Valentine’s Day 2024
Valentine’s Day has always been a high holy day for me. For some reason, I’ve looked forward to it since I was a child, buying all kinds of cards and annually baking all kinds of red desserts for my kids. So, of course, I chose red roses for my new crepe de chine shawl-26” x72”. Carmen is a sultry wrap for an evening out. I have one in stock.
Red happens to be my favorite color. What’s yours? People say your chosen color paints a certain picture of the person behind the color. I agree with SOME of it.Valentine’s Day is an opportunity to show love. It should begin with how you love yourself- always a good place to start per Oprah.Love for another person, your special pet, things, life in general. It’s funny how tokens of our love have been so reduced to buying chocolates, lingerie, roses, jewelry, or a night out. How do I choose this year? I’m not sure…
I’ve captured some links to share as you ponder the question this year.
I always find something new in reading about the History of Valentine’s Day. What are your Valentine traditions? When we redid our home we gravitated to a retro look in colors and style. We chose stainless for our appliances. I’m not sure I would do that next time. Keeping them clean is a bear. How about a stand out color on your refrigerator?
Why not pick red to warm a few rooms? Red will do it. Architectural Digest is always a great source of inspiration for me. At the end of this year’s Valentine’s I hope we can come a little closer to loving the person we are and finding new ways to share that with others. That’s my plan!
It’s Almost Pruning Time Again!
Before I forget. Believe it or not. It’s just about time to prune -late winter. Bushes and trees like standard hibiscus, hydrangea,( prune back stems just above a fat bud) boxwoods ( wait just until the threat of snow is past in order to get it done just before spring flush.) Beautyberry bushes (down to the ground) and some of my fastest growers-the Japanese Willows. Pruning timing is important to consider in order to get the best color.