Flowers and hope

Here at daFlores, we’re always looking out for interesting stories about flowers, from around the world. One such story that caught our eye recently was a tale about an art exhibition in Turkey, where a dozen or so different artworks depicting hands offering flowers were set up by Tankut Aykut’s gallery in Istanbul. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

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. Continue reading