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Bee my valentine!

 

Valentine's day. A day of romantic expression, chocolates, cards and FLOWERS! While we of course encourage you to give wildflowers this year, there is more to this day than meets the eye. Here are 3 things that you may not know about Valentine's day - it might just give the celebration a bit of extra meaning this year!

             Give wildflowers this Valentine's Day

1. Saint Valentine is today associated with romantic love. The first written record of this association appears in Chaucer's work 'Parlement of Foules' (Parliament of fowls/birds) from 1382. In it Chaucer says: "For this was on St. Valentine's Day, when every bird cometh there to choose his mate." While there is much debate around the meaning of these two lines, we do like to think that the romantic gestures we now conduct on Valentine's Day stem from an observation of birds!

2. Saint Valentine is also the patron saint of beekeepers (among a few other things)! Love and bees in one happy mix!

3. A Slovenian proverb states that "Saint Valentine brings the keys of roots". We know from your photos and comments that some flowers have already started to make an appearance, but once the frosts are over it's a great time to start scattering Seedballs and unlock the wildflowers!

We hope your Valentine's day is filled with birds and bees and flowers too!

 


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Bee my valentine!

 

Valentine's day. A day of romantic expression, chocolates, cards and FLOWERS! While we of course encourage you to give wildflowers this year, there is more to this day than meets the eye. Here are 3 things that you may not know about Valentine's day - it might just give the celebration a bit of extra meaning this year!

             Give wildflowers this Valentine's Day

1. Saint Valentine is today associated with romantic love. The first written record of this association appears in Chaucer's work 'Parlement of Foules' (Parliament of fowls/birds) from 1382. In it Chaucer says: "For this was on St. Valentine's Day, when every bird cometh there to choose his mate." While there is much debate around the meaning of these two lines, we do like to think that the romantic gestures we now conduct on Valentine's Day stem from an observation of birds!

2. Saint Valentine is also the patron saint of beekeepers (among a few other things)! Love and bees in one happy mix!

3. A Slovenian proverb states that "Saint Valentine brings the keys of roots". We know from your photos and comments that some flowers have already started to make an appearance, but once the frosts are over it's a great time to start scattering Seedballs and unlock the wildflowers!

We hope your Valentine's day is filled with birds and bees and flowers too!

 


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