Each year on Valentine’s Day, people across the country exchange gifts and give flowers, candy, and cards. If Valentine’s Day was in May or June, we could easily fill the house with mountains of fresh cut flowers. But it is not. So what can we do to make up for the lack of fresh flowers in February? We can but flowers from the gift shop, or fill the house with colorful photos of flowers. With the advent of smartphones, anyone can easily take beautiful photos for their house.
A good way to make the house into a flower filled showroom, would be to go to your local garden center, arboretum, or botanical garden when flowers are at their peak bloom time and photograph them for another day. There are many place to get photos printed, or you can even print them at home. When February 14th rolls around, take out your flower photos and spread them around the house as a wonderful surprise for your significant other.
If you are having trouble finding flowers to photograph, come to Grimm’s and see Jeryl’s Garden, the arboretum and orchards, or just meander through the nursery. There are thousands of flowers to photograph from April to November at Grimm’s Gardens, “Where Beautiful Lawns & Landscapes Begin.”
Below are some examples of photographs that could be used as snapshots of color around the house for Valentine’s Day.