Be My Valentine! (Win an Amaryllis!)
February 6, 2015 by
Bringing the garden inside, DIY home and garden craft projects, Home Cooking, Home decor
Valentine’s Day, February 14th.
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Time to dream up some ways to make your family and friends feel extra special! Here are some suggestions from Our Fairfield Home and Garden and a give-away from Longfield Gardens!
Cross Stitch a fragrant sachet or knit something warm for your loved ones. Remember that sharing your time and talents shows your love in a way no store-bought gift can!
Cross Stitch Heart Sachet
Remember the way to the heart is through the stomach! Anatomy 101? No, but here is an easy, healthier recipe for Mini-Chocolate Berry Bundt Cakes. (Only 5 ingredients!) Drizzle with some chocolate sauce, add some raspberries or strawberries and don’t tell how easy it was to make!
Sweet and simple decor.
Valentine’s Day tablescape
Sweet and simple decor is easy to do with some floral plates, party napkins and a few seasonal touches.
Cyclamen in red, pink or white paired with a nicely scented candle will set a romantic mood.
Candles and cyclamen create a romantic mood.
Anything in red or pink can make a lovely Valentine’s Day gift. If your lovie is a birdlover, they will flip over a cute tin-roofed birdhouse like this! I used this one my sweetheart gave me in our Valentine’s Day Windowboxes.
Add decorative touches by placing red flowering plants and heart-themed accents in vignettes. Break out the red-checked tablecloth and the Valentine’s Day paper napkins. Make some fuss!
Red Amaryllis and pre-chilled tulips growing on the windowsill in a Valentine’s Day vignette.
By planting bulbs indoors every two weeks or so, you can have blooms all winter long! Amaryllis and paperwhites are great choices. Pre-chilled daffodils, hyacinths, squill and tulips are also wonderful options.
Forced bulbs such as Amaryllis and Paperwhites can provide wonderful indoor flowers in winter!
You probably know that Valentine’s Day florist prices are some of the highest all year! Here’s how to take a winter palette and create a special floral arrangement that looks great but won’t dent your wallet! Take a grocery store bouquet plus some greens from the yard and transform them!
Save money! You can make somethings as beautiful as a florist for less!
ENTER TO WIN AN AMARYLLIS BULB FROM LONGFIELD GARDENS! JUST LEAVE A COMMENT! EASY-PEASY! DRAWING AND WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT TO BE HELD ON VALENTINE’S DAY, FEBRUARY 14th, 2015 * Contest won by Martha Franks of Georgia!
Win a beautiful Amaryllis bulb from Longfield Gardens! Enter by leaving a comment in the comment section below! Good Luck!