Plants were so much fun, and Tyranni knew that she would have to participate in placing vases of flowers around Hogwarts somehow for Professor MacTavish. She wouldn't say that she was very skilled at floral arrangements, but she enjoyed trying to make each vase of flowers unique and representative of different values related to Valentine's Day, since this was a Valentine's Day task. As she sat in the Study Room preparing the vases and arrangements, she hoped that some exhausted, anxious, and worried student may look at the flowers she had placed on each desk and find some relief from their stress. Is there a more perfect place to put flowers that are meant to help brighten the day of worried students? I hope everyone else who sees these will enjoy them as much as I do, she thought to herself.
One vase consisted of beautiful white flowers that represented purity, and the initial innocence of first love. In another vase she had arranged shades of pink flowers to represent young love. Yet another was full of red roses to represent passion. She felt she had covered all the basics, but was looking to do more.
Thinking about other values that surrounded the season of love, she decided to create one arrangement that consisted of orange Tiger Lillies, tulips, begonias, and a couple birds of paradise with fresh green sprigs of leatherleaf fern. This one reminded her of the sun, and how people in love tend to thing of their loved one as the sun, their center and source of safety, much like the sun reassured many humans and animals alike of the vitality of having a constant source of light and heat to keep one safe.
When she thought of the love between friends, she imagined the color blue as it contained many shades. Light blue for innocent friendships that are full of trust and genuine lighthearted kindness. Dark blue for intimate friendships shared between individuals who trusted the other with their deepest secrets. In this vase, Tyranni placed hydrangeas, forget-me-nots to represent long-distance friendships, tall lupine, with sprigs of green myrtle.
Lastly, she wanted to represent love that was lost, whether through divorce, death, or distance. She had watched many of her friends parents undergo a divorce, and how much pain ate at her friends as they believed they were the reason their parents no longer loved each other. She remember the loss she felt when her grandpa died, knowing she would have an emptiness that would never be filled in her heart as she longed to hear him say "I love you sweet girl." She remembered the loss she felt from a broken friendship when one of her friends moved away and they stopped talking. For this arrangement, Tyranni gathered various black flowers. Dahlias, hellebores, pansies, calla lillies, tulips, and black velvet petunias. This vase meant the most to her, and was her favorite. Maybe others would find it depressing, but she knew that it was filled with the most accuracy in the meaning of love and Valentine's Day.
Before she left the room, having completed her task, she wrote individual notes to place next to each vase, explaining the meaning behind each arrangement. She hoped that this would help fellow students contemplate the larger meaning behind each vase. She was a little worried that students might read the notecards and scoff at the cheesiness, thinking that it was stupid, but that was not something she should be worrying about. People are going to love this, even if some think it is stupid, she had to remind herself. She tidied up the cuttings from the flowers, and placed them in the trash. She left the room proud of her work.