Flower Power

wedding-rose-3_2In this economy, giving a house plant over cut flowers seems a more practical approach to gift-giving. But, choosing a fern over sweet smelling roses just doesn’t seem to have the same effect.

David Austin Roses to the rescue! This award-winning breeder of English Roses ships container roses all over the world–and for way less than your average florist bouquet. This family-owned business opened a US address in 1999, but their headquarters are in Albrighton, UK, where their rose gardens are considered to be one of the most beautiful in the world. Order online now for delivery this spring (think Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, anniversaries, your own garden). I gave one to my parents as a thank you for my wedding. Every year they send me photos of the gorgeous blooms that serve as a reminder of that special day.

While your recipient might have to wait a bit to receive their plant (delivery dates are dependent on climate conditions in each part of the country), we could all learn to be happy with some delayed gratification. Each spring when everything is literally coming up roses, you’ll be thanked all over again.

A much better gift than what you gave last year. What was it again?

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