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As Valentine’s Day approaches, your significant other may be dropping hints as to what you would rather enjoy instead of the typical teddy bear and dozen roses. Combine a love of gardening with a love for thoughtful gifts, and we came up with 12 garden-inspired gifts sure to make your heart flutter and perhaps even entice you to forward this wish list on to your Valentine.
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In fashion models and roses alike, British photographer David Sims finds beauty in imperfection. His book features floral portraits with flaws. Sepia-tinged leaves, wrinkled petals, splayed anthers and dehiscent stamens—like the disheveled models, were it not for their imperfections, the rose portraits would not be nearly as memorable.
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The Marshall strawberry: A bit of horticulture history that would make a great gift! Once abundant in the Pacific Northwest and praised as "the finest eating strawberry in America," the Marshall strawberry is today very rare. Now an artist in Indiana has begun an effort to revive the berry, offering starter plants in hand-sewn containers.  
This season, we’re celebrating the spirit of the front porch- the face of the home, the space of welcoming beloved neighbors, friends, and family. With this in mind, we’ve collected ten of the most gift-worthy items of the season, sure to lead to long evenings spent on the porch swing, overlooking the winter yard with hot beverage in hand.
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