Fruits and flowers: a powerful arrangement

If there’s one fruit that tells you it’s fall, that would be the apple. The apple season is in full swing at this time of year, with fresh, crispy fruit appearing in abundance. Old games like bobbing for apples appear. Then there are apple festivals, giant vats of apple butter and sauce to be made, and there’s definitely that old adage about an apple a day keeps the doctor away. There’s a germ of truth in this, of course. Read the rest of this entry »

Halloween flowers: Time to get ready

Halloween is now just around the corner, so it’s time to order your Halloween flowers if you haven’t, already. Halloween flowers can set the scene for a fun family get-together; trick-or-treating in the early evening, then a decorated table for a spooky dinner. That’s one way you can use Halloween flowers. Read the rest of this entry »

Unusual flower fundraiser

Students in Christiansburg, Virginia have come up with an unusual way to fund-raise: they’ve asked students to donate the money they’d normally use for corsages to a well, instead. Specifically, they are trying to raise enough money for a village in Ethiopia to get a well, giving access to clean water and improving quality of life. Read the rest of this entry »

Flowers for All Hallows

In just two weeks, it will be Halloween. While the first thing that may spring to mind is ghosts, ghouls and vast quantities of candy, the holiday is also All Hallows’ Eve. November 1 is All Saints, so for the Catholic community in particular, this is a religious holiday. Read the rest of this entry »

Sweetest Day flowers and chocolates

Sweetest Day is coming up on October 18. While this day has an interesting history, which we’ll go into in just a short while, it’s also an opportunity to bring love and chocolates to your friends and loved ones. Kind of like a Valentine’s Day in October but focusing more on brightening people’s lives than romances, flowers fit this celebration like a hand in a glove. Read the rest of this entry »

Bosses Day flowers

Bosses’ Day is October 16th, which means you have plenty of time to plan a surprise. While cartoons like Dilbert and shows like The Office generally caricature the one in charge, in reality good bosses exist in every industry. Think to whenever you’ve been supported or given help, and you’ll know you’re on to a good thing. Read the rest of this entry »

Plant bulbs in fall for a spring garden

Fall is flower bulb time. Unlike seeds, this is a last little bit of gardening maintenance you can do in order to prepare for spring. There’s something special about browsing the garden centers and finding the best bulbs to put into the earth now, before frost runs amok with the dirt. Bulbs sometimes provide the first color of spring, don’t need particularly warm weather, and are a sign of hope when it’s been cold and dreary for so very long. Read the rest of this entry »

3 unusual Halloween flower tips (and a bonus)

October is the month of Halloween, as should be very obvious the minute you walk into any store. Orange is suddenly the color to be seen in, and chocolate the snack of choice. Here at daFlores, we got to thinking about how you can use flowers at Halloween, and we came up with some ideas. Read on for a fun and outside-the-box look at Halloween and flowers. Read the rest of this entry »

Celebrate National Physicians Assistant Day with flowers

Physicians’ Assistant Day is this October 6. PAs are often your first contact with anyone in a clinic, and are qualified to perform some procedures and assess you for referrals. They are important people in the medical trade, and chances are that you have come across one in your life. Or you might actually work in a medical office and know first-hand the role they take. Read the rest of this entry »

October flower holidays

It’s that time again—we’re coming up to the month of October, so it’s time to take a look at some of the special flower-giving occasions coming ahead. First and foremost, don’t forget to send birthday flowers to your favorite October birthday people; Libras and Scorpios share this month, and flowers will always be a perfect gift. But there’s more, of course. Read on to discover… Read the rest of this entry »