”
- Give microgreens instead of chocolate: See Be Mine: An Edible Valentine’s Day Gift.
- For more amour–and architect-designed terrariums, too–go to Gardenista.