Heart shapes have been used (sometimes accidentally) in gardens for centuries - are gardeners trying to say something?
Carving or pruning the shape of a heart in a hedge, or growing ivy on a heart shaped trellis, there is no lack of ways to use hearts in your garden.
Even some plants seem to grow in this shape naturally;
Trees may naturally form a heart shape - but it's always spectacular when you see it in nature.
This picture could have been helped along by lovers carving their initials in the bark, but then nature started to heal it over, causing this amazing heart shape on the tree trunk.
Crafts of all kinds lend themselves to creating hearts.
Even stacking wood can create the pattern of a heart, especially when one of the logs is cut from a heart shaped tree.
Thinly sliced hearts of wood make great wind chimes or danglers.
If you look down at just the right time, you could spot a stone shaped like a heart - they seem to show up just when you need a little love.
Leaves often form in a heart shape, or sometimes nature gives it a hand with an insect or some kind of damage.
Don't forget to look up once in a while - you could spot a cloud in the shape of a heart too.
Other weather conditions lend themselves to heart formation, like frost on a window pane.
Collecting your own seeds from the garden? Keep the love going, and give them as gifts in these heart seed packages;
Craving comfort? See the fabulous quilts here; I can imagine using these to snuggle up on a twiggy chair on the porch, sipping hot tea;
Sometimes, twigs are bent into different shapes, as a decorative accent to make a rustic shutter more interesting...