Show Someone You Care with a Kale Bouquet
Nothing says “I dig you” like flowers, except maybe … kale?
The idea of kale bouquets is sparking our collective leafy green imagination, generating attention on social media and in the media.
Not long ago a Twitter user from Houston captured attention for a post in which she shared a picture of her ruefully smiling boyfriend juxtaposed with a pretty purple kale bouquet he had brought her.
“My boyfriend brought me this thinking it was a flower but it’s lettuce,” Jailyn Hernandez wrote in May. That post has since been retweeted almost 41,000 times, generated nearly 157,000 likes and sparked hundreds of comments — and lots and lots of news coverage.
“To be fair that’s some really pretty lettuce,” one commenter noted.
“That lettuce definitely giving a few roses a run for their money,” another wrote.
“I wish somebody would give me lettuce,” sighed yet another.
Cut to a couple weeks ago, when a vegan Redditor shared another kale bouquet dating story — this one a little less slapstick.
“I went on a first date the other day, and it came up that I was vegan. On the second date he brought me a couple bunches of kale from his garden,” the Redditor wrote.
So true. And guess what? Kale bouquets are actually not a totally new thing. People have been using them in non-traditional bridal bouquets for at least the past few years.