Love is like the wild rose-briar;
Friendship like the holly-tree.
The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms,
But which will bloom most constantly?
Love and Friendship by Emily Brontë (1818 – 1848)
Dear Gardening Friend,
If your love is long lasting, shouldn't the Valentine's Day flowers you give be enduring too? I recommend sending orchids, which symbolize "rare beauty" in flower speak.
In this week's Journal I'll show you two ideas for creating an orchid arrangement to give to your special someone.
Take a look in this week's Journal.
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