There is nothing more symbolic of love than the rose. A yellow rose can signify friendship, a yellow rose with red tips can signify friendship turning to love, a white rose can signify marriage and a red rose is known around the world as a symbol of love and passion. The ancient Greeks, Romans and Egyptians identified the rose with the Goddess of love, including Aphrodite, Venus and Isis. The rose was also used in ancient games, rituals and potions to determine whom a maiden would marry or to seduce a potential suitor.
For many gardeners February isn’t just a time to celebrate love for their significant other but a time to celebrate their love of gardening as well. The garden starts to show the tiniest bit of life, seed catalogues are coming in and seeds are being started indoors. Forget the traditional rose bouquet and box of chocolates and show your lovable gardener you care with these creative garden-themed Valentine’s Day ideas.