Flower gardens for fall

This time of year is typically when people start to wind down their flower gardens, but in many of the milder climates you can grow flowers right through into November. Some flowers look delicate, but are actually quite hardy. If you want your garden to grow beautiful flowers later than you expected, you can pay a visit to your local garden center and ask what will grow locally. Below are some suggestions. Read the rest of this entry »

Making your loved ones loved

Today, September 11, is one of the saddest days in the American calendar. We all know that our lives changed that day 13 years ago; we all know that the world changed for the worse. It is a day that we approach with gentleness and compassion, and an opportunity to think about how we handle our days. Read the rest of this entry »

Mexican Independence Day

Mexican Independence Day is September 16th. For all the Mexicans in your life, whether they live in Mexico or abroad, this is a time to celebrate, party, and be proud of their country. Known as Grito de Dolores, this special day commemorates a day in history that brought Mexico to the position it’s in now—a sovereign country. Read the rest of this entry »

Montana state flower: Bitterroot

The last time we wrote about state flowers, it was about the state flower of Missouri. This time, we’ll talk about the state flower of Montana, which is next up on our list. That would be the bitterroot, a strange-sounding choice on the face of it, but it makes sense when you consider that it’s native to the state. Read the rest of this entry »

September holidays: Celebrate with flowers

September will soon be upon us, the month in which it becomes fall or spring, depending on which side of the globe you call home. September has a number of fun holidays that you can mark with parties and flowers, including the solstice, grandparents’ day, and Labor Day. We covered the last one with our previous blog post, so let’s move on to some of the more unusual celebrations of September. Read the rest of this entry »

Labor Day: Last chance for summer flowers?

In the United States, summer is neatly sandwiched between two public holidays—Memorial Day in May, and Labor Day in September. In the center is the Fourth of July, and the whole season is dedicated to barbecues, outdoor adventures, and freedom from school. Now, at this time of year, the kids are either back at school or soon will be, and the summer season is drawing to a close with Labor Day coming up on September 1st. Read the rest of this entry »

Mother’s Day in Costa Rica

Mother’s Day in Costa Rica is coming up on August 15th. If your mom is in Costa Rica, or you’re in Costa Rica and she isn’t, you’ll need to hustle to get your Mother’s Day flowers together in time. Fortunately, daFlores is there to save the day, and if you order now you’ll be able to make your mother or the mother of your children smile next Friday, just in time. Read the rest of this entry »

Gardens make life better

Flowers have been introduced to a southern English park in an effort to reduce crime—and it’s worked. The flower garden was funded by a £5,000 police grant and has gone far already to prove that beautifying an area can do wonders for morale and a general sense of peace. Read the rest of this entry »

Sending bonsai to space, just-because

Bonsai has just gone into the upper atmosphere.

Yes, you heard that right. Japanese artist Azuma Makato has produced several beautiful bonsai trees and flower arrangements and has sent them into orbit as part of an art experiment. He and a team of 10 traveled from Japan to Nevada to send up two separate helium balloons to the very edges of our atmophere. Read the rest of this entry »

Honoring cousins, aunts and uncles

Cousins’ Day is coming up on July 24th—just one week from today. If you’re anything like us, your cousins might not have lived just next door, but they were always a strong part of the family. Cousins offer a different perspective on life; different parents, different home, but still the same clan. So what better time than Cousins’ Day to show some appreciation of those family members? Read the rest of this entry »