Every year, my heart starts doing flips mid-January in anticipation of the biggest floral holiday of the year, Valentine’s Day.  There is just no other way to describe the holiday from a florist’s point of view other than chaos.  However, it’s a beautiful chaos.  The shop is fills up with so much glorious beauty and it’s timing is perfect- just when we need respite from the long winter days.  I love to see beautiful flowers start to show up from our local farms, markets and wholesalers this time of year.  It’s a breath of fresh air and such anticipation of the upcoming spring days fills our hearts.  Even when I’m slinging bouquets and on my feet for 12-14 hours straight, I cannot help but melt when I see the sweetness of Valentine blooms.

This is the Superbowl of flower giving and I love how the Language of Flowers comes in to play so heavily during Valentine’s Day.  There are so many flowers, plants and herbs that have appropriate sentiments for giving beautiful gifts of Posies!

th Ranunculus; charming in attractions, rich in affections

How perfect is that?  What a sweet and diverse flower!  We use Ranunculus in both sweet Posies–one that you could give your daughter, mother or friend, and a passionate Posy-one that you could give to a lover, partner or secret crush 🙂


An aerial view of the Simplement l’amour Posy.  This Posy is a passionate Posy and includes Rananculus to mean radiant with charms, and rich with affection both, as well as Myrtle for love and passion and Oregano for joy and happiness.  

th-1 Sweet Pea for delicate pleasures  92c60e5ca8e3e945707a8e287a73799e  and Tulips for Pink- love, Red- declaration of ardent love are perfect tokens of deeper affections and bonds of love between lovers. ooo-la la!


It’s easy for our customers to engage in the Language of Flowers when there are so many flowers to choose from that have beautiful sentiments such as these and many more.  We are looking forward to seeing our regular customers again this year who come searching for their favorite tokens of love. Happy Valentine’s Day to you all!

And remember, we’re here to help you win hearts at Bonny Doon Garden Company.  Shop online or in our store located inside New Leaf Market on the Westside of Santa Cruz.


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