During Valentine’s Day, it is inevitable that we get imported roses or give store-bought ones from a florist or a grocery store. Of course, it will be greatly appreciated but do you know what your loved ones would appreciate more? If you get the ones that you’ve put your hard work and heart into. Something that no amount of money can top and no store can parallel. The best way to say “I love you” in Valentine’s Day is to say it with flowers that you’ve grown yourselves.


With all the people in the world exchanging flowers, give yourself a challenge and start growing your own flowers and plants in your own backyard. Not only does it gives you a beautifully organized, fragrant and clean backyard, it also gives you unlimited supply of flowers you can use all year round. The flowers and plants can be a very meaningful gift for any occasion. We could delve into the language and meaning of the flowers like love, ardor, remembrance, peace among others.

Or if the words are just not enough, just put them in a beautiful vase, arrange them a little bit and let them speak for themselves. Never be unprepared for any occasion and start foraying your flower beds in the backyard. These flowers and plants below are perfect not only for Valentine’s Day but for all occasions!

  • Rosemary

Although more famously known as an herb for cooking, it can actually bloom bright blue flowers. It has a beautiful evergreen shrub with needle-like leaves. Not only does it have a distinct fragrance, it also looks beautiful. It can be useful in the kitchen and for display, too! The flowers of evergreen rosemary grows through spring and summer and it gives the air around you a very nice piney fragrance.

  • Arum

It has an alabaster foliage that will look good with snowdrops. And then from white flowers, it grows into shadowy red fruits: striking red berries. It usually blooms in spring.

  • Hazel (Corylus Avellana)

It has a shiny brown bark and it tends to shreds away usually in horizontal direction. Its twigs are covered in what looks like short hairs. Its leaves are roundish and has serrated edges. It also grows nuts! Not only can you use this plant for flower arrangements because it looks pretty, you can also eat its fruit!

  • Winter-Flowering Honeysuckle (Lonicera Fragrantissima)

It has fragrant cream flowers that grow on bare branches. It is very easy to grow using seeds. It can be planted in a flower bed near your front door because then when the flowers fade, the berries it grows can easily be picked.

  • Pussy Willow Catkins (Salix Gracilistyla)

This flower is a favorite flower every Chinese New Year because it means prosperity and happiness. It looks very beautiful, too!

  • Cherry Plum (Prunus Cerasifera

It has bare dark branches and delicate palest pink flowers grow on them. It can bear cherry plums have fruits, foliage, and flowers in a variety of colors. Its fruit can be eaten fresh when it sweet, but if it’s sour, it can be turned into a jam.

If you need help in prepping your backyard and you would need to clear out some areas with trees, you’re going to need tree service.

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