gardens

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

Gardens make life better

Flowers have been introduced to a southern English park in an effort to reduce crime—and it’s worked. The flower garden was funded by a £5,000 police grant and has gone far already to prove that beautifying an area can do wonders for morale and a general sense of peace. Continue reading

American agave flowers after 80 years

What would it be like if you lived 80 years, bloomed briefly, and then died? All that time spent getting ready for your one main event…it’s kind of sad, when you think about it. Well, that’s the fate of a rare American agave plant that finally came into its own in Michigan. Read on to find out more about this once-in-a-lifetime event. Continue reading

Towers of flowers with daFlores

You’ve heard of towers of treats, haven’t you? We even offer a few variants on that, mostly in the form of gift baskets and sets. But we’re talking about those gift-wrapped stacks of boxes, all tied with a beautiful bow, that make you go “wow” when you see them. Well, there’s a gentleman we just found out about who made something like that—with flowers. Continue reading

California, Michigan welcome corpse flowers

It’s stinky-time in Michigan and California, as two universities with two pet corpse flowers prepare for their charges to bloom. The corpse flower, so-named because of its obnoxious stench, only blooms once every few years to few decades, depending on how much energy the plant has accumulated. The unusual flowering is expected, as always, to draw a crowd. Continue reading

Carnivorous flowers: Great for viewing, not for gifting

Not all flowers are quite perfect for “saying it with flowers,” and carnivorous plants fall into that category. Even so, we at daFlores are fascinated by all types of flowers and plants, so today we’ll be bringing you report about a recent carnivorous plant festival in San Francisco’s Conservatory of Flowers. Continue reading

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. Continue reading