Planning ahead for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is rapidly coming up for many countries in the Americas. From the United States to Guatemala and Mexico, Mother’s Day is either on May 10 or May 11 this year, so you have just over two weeks to get your orders in. As we do every year, here is your gentle reminder that waiting too long to order flowers for Mother’s Day can result in disappointment, and the explanation why. Please, if you’re considering sending flowers for Mother’s Day or know somebody else who is, pass this along so that you have all the facts. Read the rest of this entry »

Using community gardens for community

There’s a group in Cayce, South Carolina who’s getting kids involved in gardening and growing flowers early. A new community garden was set up recently, and celebrated its opening by fetching in dozens of kindergartners and primary school children to plant flower seeds and seedlings. It caught our eye because it was a great way for kids to get involved both in community effort and to set something up that, over time, will become a beautiful asset. Read the rest of this entry »

Get ready to celebrate Mother’s Day in Spain

Mother’s Day in Spain isn’t far away now, as it takes place on May 4th, the first Sunday in Spain. (If you scroll back a couple of posts in this blog, you’ll find an article listing most of the 2014 Mother’s Day dates for daFlores countries.) If your mom is in Spain or prefers to celebrate Mother’s Day on that date, now is the time to get your flowers ordered for delivery in Spain. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »