Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Plants for Valentine's Day 2013

This SeedChat night we talked about plants and seeds you can give for Valentine's Day that mean love and remembrance.

    I'm waiting for the chocolate Easter bunnies. I bought Ears one year. Never saw them again.#seedchat -9:04 PM Feb 6th, 2013
   RT   -Clearance chocolate is some of the best. !! Yes#seedchat -9:03 PM Feb 6th, 2013
      -Sure thing! That's my story and I'm sticking to it. #seedchat -9:03 PM Feb 6th, 2013
   RT : There's a nice page on meanings of flowers at http://t.co/Y63iuF03 #seedchat -9:03 PM Feb 6th, 2013
      Half-price means it has half the calories, right? #seedchat -9:03 PM Feb 6th, 2013
   There's a nice page on meanings of flowers athttp://t.co/Y63iuF03 #seedchat -9:03 PM Feb 6th, 2013
      -Clearance chocolate is some of the best. #seedchat -9:02 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    Recently got the orchid bug. Like I needed another plant obsession. #seedchat -9:02 PM Feb 6th, 2013
   ciao #seedchat -9:02 PM Feb 6th, 2013
     I love Valentine's Day because of the 75% off candy the next day. But that's about it.#seedchat -9:02 PM Feb 6th, 2013
   Night. #seedchat -9:02 PM Feb 6th, 2013
     aka Nigella:http://t.co/GAdcrb9G #seedchat -9:02 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    You, too. #SeedChat -9:01 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    Bought myself 2 orchids a couple weeks ago :-) If I get 2 landscape this year, I'll be buying lots of plants#seedchat -9:01 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    if you're single you can get more than one present #seedchat -9:01 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    nigella. I've seen that. It's okay.#seedchat -9:01 PM Feb 6th, 2013
   Have a great week, everyone. Thanks for joining us.#SeedChat -9:01 PM Feb 6th, 2013




 Gotta go! Thanks for all the interesting love info tonight. #seedchat -9:01 PM Feb 6th, 2013
   Gotta run guys - dinner time. Nice chatting with you all!#seedchat -9:00 PM Feb 6th, 2013
   heart-shaped philodendrons #seedchat -9:00 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    Not familiar. Will look up. #seedchat-9:00 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    Buy yourself a nice plant. #seedchat -9:00 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    personally I don't have time to deal w a relationship right now, so not really worried about it :-) #seedchat-8:59 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    I'll give seeds for Valentine's Day, but not like candy or cards. Although, will give some to our kids this year. #seedchat -8:59 PM Feb 6th, 2013
     It really is! And reseeds itself readily. #seedchat -8:58 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    I'm happy & single ... don't be sad #seedchat-8:58 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    try growing "love in a mist" it's easy and really pretty. #seedchat -8:58 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    I'm sad & single, so, no. #seedchat -8:57 PM Feb 6th, 2013
   RT  You know its true love when they start buying you dirt! < absolutely!#seedchat -8:57 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    Me too, although they really aren't hardy here. #seedchat -8:57 PM Feb 6th, 2013
   #SeedChat None of my "love" plants are from-seed plants. Need to think on that some more. -8:57 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    -We don't. Never really have.#seedchat -8:57 PM Feb 6th, 2013
   #SeedChat Maybe next year we can find seed pods that are shaped-like hearts? Example: http://t.co/RUuFDTzE -8:57 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    oh yesSss! gardenias #seedchat -8:56 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    You know it's true love when they start buying you dirt! #seedchat -8:56 PM Feb 6th, 2013
   I didn't know that. Hmmm. Good to know, thanks! RT : Gardenias mean secret love, a potted gardenia in bloom is a nice gift. #seedchat -8:56 PM Feb 6th, 2013
   RT   I used to grow lavender roses sounds pretty + could look really interesting beside black roses #seedchat -8:56 PM Feb 6th, 2013
   Do people give a lot of v day presents? I just give to my hubby, and he doesn't garden. He just eats what I grow. &buys me dirt. #seedchat -8:56 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    I have a weakness for gardenias.#seedchat -8:56 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    I like the peace lily gift plant. Of all the supermarket gift plants it is usually the strongest. #SeedChat -8:56 PM Feb 6th, 2013
   Gardenias mean secret love, a potted gardenia in bloom is a nice gift. #seedchat -8:56 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    Wow! Where did the time go?#seedchat -8:55 PM Feb 6th, 2013
   Alright, only a few minutes, left. Feel free to keep tossing out "love" plant suggestions or intro a new topic/question.#SeedChat -8:54 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    They have gotten some dark dark reds and blues, but not a true black still. #seedchat -8:54 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    I know what you mean but if they can make a blue tomato maybe we could put our order in for a black rose #seedchat -8:54 PM Feb 6th, 2013
   As a former Louisianan, I have Mardi Gras on my mind more than Valentine's. #seedchat -8:54 PM Feb 6th, 2013
   There are some nice onesl. RT  I love the David Austin English roses. #seedchat-8:53 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    Do you have a named variety you suggest? Ones I've seen in person never looked black enough for my tastes. #seedchat -8:53 PM Feb 6th, 2013
     I used to grow lavender roses#seedchat -8:53 PM Feb 6th, 2013
   RT  "VD-themed" sounds like I might not want to go. #seedchat -8:53 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    Good point. My local thrift is swimming in heart-shaped junk right now that could be used to gift seeds. #seedchat -8:52 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    Me either. I just remembered seeing some today and wondering how long it would actually live once it's bought. #seedchat -8:52 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    black & blue roses heheh there are some that are so burgundy they're almost black #seedchat -8:52 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    "VD-themed" sounds like I might not want to go. #seedchat -8:52 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    Also, if you're a thrify shopper, you can usually find heart-shaped tins like that at Goodwill. #seedchat-8:51 PM Feb 6th, 2013
     I love the David Austin English roses. #seedchat -8:50 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    I don't really care about roses one way or the other. I've never gotten that bug. Maybe when they make a blue/black rose #seedchat -8:50 PM Feb 6th, 2013
   RT #SeedChat FYI: Seed Library is hosting a VD-themed seed giveaway http://t.co/kQvyI0JL -8:50 PM Feb 6th, 2013
   #SeedChat FYI: Seed Library is hosting a VD-themed seed giveaway http://t.co/kQvyI0JL -8:50 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    I don't like forced flowers or shrubs. They can take years to get back on schedule. #seedchat -8:50 PM Feb 6th, 2013
   Here's last year's VDay post I mentionedhttp://t.co/QeG7b9cc Plus you get to eat the chocolates.#SeedChat -8:49 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    to go with the chocolate cookies that opened the show earlier #seedchat -8:49 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    You're not a rose fan? I love the fragrance. Aramaryllis are still blooming. #seedchat -8:49 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    Me too. There are some hardy ones now, I'd like one, too. #seedchat -8:49 PM Feb 6th, 2013
   Last year I got a mini rose plant in a pot- its alive & well (dormant now) in my garden. Plants are great. #seedchat-8:48 PM Feb 6th, 2013
   RT : A4: A heart-shaped bucket or tin? A wooden box with a heart cut out of the side? A red bucket?#seedchat -8:48 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    That's a nice idea. #seedchat -8:48 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    -Q4: A bouquet of seed packets (digging into 's idea a little more) wrapped to look like a flower bloom. #seedchat -8:48 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    There are the Belgian greenhouse azaleas. I think they are all forced. #seedchat -8:47 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    Oh, I love camellias. Looking for a pink one that will be hardy here. #seedchat -8:47 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    Anything can be forced. Azaleas are big part of the winter flower shows at the conservatories here.#seedchat -8:47 PM Feb 6th, 2013
     Or a peony! #seedchat-8:47 PM Feb 6th, 2013
   candied flower petals #seedchat -8:47 PM Feb 6th, 2013
     Lots of blooming azaleas in the stores for V-Day around here. I'm assuming they're forced.#seedchat -8:47 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    Even a pink or red amaryllis would be a cooler option than roses. Everyone gets roses. Give me an azalea or amaryllis. #seedchat -8:46 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    Azalea's are not in bloom here until April. Can they be forced? #seedchat -8:46 PM Feb 6th, 2013
   A3 Camellia means steadfast love. I'd like one to add to my garden. I think a living plant is a nicer gift than cut flowers.#seedchat -8:46 PM Feb 6th, 2013
   A4: A heart-shaped bucket or tin? A wooden box with a heart cut out of the side? A red bucket? #seedchat -8:46 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    -I agree! #seedchat -8:44 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    And a much better selection. #seedchat -8:44 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    And if you're creative you can make heart-shaped seed bombs: http://t.co/0FWcDgPT #seedchat -8:44 PM Feb 6th, 2013
   A3 Azalea can also mean love or romance, I wouldn't mind a pretty pink azalea for V-Day. #seedchat -8:44 PM Feb 6th, 2013
   Q4: Last year I did a blog post on using box of chocolates to give seeds for Valentine's Day. Any creative packaging ideas? #SeedChat -8:44 PM Feb 6th, 2013
   Chocolate cherry tomatoes- grew them one year. Chocolate for v day. #seedchat -8:43 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    Plus they last way longer than crappy cut flowers #seedchat -8:43 PM Feb 6th, 2013
   A3: There's a small carrot some seed sellers call 'Round Romeo.' Tastes good, and grows well in containers.#SeedChat -8:43 PM Feb 6th, 2013
   Oh do, please do! :If I ever get to name a plant it'll be called, "Restraining Orders Can't Make Me Stop Loving You." #SeedChat -8:42 PM Feb 6th, 2013
   Just stopping by to say hi #seedchat. Can't follow much this week; will be sure to stay next. -8:42 PM Feb 6th, 2013
   #seedchat I think Valentines Day is a great time to give somebody seeds. It is time to get those seeds started. -8:41 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    Yeah, that counts. #seedchat-8:41 PM Feb 6th, 2013
   A3 Acacia tree can mean chaste love. #seedchat -8:41 PM Feb 6th, 2013
   Weren't tomatoes called love apples? #seedchat-8:41 PM Feb 6th, 2013
   A3: Do "hearts" count? Because I love Oxheart tomatoes. Not very romantic though, unless you're a lady oxen(?)#SeedChat -8:40 PM Feb 6th, 2013
   Q3: there's a tomato called Frühe Liebe, and I believe that's early love in German, isn't it? #seedchat -8:40 PM Feb 6th, 2013
   Love roses. RT : Yup, and it's an herb. RT: A1 Rose also means Love #seedchat -8:39 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    Q3: Can't think of any. I've been known to cry when the squirrels get my tomatoes. That probably doesn't count, though. #seedchat -8:38 PM Feb 6th, 2013
   have to make a phone call - love to you all!#seedchat -8:38 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    Who doesn't? #seedchat -8:38 PM Feb 6th, 2013
   My husband gets pretty choked up when the 1st tomatoes get ripe... #seedchat -8:38 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    Very true. You're a philosopher tonight!#seedchat -8:37 PM Feb 6th, 2013
   Tulips can mean perfect love. #seedchat -8:37 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    Gotta go with the Heart of Compassion tomato. #seedchat -8:37 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    But love sometimes is. #SeedChat -8:37 PM Feb 6th, 2013
   Q3: What about veggies, perennials and tree names inspired by love? #SeedChat -8:36 PM Feb 6th, 2013
   A2: What about a passion flower? #seedchat -8:36 PM Feb 6th, 2013
   #seedchat hello, everyone. Technical challenges. -8:36 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    Bit of a bummer though, don't you think? #seedchat -8:35 PM Feb 6th, 2013
     -Me, too. #seedchat -8:35 PM Feb 6th, 2013
   #seedchat What about purple hearts? They grow like crazy around these parts. -8:34 PM Feb 6th, 2013
   There's a Cardiocrinum called Love in a Puff, not to mention Cardiocrinum must have something to do with hearts. #seedchat-8:34 PM Feb 6th, 2013
     I really like the name "Love Lies Bleeding." #seedchat -8:34 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    Hey, I'd be pretty stoked to get tomato seeds for Valentine's Day. #seedchat -8:34 PM Feb 6th, 2013
   There's Bleeding Hearts and String of Hearts #seedchat -8:33 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    Haha, way too sad sounding! "Here honey, my love lies bleeding for you". Sad or creepy. #seedchat-8:33 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    A2: "Exotic Love Vine" (Mina lobata) although, so call it Spanish Flag. #seedchat -8:32 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    needed a good diuretic - tnx love#seedchat -8:32 PM Feb 6th, 2013
   #SeedChat dont forget "pomme d'amour" -8:31 PM Feb 6th, 2013
   A2 forget-me-not #seedchat -8:31 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    Q2: Love Lies Bleeding amaranth? Or is that too sad sounding? #seedchat It's a beautiful plant. -8:31 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    -Glad to hear. #seedchat -8:31 PM Feb 6th, 2013
   Q2: Favorite annuals, tropicals, and vines that mean love or have romantic names? #SeedChat -8:31 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    That would not get far with me, I have enough dandelions. #seedchat -8:30 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    You say lavender & yarrow = everlasting love. Ive got both in my yard & I've been married a long time... #seedchat -8:29 PM Feb 6th, 2013
   Hi #seedchat! Sorry I'm late. -8:29 PM Feb 6th, 2013
   here honey- a pack of dandelion seeds to show how much you mean to me....??? #seedchat -8:29 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    I just planted rosemary seeds in aerogarden + I can see a green thing coming up - fingers crossed Kudos cookie love #seedchat -8:29 PM Feb 6th, 2013
   Yup, and it's an herb. RT : A1 Rose also means Love #seedchat -8:28 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    Hey Isaac...I'm not participating in#seedchat tonight - but thought I'd tell you - Yes! I have! The whole list is on my blog -8:28 PM Feb 6th, 2013
   A1 Rose also means Love #seedchat -8:28 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    We're having a themed-chat this week. The topic is plants/flowers/seeds that mean love that you can give for VDay. #SeedChat -8:27 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    Q1: We should include herbs like violets, mustard, & dandelions, that mean fidelity. You can't have one w/out the other #seedchat -8:26 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    outdoors or in? #seedchat -8:26 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    We have a huge (6' wide) rosemary that layers itself continually, so we always have new plants. #seedchat-8:25 PM Feb 6th, 2013
   Started any seeds yet? #SeedChat *crickets* lol-8:25 PM Feb 6th, 2013
   I hear it's very difficult to grow rosemary from seed- cuttings are better #seedchat -8:23 PM Feb 6th, 2013
   RT  Also not an herb, but let's not forget passion flowers! #seedchat -8:23 PM Feb 6th, 2013
   RT : A1 - so far I think the heart shaped chocolate no bake cookies would get the most points...<sounds good to me #seedchat -8:23 PM Feb 6th, 2013
      I planted all my herbs near the door. Rosemary is closest,#seedchat -8:22 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    Also not an herb, but let's not forget passion flowers! #seedchat -8:22 PM Feb 6th, 2013
      Welcome to #SeedChat -8:22 PM Feb 6th, 2013
   A1 - so far I think the heart shaped chocolate no bake cookies would get the most points... #seedchat -8:22 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    I need to plant some rosemary then :-)#seedchat -8:22 PM Feb 6th, 2013
     A1. Yea, I'm thinking French Perfume lavender. #seedchat Better than real perfume, imo. -8:21 PM Feb 6th, 2013
     Apropos of nada, I read once that rosemary by the door means woman is in charge of the house. #seedchat -8:21 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    I love Nigella. There's also Mina lobata, sometimes called exotic love vine #seedchat -8:21 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    Q1: In the "language of love" fennel is suppose to mean flattery, yarrow & lavender=everlasting love.#SeedChat -8:20 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    One of my favorites. Takes over the garden in the rainy season here. So pretty! #seedchat -8:19 PM Feb 6th, 2013
   Rosemary in a heart shaped topiary is nice.#seedchat -8:19 PM Feb 6th, 2013
   Q1: Totally not an herb, but there's love-in-a-mist, which is a relative of the other nigella that IS a spice. Does that count? ;) #seedchat -8:19 PM Feb 6th, 2013
   A1 Rosemary for remembrance #seedchat -8:18 PM Feb 6th, 2013
   A1 - chocolate heart shaped no bake cookies#seedchat -8:18 PM Feb 6th, 2013
   remembering rosemary #seedchat -8:18 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    A1. Well, there's always lovage.#seedchat -8:17 PM Feb 6th, 2013
   g'evening everyone #seedchat -8:17 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    Tis true. In a previous life I worked for someone who insisted I use a hashtag that was clearly something very diff. #seedchat -8:16 PM Feb 6th, 2013
   Alright, let's do this. Q1: Favorite herb for a V Day-themed gift that means love or remembrance, or have love in the name? #SeedChat -8:16 PM Feb 6th, 2013
   RT : Did any of you notice some TV show was muscling in on the #SeedChat hashtag for their show about, um, a "seed" donor this week? -8:15 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    I thought so too. Apparently, to be a social media manager you don't need to know how to search social media. #seedchat -8:15 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    That's odd, you think they would check on that before they chose a hash tag. #seedchat -8:14 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    Screw them, I say we hoard it, and snatch up a bunch of other ones so NOBODY else can have them ;)#seedchat -8:13 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    I think the show/TV station is Canadian because I hadn't heard of it until they started spamming the stream. #seedchat -8:13 PM Feb 6th, 2013
   Talking seeds- I've saved some Lakota winter squash seeds I'd be happy to share. They're pretty & taste great.#seedchat -8:13 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    Maybe we should sell the .com and the Twitter account since so many people keep trying to steal & and start over. #seedchat -8:12 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    DM me your new mailing address when you get a chance so I can get those seeds back to you. #seedchat -8:12 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    Thank you! I can't wait to get more flowers for the beneficial pollinators. #SeedChat -8:12 PM Feb 6th, 2013
   Hey friends! Less drama here this week for a change. Hope things are well with y'all. #seedchat -8:11 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    FYI: your foxgloves went out this week, enjoy. #seedchat -8:10 PM Feb 6th, 2013
   RT : Love sitting down with a hot bevy and seed catalogues. Just wondering what your favs are?#seedchat #seeds #catalogues -8:10 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    I saw that. All the people want to steal our hashtag #seedchat -8:10 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    Didn't see that. #seedchat -8:10 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    I saw that. #seedchat -8:09 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    I mean, unless it's to complain that it's not cold enough. But no one wants to hear that.#seedchat -8:09 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    I saw it. :\ #seedchat -8:09 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    Thanks. I appreciate it. Looking forward to growing them. I start my tomatoes by March- indoors of course.#seedchat -8:09 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    Haha, right? #SeedChat -8:09 PM Feb 6th, 2013
   Did any of you notice some TV show was muscling in on the #SeedChat hashtag for their show about, um, a "seed" donor this week? -8:08 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    they're in the mail! Should be reaching you shortly I think #seedchat -8:07 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    *missed* #seedchat -8:07 PM Feb 6th, 2013
     nice to see both of y'all.#seedchat -8:07 PM Feb 6th, 2013
   I have a bit of a sore throat. Hoping it's just from dry air. Can't get sick with all the pre-garden clean up to do this weekend. #seedchat -8:07 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    We're having the same thing in Ohio, 1 week can go from teens to high 40s. #seedchat -8:07 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    yay! Glad you could make it this week!#seedchat -8:06 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    talking seeds always makes it better#seedchat -8:06 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    I've mised it as well, but for different reasons. #seedchat -8:06 PM Feb 6th, 2013
   Im getting tired of roller coaster weathet- 60s this week, snow by Saturday. #seedchat -8:05 PM Feb 6th, 2013
   I made it! I've missed #seedchat too many times lately. Been busy #seedchat -8:05 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    not as fun as a few hours ago - it's mostly worn off now I think! #seedchat -8:05 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    That and maybe some chocolate. Or wine. Or both. #seedchat -8:04 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    Not too bad. Certainly can't complain about the weather in Northern California. #seedchat -8:03 PM Feb 6th, 2013
   Hello, #seedchat ! I didn't forget you. -8:03 PM Feb 6th, 2013
   Hello #seedchat going to snow again here trimming leeks here -8:02 PM Feb 6th, 2013
    Hahah, this could be fun. #seedchat -8:02 PM Feb 6th, 2013
   I'm actually on time! Bad day today, talking seeds is bound to make it better. #seedchat -8:02 PM Feb 6th, 2013
   Hey chatters. I'm still a little woozy from meds the dentist gave me, so excuse any typos. #seedchat -8:01 PM Feb 6th, 2013
   Hi! #SeedChat -8:00 PM Feb 6th, 2013
   Hello, #SeedChat peeps. How's your week going? -8:00 PM Feb 6th, 2013
   It's 8pm. Welcome to #SeedChat Bring your recommendations for seeds and plants to give for Valentine's Day. -8:00 PM Feb 6th, 2013

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