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The Guy’s Guide to Valentine’s Day

There’s a lot of pressure surrounding Valentine’s Day! Girls may say they don’t want anything extravagant, but they do. Let us help you make Valentine’s Day easy with our 14 simple ways to spread love. 

1. Surprise them with a unique flower.

Surprise your significant other with a unique and new flower, the Rose Lily. The new double-bloom Rose Lily is pollen free, lightly scented and the perfect companion to any rose arrangement. It is featured in two English Gardens exclusive arrangements — Love and Lilies and Lily Rose. 

2. Brighten her office with Orchids.

When she walks into work, surprise her with a beautiful orchid plant.  Orchids provide a much-needed pop of color, and will bloom for months. They are very effective at removing xylene from the air and releasing copious amounts of oxygen.   

3. Give something sweet.

Every girl loves flower, but she also loves chocolate! Gift something sweet such as Sanders Valentine’s Day treats.

4. Be the chef.

You be the chef and spread the love with homemade dishes. Use fresh, organic herbs from your kitchen garden to add some interest to your food. 

5. Write a love letter.

Handwritten love letters are always in style. Write a love letter on a Valentine’s Day card and send it to your significant other. 

6. Give her some breathing room.

Give her some breathing room with house plants, of course! Numerous house plants, such as the Areca Palm, ZZ Plant or Peace Lily, purify the air of any toxins. Explore our complete list of air cleaning house plants. 

7. Give the classic gift of roses.

Red roses symbolize romantic love, beauty and courage. However, if her favorite color is pink, give a bouquet of pink roses. There are many colors available, including white, pink, purple, and more.

Explore our rose Valentine’s Day arrangements. 

8. Decorate her office with balloons.

Blow away your Valentine’s Day date! Balloons are a simple addition to any floral arrangement and add that extra special touch. 

9. Surprise her with flowers.

Does your significant other have a favorite flower? Is it Hydrangeas or Carnations? English Gardens offers a wide variety of Valentine’s Day arrangements to match their style. Visit our online florist shop.

10. Give the gift of fashion.

Every girl loves clothes and jewelry! English Gardens carries a selection of high-quality clothing and accessories. Selection varies by location. 

11. Mix a Valentine’s Day cocktail for her.

Toast to Valentine’s Day with specialty cocktails incorporating fresh herbs from your kitchen garden:

Raspberry Mint Cocktail

Courtesy of The Wicked Noodle.


  • 1 ½ Ounces Absolut Citron
  • Lemon-Lime Soda
  • 5 Raspberries
  • 5 Mint Leaves
  • 1 Lime Wedge

Muddle raspberries and mint leave in a glass. Fill with ice cubes. Add Absolut Citron and fill with lemon lime soda. Stir and garnish with lime wedge.

Pomegranate Champagne Punch

Courtesy of Epicurious.


  • ½ Cup Water
  • ½ Cup Sugar
  • 2 750-ml Bottles Chilled Brut Champagne
  • 1 ½ Cups White Rum
  • 1 ¼ Cups Pomegranate Juice
  • 1 Large Lemon, Thinly Sliced
  • Pomegranate Seeds
  • Fresh Mint Leaves
  • 1 Ice Block

Bring ½ cup of water and sugar to a boil in a small saucepan. Stir until the sugar dissolves. Simmer for 5 minutes. Cool syrup.

Combine champagne, rum, and pomegranate juice in a punch bowl. Add syrup to taste. Mix in lemon slices, pomegranate seeds and mint leaves. Add ice block to bowl. 

12. Say it with a floral fragrance.

Say ‘I Love You’ with a floral-scented candle or hand lotion. English Gardens carries Stonewall Lavender Mint lotion and candles to leave your home smelling sweet. The Thymes Lavender Hand Lotion moisturizes skin and creates a soothing palette for your senses. 

13. Gift a shopping trip.

Not sure what to get her? English Gardens gift cards allow her to shop for whatever she wants! Plus, they can be delivered right to your door. Order today. 

14. Give a brightly colored Cyclamen.

The Cyclamen’s bright blooms and unique heart-shaped leaves make it the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day! Cyclamen prefer high humidity, bright and indirect light and watering when the top inch of soil is dry.

Let us help you make this Valentine’s Day perfect! Visit one of our locations to speak with an English Gardens Associate. 

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English Garden Nurseries & Garden Centers Serve the Greater Clinton Twp., Dearborn Heights, Royal Oak, West Bloomfield, Eastpointe, and Plymouth Ann Arbor Michigan Areas

Providing garden centers complete with full service landscaping, seasonal holiday stores including their enchanting Christmas Stores, and most locations even offer a full service in house florist

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Our nurseries and garden centers have the areas largest selection of plants, flowers, shrubs, annuals, perennials, and patio furniture. Garden supplies are in abundance, with everything from garden tools and accessories, to garden and potting soil, mulches, bagged garden stone, pots and so much more. We have everything you need for your outdoor gardening needs.

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Our Christmas Stores in addition to being one of the areas best holiday experiences, are filled with live and life-like artificial Christmas trees, including flocked artificial Christmas trees, and those sometimes hard to come by 9 foot flocked artificial Christmas trees, as well as a large, ready to take home inventory, of 3 foot artificial Christmas trees, 4 foot artificial Christmas trees, 5 foot artificial Christmas trees, 7.5 foot artificial Christmas trees, 9 foot artificial Christmas trees and 12 foot artificial Christmas trees, and all of the other holiday items you need like Christmas lights, decorations, Christmas wreaths & garland of all types, and unique gifts. Make the Holiday beautiful!

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Be sure to visit any one of our Garden Centers for the largest selection of products and services the area has to offer. If you have any questions please call one of our stores directly in Clinton Twp., Dearborn Heights, Royal Oak, West Bloomfield, Eastpointe, and Plymouth Ann Arbor Michigan for friendly, prompt help.

Clinton Township, MI

44850 Garfield Rd. at Hall Rd.
Clinton Twp., Michigan 48038

Phone Numbers
Phone: (586) 286-6100
Fax: (586) 286-0033

Dearborn Heights, MI

22650 Ford Rd. at Outer Dr.
Dearborn Heights, Michigan 48127

Phone Numbers
Nursery: (313) 278-4433
Florist: (313) 565-8133
Fax: (313) 278-0459

Eastpointe, MI

22501 Kelly Rd. at Nine Mile Rd.
Eastpointe, Michigan

Phone Numbers
Phone: (586) 771-4200
Fax: (586) 771-4894

Plymouth/Ann Arbor, MI

9900 Ann Arbor Road W.
Plymouth, Michigan

Phone Numbers
Phone: (734) 453-5500

Royal Oak, MI

4901 Coolidge Hwy,
Royal Oak, Michigan

Phone Numbers
Phone: (248) 280-9500
Fax: (248) 280-2688

West Bloomfield, MI

6370 Orchard Lake Rd. at Maple
West Bloomfield Township, Michigan

Phone Numbers
Phone: (248) 851-7506
Fax: (248) 539-4738

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