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One idea for Valentine's Day is, instead of getting hothouse pseudoflowers,

plant some live flowers in your bee yard or perennial area and dedicate them

to a friend. A gift to the Earth in a friend's name.


Where I am it is still too early to plant outside but I planted seven plants for

several friends in seed trays. When the time comes I'm going to ask them if

they would like to get in on planting them.

I planted Calendula, Anise Hyssop, Chamomile and Lavender.



 
            
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Very thoughtful, a true gift of love.  That's one of the best ideas I have seen in a while.
 
Kirk Hutchison
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Or, you could give friends live flowering plants to put in their gardens. I did that for my Mom's birthday last year.
 
                                
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Kirk Hutchison wrote:
Or, you could give friends live flowering plants to put in their gardens. I did that for my Mom's birthday last year.


Good idea.

Most of the people I planted something for don't have their own

planting areas or else they live somewhere else. Also, the perennial

area I'm trying to develop is in a community access area where everybody can

come. I hope some of them will want to get in on the planting...I remember

when I planted trees in a community...I always felt like I had a stake in the

well-being of those trees. The way I see it, people who actually participate put some of their

heart into the area, which I think is good.
 
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We do something similar for my sons' birthdays. We ask their friends not to bring gifts of toys etc, but to bring seeds. The children then have a great party planting the seeds and putting their names on the pots, when they visit they can see how they're getting on, and we send out photo bulletins on how the seedling race is getting on. Then when they all fruit, everyone joins in the harvest and the gifts just keep on giving. My children seem to love it.
 
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