let the love grow

Personalised Crate - Small Wedding Gift by Plantabox

The country girl in me loves that we’re now in March as it means spring is just around the corner. Warmer-ish weather, longer days, flowers and buds beginning to bloom (for my upcoming birthday!) all bring a brighter and fresh take to 2012.

All my fellow garden lovers, and even those who aren’t as green fingered, will love the option of being able to give their friends and family a gift that will continue to grow. Whether it’s a packet of seeds used as a wedding favour, a blushing bouquet for your bridesmaids or a tree hand-picked from a wedding gift list, each are an environmental, nature friendly gift you’ll love to give.

'All Things Grow With Love' Rosebud Sign by Nosy Rosie Designs

favours

An eco-friendly and budget savvy favour option is plant seeds. Either go to your local garden centre and hand-pick a selection of your favourite flower seeds, from poppies to snow drops, or opt for a ready-made packet with a stylish, wedding touch.

Featured products: Grow Me Gift Box – Four Designs by Lilac Coast, Plantable Scatter Blooms by Plant a Bloomer, ‘Let The Love Grow’ Seed Packet Favour by Wedding in a Teacup and Wedding Favour sunflower seeds pack of five by cherrygorgeous.

bouquets

Everyone loves to receive a bunch of flowers, whether it is a bridesmaids’ bouquet, a display bucket of blooms for table decorations or a thank you gift to your wedding party for helping to create your perfect day. With so many different flowers to choose from you’ll be able to give each person a selection they will truly adore. My favourite are white anemones – just for a heads up!

Featured products: Buckets Of Love by The Flower Room, Vintage Style Country Garden Bouquet by The Flower Studio, Florence Bouquet by Tineke Floral Designs and My Fair Lady Spring Scented Bouquet by The Traditional Flower Company.

trees

Rather than sticking to home ware items for your wedding gift list, why not include some lovely plants and trees to add to your newlywed garden? Whatever you receive and plant will then symbolise your wedding and how much your love grows through each day and anniversary.

Featured products: Mediterranean Plan Collection by The Gluttonous Gardener Viburnum Tinus Standard by Trees Direct, Lemon Tree Gift by Tree2mydoor and Blueberry Plants – Grow Your Own Blueberry by Giftaplant.

So let the love grow by giving flower and plant gifts this season whatever the occasion. They may need a little bit of care but anything that’s worth loving takes time. You’ve even got a helping hand with the sun peeking out from behind the clouds today, just what the weather man ordered…

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