Happy Easter from daFlores

We at daFlores would like to wish you a very happy Easter. If you’ve been on social media this morning you’ll see that Easter is trending and your pages are likely full of bunnies, eggs and happy messages. While it’s primarily a religious holiday, it’s clear that many of you enjoy the day on so many different levels, and we hope that it is a time for a fresh start and renewal of energies and joy. Read the rest of this entry »

Mother’s Day dates in 2014

Mother’s Day is coming up in the United States and in a lot of other countries–the second Sunday in May is May 11th this year. But not all countries use that date and, in fact, Mother’s Day can take place through the entire year depending on where in the world you are. Have a read through our useful guide to Mother’s Day dates and make sure you’re on the right page to give your mom her special day! Read the rest of this entry »

Spring break and Easter flowers

In the United Kingdom, Easter and spring break are the same thing. Most schools have two weeks off at Easter, and Good Friday and Easter Monday are long weekends, so pretty much everyone is off for Easter weekend. Since Easter Sunday is just a shade over a week from now, that means that those taking time off to go on vacation with their families are already on the way. Read the rest of this entry »

Cherry blossoms mean spring is here

Easter and spring go hand-in-hand, and the cherry blossoming is another indication that this season is upon us. This traditional harbinger of spring is seen across the world, with Japan and Washington, DC having two particularly famous celebrations. If there’s a cherry blossom festival anywhere near you this year, why not attend and give a nod to this most lovely season? Read the rest of this entry »

Easter flower suggestions

Easter is just around the corner, and it’s time to think about spring and how to decorate your home for this lovely spring celebration. Easter is traditionally a time for pastels and gentle colors, and you can recreated that idea using spring flowers. Read on for some ideas on how to decorate with flowers this Easter. Read the rest of this entry »

State flower series: Maryland and the black-eyed susan

We continue our state flower series with Maryland, which has as its state flower the pretty rudbeckia, or black-eyed susan. This pretty yellow blossom is familiar from gardens and roadsides alike, and just looking at its bright colors brings a smile. Read the rest of this entry »

Pennsylvania town has bloom festival

Pottsville, Pennsylvania likes flowers so much that it’s created an event, Pottsville in Bloom. The event is scheduled for April and is part of a wider initiative to keep the downtown area clean and pretty for visitors. Not only are there scheduled clean-up days, but on April 18th, business owners in the downtown area are asked to plant flowers in pots and place them in front of their business. Read the rest of this entry »

Spring flowers and fall flowers for the solstice

March 20th is the first day of spring if you’re in the northern hemisphere, or the first day of fall if you’re in the southern one. Either way, this is the date of the March equinox in 2014, a day when, at the equator, the night and day are the same length. We won’t get into the astronomy of why that isn’t the case further north and south here, but we will take a look at what daFlores offers in terms of spring or fall flowers. Read the rest of this entry »

Get ready for Mother’s Day in the United Kingdom

Mother’s Day in the United Kingdom, otherwise known as Mothering Sunday, is on March 30th this year. In the United Kingdom, Mother’s Day is not in May, but it’s tied to Easter and Lent. That means the date changes every single year. So, if you’re a Brit overseas and your mom is back home, or the other way around, now is the time to order your Mother’s Day flowers so you won’t miss the special day. Read the rest of this entry »

Flowers in mailboxes show friendship, solidarity

When we heard what happened at Carleton College last week, we knew we had to share. Three students from the college were killed in a car accident recently, and the alumni of the college clubbed together and left flowers and a message of support in each mailbox of the existing students–all 1,900 of them. Now that is truly a beautiful thing to do. Read the rest of this entry »