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Flower power for gender equality on Women’s Day

Thanks to marching suffragettes a hundred years ago, women in the United States will be able to vote this election year. Carrie Chapman Catt would have liked to see that a woman, Hillary Clinton, is on the presidential ballot, just as Martin Luther King, Jr. would have liked to see the African-American Barack Obama get elected. Will this be the year that the nation defeats sexism in the White House, like it did with racism?

International Women’s Day is on March 8, exactly nine months before U.S. elections. The time is ripe to sow the seeds of gender equality and let them gestate.

Flowers send this message beautifully. A cheerful bouquet lifts the spirit and fill us with hope. The symbolism of planting gender parity is rich with opportunities in floral bouquets.

• Send bold colors like orange daylilies to encourage a woman to follow her aspirations.

• Fill a woman’s life with energizing sunlight and opportunity with a sturdy-stemmed sunflower.

• Tell her she is worthy of dignity and justice by sending flowers in purple, the official color of International Women’s Day.

A bouquet will make her day, but it’s the card tucked inside that will show you really mean it. Be sure to include an uplifting message with your floral delivery at daFlores.com. Here are some suggestions for all of the important women in your life:

• Mother: I appreciate everything you do for me. I’ll wash the dishes.

• Wife: I admire how you juggle so many responsibilities. Let me take care of supper.

• Coworker: I respect your ideas and value your contributions. Tell me more about your proposal.

After you honor their achievements, honor your promise to treat women equally for the next 364 days of the year.

Send flower power with daFlores for International Women’s Day and send messages of encouragement for the world to achieve gender equality.

Surprise that special someone living abroad with flowers from daFlores.com

Back before the instant connection offered by WhatsApp and Skype video calls, I had to wait by the mailbox to connect with my oh-so-far-away boyfriend. My hands trembled opening the envelopes. But when one day the doorbell rang and a beautiful bouquet was thrust in my hands, I thought my heart would thud out of my chest. Flowers, for me? Awww, he shouldn’t have…

No girl really means that. You most definitely should send flowers. And technology makes it so easy to do online at DaFlores.com. Just click the country from our long list of destinations. We send to over 4,000 cities across the Americas, Europe and Asia.

My heart goes out to all the couples in long-distance relationships. If absence makes the heart grow fonder, then distance makes the heart ache with longing.

Flowers defy the distance between lovers. Our florists work only with buds snipped that very morning and DaFlores offers same-day international delivery. That freshness erases your separation by 10 time zones. You couldn’t look as perky as those flowers after a trans-oceanic flight.

A rose wordlessly expresses the feelings you can’t communicate with caresses. Hugging a bouquet is almost as good as embracing your beau, and you can accompany the order with a plush teddy bear to squeeze at night. An arrangement sends messages of love, tenderness, and hope to share each other’s beauty in person soon.

valentine's day

Ladies, don’t leave Valentine’s Day gestures all to the men. Inhaling the aroma of flowers will remind him of your scent. Send your sweetie a vase to fill the room with fragrance in your absence.

Select from the popular arrangements DaFlores has prepared for Valentine’s Day, from the classic dozen red roses with a box of chocolates to colorful pink and yellow combinations.

A sentimental delivery to the doorstep of your special someone is just a credit card order away (so much easier and cheaper than buying a plane ticket!).

Let daFlores.com show up in person with a bunch of love in their hands on February 14th. We’ll leave the virtual part up to you two.

Yule flowers

December 21 marks one of the turning-points of the year. The days seem more or less equal; the closer you are to the equator, the more true that is. For the northern hemisphere, we have our shortest night and we get a smidgen more light every night until the third week in June. In the southern hemisphere, it’s the exact opposite: the days get shorter and the nights longer. Continue reading

Christmas cactus

A Christmas cactus is part of a seasonally-named cactus group that springs into action about the time of certain holidays. (Easter and Thanksgiving cacti are two more examples.) But if your cactus never buds up or show flowers, here are a few ideas to give it a boost. Continue reading

St. Nicholas’ Day

Today, December 6, is St. Nicholas Day. (Eastern Christians celebrate on the 19th.) In most of Europe, this is a religious festival, the feast day of St. Nicholas. However, Dutch kids will leave out clogs to receive candy and money, and many other kids will leave out shoes for the same purpose. It’s rather like the Christmas stockings we hang, in fact. Of course, there’s a tradition of leaving out carrots and cookies—though it’s not for reindeer, it’s for the saint’s horse. Continue reading

Plan your holiday flowers

With Thanksgiving behind us now for another year, we hope you’re not getting too stressed out in the Black Friday crowds and found some good bargains. If you’re considering bringing greenery and beauty into your life for the holiday season, read on. Now is when the season starts in earnest, and if you order your holiday flowers early, you’ll be able to enjoy the passing days to Christmas, Yule or New Year without that nagging thought that you haven’t quite done everything you need to. Continue reading

Advent flowers

Sunday, November 30, is the first day of Advent. For the next four Sundays, special services will count down the time to Christmas. This is a lovely time of year that speaks to the spiritual nature of the holidays. Some light a candle on an Advent arrangement; others find that a perfect way to celebrate is to order flowers for each Sunday of Advent. Continue reading

Flowers for ballet

We’ve been fascinated to discover, recently, that when flowers appear at the end of a ballet, they’re subject to some very special, die-hard rules. For example, at London’s Royal Ballet, men don’t typically get flower bouquets unless they’re dressed up as female characters. There was a bit of a flutter recently when, after getting special dispensation from the director, men did, in fact, receive flowers on-stage. Continue reading

San Francisco underwater gardens

Here’s something we don’t come across too often: underwater gardening. A new exhibition at San Francisco’s Conservatory of Flowers is seeking to change that with an entire garden that’s underwater. Sure, we’ve all seen a water lily or two, but we’re talking a carefully curated vision with water, plants, rocks and fish. Read on to find out more. Continue reading

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