Mirtha's Valentine

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  Fall In Love with Mirtha!  

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Dearest  Gardeners:

This Our Garden Gang  feature is for lovers!  Here on Mirtha Stuwort’s Love Page we will impishly endeavor to plan a romantic evening for two – "Mirtha" style.

Mirtha Stuwort 

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Setting the Mood

Subdue all the lighting.  I highly recommend using candles in every room.  If your significant other happens to object – tell him/her that the electricity has gone off.  (You have switched off the breaker or fuses previously, I hope!  Whatever it takes, all's fair in Love and War...) 

Have his or her favorite music playing on the sound system.  But please no John Tesh or Yanni – you don’t want to put love_heart_md_clr.gif (160x116 -- 8493 bytes) them to sleep too early! 

Buy (or just go into your greenhouse and get them) several dozen roses and remove all the petals from them.  Liberally sprinkle them in a trail leading from your front door to your bedroom.  Then sprinkle the remainder on top of the bed.  Don’t use the stems however, unless you want to get rid of your paramour quickly from a bed of thorns...  

Do you want to know what meaning a certain colored rose might have?  Here is a list of the colors and what they mean.  Be careful picking out the one that’s right for you.

All About Roses

Red:  Romantic love, I love you, congratulations, job well done.

White:  I am worthy of you, purity, keep a secret, innocence, youthfulness.

Yellow:  joy, gladness, I care, welcome back, friendship, remember me, jealousy.

Pink:  perfect happiness, gentleness, believe me.

Peach:  let’s get together, closing of the deal.


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Here’s some more rose info:

Red and white roses together or white roses with red edges:  unity
Coral or orange roses:  desire
Deep burgundy:  unconscious beauty
A single rose:  simplicity
Pale colors:  friendship
Rosebuds:  beauty, youth and innocence
White buds:  purity
Moss rosebud:  confessions of love
Withered white rose:  fleeting beauty
A bloomed rose placed over 2 buds:  secrecy
Leaves:  a symbol of hope

Pure Love

Love is patient.  Love is kind.  It does not envy.

It does not boast, it is not proud.

It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered.

It keeps no record of wrongs.

Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.

It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

--- 1 Corinthians 13


Other than each other you might need some real food to keep your strength up.  So try these delectable delights:

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

You will have to get fresh strawberries with the stems intact.  Again visit your greenhouse or grocery store. (I mean have one of your assistants do that mundane job for you!)  Wash and dry them and put them in refrigerator to chill.  You will need:  12 oz. white or regular Semisweet chocolate pieces, 6 Tablespoons butter or margarine, ½ teaspoon vanilla.  Melt the chocolate pieces in the top of a double boiler.  Blend in butter and vanilla.  Dip strawberries in chocolate, swirling to coat evenly.  Place on waxed paper and set in a cool dry place. 

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Now how about some liquid refreshment?

Cupids Love Tea:  1 cup water, ¼ cup honey, 1 cup apple juice, ¼ teaspoon cinnamon, and 6 Cranberry herbal tea bags. Bring water and juice to a boil. Stir in honey and cinnamon.  Add the tea bags. Remove from heat.  Let stand for one hour.  Add 6 cups of cold water.  Pour into glasses with ice.  (Keeps for 3 days – if it lasts that long!)

If you have any strawberries left over, try this:  make some homemade whipped cream and put in a lovely crystal bowl (only crystal mind you!) and set it on a plate surrounded by the leftover strawberries.  Yum!

Valentine Beauty Tips

Last but not least I recommend pampering yourself using one of my garden beauty tips. Pick out one of your favorite negligees and prepare to experience a night of pleasure with your main squeeze.

What's that?  There is no one in your life at the moment?  Aw, you poor thing!  Well in that case, forgo the roses and put on your flannel nightgown.  Pop your favorite video in the VCR and enjoy the strawberries yourself.  But instead of whipped cream, go ahead and binge on a gallon (why not?) of Haagen Daaz ice cream.

Classic Love Poem

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight.
For the ends of being and ideal grace.
I love thee to the level of every day’s 
Most quiet need, by sun and candlelight.
I love thee freely, as men strive for right:
I love thee purely, as they turn from praise, 
I love thee with the passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood’s faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saint --- I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life? And, if God choose, 
I shall but love thee better after death.

--- Elizabeth Barrett Browning (I wish I wrote that!)

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I hope your Valentine’s Day is super special
and filled with cherishing love!

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