[Revised February 2019]

Valentine’s Day is known for gifts of candy, cards and flowers.  While a bouquet of cut flowers is a wonderful expression of love and appreciation, I suggest giving a lasting gift of flowering plant.

It occurred to me that a Valentine garden might be an interesting take on a theme garden. Below is a list of what I think of when it comes to flowers of the heart.

So, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways…with these flowering plants that can grow a garden of perennial love.

Bleeding Heart: Compassion, Eternal Love

Bleeding Heart ‘Valentine’ by Tracy Blevins

Calla Lily: Faith, Beauty, Innocence

Calla Lily by Tracy Blevins

Dogwood Tree: Affection, Reliability

Venus® Dogwood by Tracy Blevins

Forget-Me-Nots: True Love, Remembrance

Forget-Me-Nots by Annkat

Hydrangea: Heartfelt, Honest, Thankful

Hydrangea macrophylla Wedding Gown

Lavender: Purity, Devotion, Calm

Lavender Collection by Teresa Bunn

Lily: Passion, Fertility

Lily – Vermeer by Lansdowne Farm

Lily of the Valley: Sweetness, Purity, Chastity

Lily of the Valley by Tracy Blevins

Magnolia (pink): Love, Gentleness

Magnolia x ‘Ann’ by Look-Up Virginia

Roses:  Love, Passion, Devotion

All My Loving™ Hybrid Tea Rose by Bill Blevins

Violets: Loving Thoughts, Remembrance

Violas and Pansies by Tracy Blevins

How to Create a Collection with My Plants Map


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