Special thanks goes to my writer friend Ronald – also an admin of the Facebook group The Society of English Literature – whose post got my mind whirring.
When I See Your Face
Michael is a gardener and naturally loves everything connected to plants. So instead of buying fancy jewelry or unimaginative chocolate, he gifts the love of his life with a very unusual bouquet. It’s the meaning more than the beauty that counts: He includes heliotrope for endless love, forget-me-nots, goldenrod for encouragement, jasmine for sweet love, lavender for devotion, myrtle for the emblem of marriage, violet for faithfulness, red tulips as a declaration of love, and honeysuckle for strong bonds.