Chocolates last about a day; roses, a week. So what's the best way to commemorate everlasting love? We'll take a nod from our tiny, oft-neglected garden where the only plants to survive–let alone flourish–are our lovely succulents. These things are hearty, and a good way to convey to a loved one that you're in it for the long haul.
That's why we're loving Flora Grubb's selection of Valentine's bouquets from their new floral design venture, the Cutting Garden. Not only are their arrangements gorgeous, they're all made from a mix of seasonal and locally grown flowers and drought-friendly plants (yup, no giant carbon footprint for these buds). Plus, when you're done with the bouquet you can replant the succulents, so the gift can keep giving.
Valentine's arrangements can be found on the Flora Grubb site, and are available for delivery in SF or by in-store pickup through this week. But while you're online, make sure to check out the new web store which offers a selection of the beautiful products you've come to expect from the Bayview-based shop, including gift-worthy items like our personal favorite, the DiY vertical garden kits. Happily, everything from the 'gift' section of the store will ship nationwide and make it for the big day if purchased by February 10th. Lovely!