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Although this could very well be a picture of me finding a new treasure at a favorite nursery, it's actually an illustration by David Catrow for a children's book called Plantzilla.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Flowers for My Blog Valentines!

Twelve Ikebana arrangements, to be exact,  from a show by Ikebana International Seattle Chapter (website here.) at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show.  I am totally ignorant of the rules and art of Ikebana but I find the arrangements lovely. 



I hope you will be getting real flowers as well to celebrate the day!

 


Perhaps you've made special arrangements to celebrate those you love!

Whether your day brings romantic fireworks


or the joy of good friends and family,

I hope that you feel loved,

special

and content!


Thanks to all of you, my blog valentines, for checking in with me daily or maybe once in a while. 

You've made me feel not so alone in my plant addiction!  Here's a big hug for all of you!
Happy Valentine's Day All!

30 comments:

  1. Happy Valentine's Day, Peter! What a lovely post, and a wonderful wish for all your readers. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks, Alison. Hope you have a great weekend too!

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  2. Very creative indeed.... Happy Valentine Day..

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  3. These are beautiful! Thank you for sharing, and I hope you have a good Valentines day too.

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  4. This is a lovely idea for a post. Happy Valentine's Day and big hug right back at you.

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  5. Beautiful arrangements along with your special wishes make a nice way to start this day.

    Thank you and enjoy!

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    1. Hope you have the best Valentine's Day ever!

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  6. Happy Valentines Day to you! While I'm not much of a V-day celebrator I am pretty excited about the New Orleans chili chocolate cupid left for me this morning...

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  7. Peter, thank you! Have a great day and know that your notes and wishes are greatly appreciated!

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    1. Hope your have a splendid day too my friend!

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  8. Lovely flowers and words Peter! Wishing you both a fab Valentines day!

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    1. Thanks gentlemen! Looking forward to meeting you this summer!

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  9. I claim the Stargazer lilies in the plain container. Thank you for thinking of us all and Happy Valentine's Day, Peter. If you were here we would give you Kit Kat bars.

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    1. It's yours! I'm sorry you won't be coming to the Garden Bloggers' Fling this summer because I'd hold you to that Kit Kat offer!

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  10. Ikebana is a good reminder of the beauty of simplicity (and a healthy dose of creativity). Happy Valentine's Day to you too, Peter! I enjoy all your posts.

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    1. Thanks Kris, I hope your V. Day was the best ever!

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  11. What beautiful arrangements! Very out of of the ordinary. Happy Valentine's Day :)

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  12. Judy got home from a business trip tonight and I forgot to get her anything. She brought me a paperback mystery she got at the airport. But we're doing a delayed Valentine's Day by going to a nice restaurant on Sunday.

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  13. Again, thanks for showing me the show. We always enjoy the Ikebana too. And yes there were flowers and family today, a good Valentines Day.

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    1. Good if painful. Glad you have loved ones close at hand to help you through your healing.

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  14. I love the way Ikebana makes dramatic statements with sparse material. You make some pretty nice statements yourself: hugs back atcha.

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  15. This is a wonderful post. I'm so glad you blog!

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    1. Me too, because that's how I got to meet you!

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