“Summer Flowers” double-matted print and Gladioli Real Flower Growing Gift Pack
Why I am offering Mother's Day Gifts with the "Summer Flowers" design and Gladioli Bulbs
|The Story of the Painting
I painted "Summer Flowers," a large watercolor, in early summer from flowers I grew in my garden and arranged in a vase which belonged to my Mother who loved to garden. The flowers in this painting include Daylilies, a Dutch Iris, a Gladiolus and an Asisatic Lily. The Dahlia (which is said to represent elegance and dignity) stands out like the summer sun. In the language of flowers, Iris are said to represent wisdom, faith and hope, Lilies refined beauty and the Daylily is the Chinese symbol for Mother. The Gladiolus flower signifies remembrance. It also stands for strength of character, faithfulness and honor. It is a perfect flower for Mother's Day.
The flowers in this design represent a lot of good thoughts, the cards are printed on the finest paper and the matted print can be enjoyed for years. The Gladioli bulbs are easy to grow, and will return in future years.
What Make this Double Matted Print, Ribbon-tied Packet and Bulb Gift Special
This gift arrives in a gift wrapped box with a card for you or us to address a special little note to your recipient. Inside the box, three items arrive wrapped in protective tissue paper for shipment:
1) An 8x10 double-matted “Summer Flowers” print (cream top mat, green pear bottom mat). The print is hand-signed by Stephanie, protected by a crystal clear bag and has a self easel on the back which allows the recipient to immediately stand the picture upright. It could later be framed in the recipient’s choice of frame, even a drugstore $6 frame;
2) A Ribbon-tied Four Card Packet with four notecards of the "Summer Flowers" design printed on the finest cream uncoated paper with matching envelopes, encased in crystal clear cellophane wrapping with gold label on back describing what's inside and finished with a hand-tied pastel ribbon matched to the cards. Your recipient can keep the picture and send the notecards out to friends.
3) The third item is a Gladioli bulb gift packet with 3 live Gladioli bulbs. The Gladioli bulb gift packet is tied with a ribbon which attaches the "Summer Flowers" gift enclosure for you or us to address a special little note to your recipient and the ribbon also attaches a descriptive label with planting instructions. The three parts of this gift will give hours of pleasure to the recipient: the picture to be looked at and enjoyed for years, the notecards to write to friends and the flowers which will grow, bloom and return year after year.
About the Gladioli Bulbs
There are three bulbs. Each bulb will produce a flower plant which will grow up to 40 inches tall with showy colorful blooms that will come back year after year. The planting season begins about mid-April. It takes about 70 days for the plant to bloom.