As I said in the introductory post for our new show, Natsuyuki Rendezvous, I'll be posting notes and observations here when necessary/for giggles. I will now broaden the expanse of the section in your brain devoted to useless information about a fictional cartoon show.
Regarding the meaning behind "Natsuyuki", as some of you may already know, "natsu" means summer, and "yuki" means snow. Incidentally, Hazuki (the name of our pathetically-shy protagonist) can mean August, i.e. summer. And Rokka (flower chick) can mean snow. Therefore, their names joined would mean "summer snow", ergo the title. C wat I did thar?
00:38 - "I bet Tora-san would even have an easier time talking to Madonna." -> This is a reference to an old Japanese film series (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otoko_wa_Tsurai_yo) where the man (Tora) has many problems approaching and talking to women (all named Madonna). For those who watch The Big Bang Theory, think of Raj's phobia of talking to women.
14:13 - "They said there was some problem at the railway crossing." -> Unfortunately in Japan, this sometimes means someone jumped out in front of the train.
03:40 - "This lady was wondering if the Chilean evening primrose and the fourwing evening primrose are the same." -> These actually do look similar as their flowers can both be yellow. As Rokka's inner-monologue alludes to, the Chilean evening primrose symbolizes capriciousness in the language of flowers (hanakotoba). On the other hand, the fourwing evening primrose symbolizes a free spirit that holds a silent love. Are these two flowers supposed to polarize Hazuki and Atsushi? WAKARANAI.
04:45 - A kookaburra (more formally, a philodendron kookaburra} is some type of flowering plant. There is also a bird called the kookaburra, native to the Australia-region. I think it's safe to assume Hazuki purchases the plant rather than the bird.
11:46 - "Um, your seal?" -> In Japan, personal seals/stamps (hanko) are the norm instead of signatures.
19:49 - "Princess what?" -> The hime no hachi, or "princess pot" likely derives its name from an old fairytale about a princess named Hachikaduki who could not remove a pot from her head. See picture scroll below: