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Halloween flowers: It’s not too late to order flowers for Halloween

 

Halloween flowers can make a great addition to your October 31 celebrations. A couple of weeks ago, we suggested a few ideas to help you dress up your home with beautiful flowers for Halloween. It’s not too late to order Halloween flowers, but if you’re going to go ahead, now would be a good time. Substituting flowers is a last resort for us (take a read of our substitution policy sometime), but our florists do all need to plan ahead to create your Halloween flowers.

 

Halloween flowers: Choose golds, yellows and bronzes

 

As a reminder, yellow-colored roses are a popular choice for Halloween flowers. They have two things going from them (aside from their sheer beauty, of course): First, they are bright and sunny, a warming color for late fall days; and second, they have no romantic connotations at all. They’re safe and pretty to decorate your porch or form an attractive table centerpiece.

 

Lilies, gerberas and sunflowers also come in “Halloween” colors. You can add red tones for a little fire to go with your Halloween ghosts and ghouls. We can still arrange same-day delivery of your Halloween flowers if you order by 1 p.m. local time where flowers are to be delivered, but the earlier you order, the better.

 

Order Halloween flowers now for the best results

 

Whether you want to order Halloween flowers or flowers for a Halloween birthday, we have you covered with our generous guarantee and bilingual customer service. We send Halloween flowers to cities through the Americas and, increasingly, to Asia and Europe too. You and your loved ones must be 100 percent satisfied with our garden-fresh, gorgeous blooms — or we’ll work with you until you are.

 

That’s just part of the daFlores difference and we look forward to serving you with amazing Halloween flowers.

Three flower-themed Halloween costumes

 

Now, daFlores doesn’t sell Halloween costumes (there are times when the thought crosses our minds, but we do believe in focusing on what we’re best at). But we look out every year and see amazing flower-themed costumes, both home-made and store-bought. Our Halloween flowers lean towards gold, bronze and yellow, but there are no such restrictions in flower-themed costumes. Here are a few that we’ll describe for your Halloween fun. Give you some ideas? We’re all for turning people into fans of flowers!

 

The classic flower costume: The kid (or, sometimes, adult) waddles around in a green foam tube. Either the hands stick out of holes or sleeves masquerade as leaves. Sometimes, you see this variant in green fabric, allowing a bit more flexibility of movement. A home-made version could easily be crafted from green leggings and a green shirt, plus maybe a bit of fabric for the leaves. In the commercial version, the head is surrounded by a big cheerful flower. At home, that same effect could be built from green-painted cardboard or stiffened fabric. Ever seen a kid dressed up as a peanut or slice of pizza outside a mall, swinging a sign? You get the idea.

 

Bumble bee: We’ve never seen a homemade one of these. These foam outfits are rather bulky, cheerful and unusual. The kid usually has cheeks painted with big red circles, though no bee we’ve ever seen has such an embellishment. Either way, this sweet yellow-and-black striped costume is topped with curly antennae and a big, happy grin. With tongue firmly in cheek, we also reckon kids learn coordination by compensating for their sticking-out bustles…or should that be buzzles?

 

Flower power: Often seen on adults, some of whom we suspect aren’t really in costume, flower power outfits feature flares, long hair (sometimes wigs), big, loud sunglasses and bright colors. These hippie types wear headbands, floral patches or tie-dye. Guitars are a common accessory, though they’re not too great for collecting candy. Whether these costumes are fact or fiction, we at daFlores appreciate anyone who appreciates flowers!

 

We hope you’ve enjoyed our ever-so-whimsical look at flower-themed costumes. DaFlores can’t do the costumes, but we can bring you bright, beautiful and lovely Halloween flowers to decorate your home and cheer your loved ones. Happy Halloween!

 

 

daFlores.com wishes you a Happy Halloween

Halloween flowers: Hopefully, the things that go bump in the night won’t be your daFlores flowers! One of the more fun holidays, Halloween is a festival of ghosts and ghouls and small children draped in sheets. Whether you love to make your own kids’ costumes or like to visit Halloween warehouses to pick out the perfect trick-or-treat, daFlores wishes you a happy Halloween.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Halloween flowers at parties and to say thank-you

 

If you’re hosting a Halloween party this year, we have a few suggestions for decorating with Halloween flowers. Fall-themed colors are orange and yellow, and you’ll find those shades in gerbera daisies, sunflowers and roses. There are no romantic connotations to yellow roses, so you can safely order a selection and use them in funky Halloween vases, thus bringing a little sweetness to the table. Or you can create a Halloween flower feature by placing a vase or two outside your front porch with a beautifully carved pumpkin.

 

Our fall collections are starting to come in now, and they make ideal Halloween flowers. Pick the country where you want them to be delivered and look through our bronzes and golds. Kids can get together to send mom some Halloween flowers or you can simply use them to brighten up the longer evenings.

 

daFlores.com guarantees week-long freshness for all our Halloween flowers

 

Regardless of the occasion, our guarantee that they’ll stay fresh a week or longer applies. While we don’t recommend filling the vase with candy, don’t forget that a little sugar or cut flower powder goes a long way towards extending the life of your Halloween flowers.

 

DaFlores delivers Halloween flowers right until October 31, but we’d suggest ordering early to avoid disappointments. If you let our florists plan ahead, they can get in supplies and make sure you get exactly what you ordered. Take care of this detail and we’re happy to say that our flowers aren’t ghosts: They’re a welcome and lovely addition to your Halloween decor.

Cities have flower shows, daFlores shows flowers year-round

We at daFlores.com love flower shows. Flower shows are fun, brimming with color and beautiful ideas. Last week, Greater Youngstown Area’s Garden Forum had its two-day flower show at the local visitor center. This is wedding season, so featured heavily here were displays of wedding flowers and other innovative designs. We at daFlores.com can supply the flowers for your wedding too, delivered to the door.

flower shows in the USAOur sprays of white and pink roses, lilies and other delicate delights provide tasteful accents for your special day. Each bouquet is lovingly handcrafted by experts, and constructed with the care that you need and have come to expect. We have bouquets for a bride and lovely designs that you can use to decorate an altar or center table. Need a formal setting for a bachelorette dinner? Look into our vases and pre-arranged options. You can even use flowers to thank your bridesmaids, new mother-in-law and other key people. How convenient is that?

The Garden Forum holds about five shows a year, which means it takes its blooms seriously. We at daFlores do that too, not just five times a year but every single day. We’re not noted for displaying our goods in flower shows, though; we’d rather hand-craft our beauties and send them to your loved ones! Whether you need flower deliveries for birthdays, anniversaries or to cheer someone up, we have the options you need. Choose the country and language you need, then browse our selections until you find something that’ll do the trick.

Choose daFlores for all your wedding and other floral needs, and you’ll never be disappointed. Lilies, baby’s breath and tender roses…we have them all, and all were growing fresh the morning of delivery. Pick daFlores for your special day, then sit back and relax as our experts look after you.

Alaska chooses a tiny forget-me-not as its special state flower

For all its grandeur and soaring mountains, the United States’ largest state chooses one of the smallest flowers as its state flower. The alpine forget-me-not, Myosotis alpestris, is a little blue flower that grows five to 12 inches high – appropriately enough, in alpine meadows. They bloom from late June to July – the best time to see Alaska, which has a very long winter. And you’ll find them in Denali National Park, which is one of the easier parks to reach and a little more geared towards  tourism than some of the wilder areas.

Tiny Forget me not

Tiny Forget-me-not

Legend has it that forget-me-nots were named by God when they, unnamed, cried out, “Don’t forget us.” Another says that they were created as a way to remind the world of the color of Mary’s eyes. Either way, these tiny flowers are among the few that bloom in a true blue shade. There are about 50 species in the Myosotis (mouse-ear) family, and not all are blue. You also find pink and white forget-me-nots. Little jewels in the grass, if you spot a forget-me-not it’s a sign that you’re in the moment and paying attention. If you’re distracted, then you’ll miss them. It’s a bit like stopping and smelling the roses.

Like roses, forget-me-nots have a romantic side, though you won’t find them in flower mixed bouquets – they’re really not grown commercially. In medieval times, knights are said to have used posies of forget-me-nots to remind their loves that they planned to come back from wars and battles. These days, we use roses, and of course daFlores has a wide range of beautiful roses that you can send to your own special amour (or your Mom or your kid sister). All are freshly arranged each morning to make the best, most beautiful impression possible.

 

Magical trees in a magical world

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Willow Tree

With the opening of the final Harry Potter movie, the Harry Potter era is finally coming to an end. The child actors are all grown up and launched into adulthood and successful careers. Voldemort is defeated and the Whomping Willow will whomp no more (in public). As our daFlores tribute to this special series of books and movies, let’s take a look at some magical trees found through the ages of fantasy novels.

Whomping Willow: The whomping willow is a particularly bad-tempered willow tree that Hogwarts students quickly learn to avoid. Those who come too close run the risk of being flogged by the swooping, swiping tree. Those who are clever (or wicked) can lure their enemies into the arms of the tree, which provides both humor and protection to the Harry Potter world.

Ents: In J.R.R. Tolkien’s magical world, ents are tree creatures, incredibly ancient, and a dying kind. In Middle Earth legend, the ent-wives left and are lost, never to come back. That means there are no entlings and no ent-romance. Ents move about as fast as growing oaks, which is to say not very fast at all, and the hobbits who encounter them are frustrated when they decide not to fight the evil forces. They show the ents the destruction done by Saruman, a good wizard turned bad, and the trees are infuriated so much that they start to battle the orcs.

Shannara: At the heart of the forest of Shannara is a single, amazing tree, the source of all life. The tree is dying. During the first Shannara legends, the hero quests to find the tree but it’s his companion who realizes that a sacrifice must be made to renew the magical tree.

Dryads: In Greek legends, dryads are tree-spirits. Taking a female form, the spirits dance and lure the unwary rather like sirens in the sea. Over time, the tree-spirits are said to have become sleepy and never dance any more. Tolkien also takes this idea and creates a magical forest that those nearby enter only at their own peril.

Ghost trees: In Rebecca’s World, there’s a city of glass, but all the trees have been burned down to make the glass. Unfortunately, by the time they realized that the trees kept evil Ghosts away from the people, it was too late. Only a few shelters remained. Rebecca has to find the last tree, harvest its seeds and make the trees come back. This 1970s children’s book is almost impossible to get hold of now, but its environmental theme is obvious.

We hope you’ve enjoyed this quick guide to magical trees. daFlores.com doesn’t sell whomping willows, fortunately, but we do craft magical flower arrangements with blooms that were growing that very morning. Visit daFlores.com  and see for yourself.

Five ways to use summer flowers from daFlores.com this sunny season

Summer barbecues, summer flowers

Use flowers at your family barbecues this summer. Place your table under a tree and set a gorgeous vase of daFlores.com sunflowers as a centerpiece. It’ll be a talking-point and add that perfect finishing touch. Contact us to see whether you can also send summer flowers to arrive during the barbecue (some restrictions apply). You can thank your host and enjoy her reaction as she receives your thank-you flowers!

Send summer flowers to Cancer, Leo and Virgo people

Do you know any Cancer, Leo or Virgo people? These people were all born in the period from midsummer to the start of fall. Wouldn’t they appreciate a beautiful summer flower delivery from daFlores.com? Go to our website,  flowers.daflores.com, and select the language and country of delivery. (We have translated our site into several languages for your convenience.) Pick out your flowers and then set delivery for their actual birthday.

Summer of love party

Do you remember the summer of love, more than 40 years ago? Chances are that, if you can, you’re a boomer. Throw a hippy-themed party with tie-dye tablecloths, groovy vases and a summer flower delivery or three. Hippies knew what they were talking about when they adopted flower power, and you can create flower power in your home with a fun event and carefully crafted flower arrangements. (We suggest bright, bold gerbera daisies and sunflowers, where available.)

Create your own tropical island

Mix a few cocktails, and don’t miss the umbrellas. DaFlores.com can supply the birds of paradise. Depending on where you live, we have gorgeous tropical flowers with flaming red and orange petals – the ideal complement to your personal tropical island. These make elegant gifts for men, too, and don’t forget our add-ons, such as bottles of wine. Send tropical flowers this summer and make a dream come true right at home.

Celebrate the end of summer

Whether you can’t wait for the kids to go back to school, or it’s just too hot, period, you can celebrate the end of summer with a flower delivery from daFlores.com. Either treat yourself or scheme with your kids to treat Mom, grandparents or your favorite aunt. Cool white flower symbolize the end of blazing heat and the blessed peace and quiet that comes from kids safely back behind desks.

No matter why you choose to send summer flowers, daFlores.com has you covered. Our 100 percent satisfaction guarantee promises your flowers will stay fresh for a week or more, and we have online and telephone customer service in English and Spanish. If you order by noon local time in the place of delivery, we can send same-day in most cases. A summer flower delivery from daFlores.com is crafted by expert florists with a decade or more of experience. And they bring in fresh flowers daily for your stunning summer flowers.

Send summer flowers with daFlores.com

Summer “officially” starts on June 21, but in many climates it begins much earlier. The season marks school vacations, barbecues and outdoor fun, but it’s also an ideal time to think about a summer flower delivery or two. The careful placement of flowers in your home welcomes guests, adds contrast to your decor and provides an all-important focal point when you hold those family get-togethers.

DaFlores  has plenty of options when you want to send summer flowers. At this time, sunflowers are bright and beautiful – and in season. Their large, cheerful blooms look great at the heart of arrangements or, as Leonardo da Vinci already proved, are amazing all by themselves. Choose one of our sunny arrangements when you send summer flowers for birthdays, as thank-you flowers and “just because.”

Roses are always in season and we also have these stunning summer flowers in golds and yellows. Summer roses come with all the options you expect when sending roses with daFlores; you can send them “loose” to be arranged in a favorite vase, as part of one of our arrangements with the vase already included, or you can pick out a lovely vase to send along with them. Or you can send some ice-white roses to provide a foil to that summer heat.

When you send summer flowers with daFlores, we guarantee they’ll remain fresh for a week. A summer flower delivery is the perfect finishing touch for your warm-season celebrations. We treat your summer bouquets with all the tenderness and care we use year-round.

No matter whether you’re sending to major destinations or somewhere much smaller, our flower shops in Sao Paulo, Monterrey and beyond all know just what to do. Using fresh summer flowers daily, our extended family provides the best and most gorgeous seasonal blossoms you will ever see.  You’ll never be disappointed when you choose daFlores for your summer flower delivery.

daFlores.com presents its 2011 Father’s Day collection

Father’s Day is coming up on June 19. For the observant, that means your Dad’s special holiday is just two week away. Given that daFlores.com can organize same-day delivery in many cases, we’re not phased by that at all, but we do suggest you get your Father’s Day gifts organized in plenty of time. The closer we creep to the Sunday after next, the busier our international flower shops get.

“What’s this?” we hear you say. “Florists get busy for Father’s Day?” Well, of course they do. Just think of your dad pottering around in his garden, growing vegetables or flowers or whatever his green thumb dictates. Dads around the world love flowers and plants, which is why daFlores has set up a Father’s Day section on our individual country pages.

Go ahead. Browse to http://flowers.daflores.com and pick the country where you’ll send Father’s Day goodies to Dad. Click the Father’s Day button at the top left and see a selection of fine-quality daFlores gifts and flowers that we reckon would make perfect Father’s Day gifts. Yellows and golds, tropical flowers and more are all sufficiently manly that they wouldn’t embarrass your dad. He’ll thank you for thinking outside the box.

There’s more, of course. With daFlores, we always give you more. Don’t forget you can add extras like a bottle of wine or chocolates during checkout. You can personalize these suggested Father’s Day gifts to provide something your Dad would love. You know him better than we do, and we know flowers. So, it’s a win-win situation. We each do something we’re great at, and the result is one happy Dad.

So, to recap, top left-hand corner of the country page. Click the Father’s Day button. Make your selections, customize the order, add a message and we’ll do the rest. The sooner the better but, no matter what, when you order Father’s Day flowers from daFlores, they’ll be the freshest your Dad will have ever seen. And we guarantee that with the signature daFlores 100 percent satisfaction guarantee for all your Father’s Day flowers.

Send the best Mother’s Day flowers to Venezuela with daFlores

Mother's Day Flowers to VenezuelaWhen you use daFlores to send flowers to Venezuela or any other country in the Americas, you’re sending the best. We’re gearing up to send Mother’s Day flowers now – in daFlores, that event takes place on May 8 – but, year-round, we are your perfect source for flower delivery in Venezuela. Here’s why.

Why send your flower delivery in Venezuela with daFlores

Simply put, we work with the best to provide the best. That means that your Mother’s Day flowers in Venezuela are lovingly crafted by experts who’ve been in the trade 10 years or more. We visit all our florists in Venezuela periodically, and only work with one partner per city or large neighborhood. This means that, when you send flowers to Venezuela or any other country in the Americas, you have the full, undivided attention of our florists. This is a good thing.

The second point for your Mother’s Day flowers in Venezuela is that our florists commit to bringing in fresh flowers every morning. You can trust daFlores to bring your loved ones a gorgeous, fresh flower delivery in Venezuela. There is no recycling on our watch! Whether you send lovely tropical flowers or just want a cheery mixed bouquet, we can make that happen for you.

How to arrange your Mother’s Day flowers in Venezuela

Browse to our website, flowers.daflores.com, and pick Venezuela from the list. You can also choose from English or Spanish customer service, online and offline; we’re always happy to help you send flowers to Venezuela or any other country in the Americas and will answer any questions you have. Browse through our Mother’s Day flowers section and see what you like. Click your favorite bouquet, add a message and delivery details, and add extras like chocolates and wine, if you like.

Within minute, you’ll sending flowers to Venezuela (or any other country in the Americas, for that matter). Now, wasn’t that easy? To delight your mom on Mother’s Day, send her some gorgeous Mother’s Day flowers from daFlores. We guarantee that, when you send flowers to Venezuela or any other country in the Americas, they’ll be right every time. That 100 percent guarantee of satisfaction is one of the mainstays of our flower delivery in Venezuela.

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