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This Valentine's Day, Say It With Seeds!

2/12/2013 4:22:12 PM

Tags: heirloom seeds, Seed saver's Exchange

This post is reprinted with permission from Seed Savers Exchange.

Do you have a special someone to woo on this Valentine’s Day? Rather than the typical box of chocolates or bouquet of flowers, consider the gift that keeps on giving: heirloom seeds! In addition to providing us with wonderful flavors, stunning beauty and the genetic diversity needed for agricultural sustainability, their beautiful and unique names offer us a clever way to delight our Valentine gardeners. So let some of our heirloom seeds do the talking for you! Here are a few great examples cooked up by the crafty Seed Savers Exchange staff.

 

 lovage   First of all, make sure to tell that special someone just how much you lovage them ... 
 valentine sunflower   and how they’ll always be your Valentine Sunflower  
 black valentine bean   or Black Valentine Bean 
 cupid's arrow   because you’ve been struck by Cupid’s Arrow  
 bouquet   And what Valentine’s Day is complete without a Bouquet of flowers,
 rose tomato   a Rose Tomato or China Rose Radish  
 sweet chocolate   A box of Sweet Chocolate 
 candy   or some Candy  
 heart of gold   So prove to your Valentine you have a Heart of Gold 
 sunshine   by treating your Garden Sunshine  
 empress   like an Empress 
 picnic   with a Candlelight Picnic  
 sunset   while watching the Sunset 
 flame   Finally, turn what was once your Flame  
 queen   into your King or Queen 
 gem  By giving precious Gem, or
 diamond   dare we say a Diamond?

 

 

 Photos from Seed Savers Exchange 



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