Purchasing plants from a local garden center is a great choice. Gardeners can talk to experts about plant care and tips, and there’s often a wide variety of plants, flowers, and outdoor accessories. In this video, viewers can see recommendations for the best flowers and plants to buy for special occasions like Valentine’s Day.
Plants are a potentially permanent gift. They might need re-potting as they grow, or even moving into the garden.
But, with the right care, they can last for weeks, months, or even years.
One striking plant to purchase is anthurium. Also called laceleaf, this member of the arum family has stunning, heart-shaped leaves and a prominent yellow spike. This makes a beautiful gift for a friend or loved one.
Succulents are a great choice for anyone who loves plants but doesn’t have a green thumb! They’re very easy to look after, requiring minimal watering. Both succulents and cacti have a “set it and forget it” energy, helping spruce up a home with minimal maintenance required.
Hydrangeas are another common garden center choice. They come as cut blooms or potted plants, and the latter requires minimal care. Like many container plants, they simply need light, water, and an occasional treatment of fertilizer.