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Month: February 2012

Take a Leap on February 29, The Day Ladies Can Propose

Take a Leap on February 29, The Day Ladies Can Propose

In this day and age, women can probably propose marriage any time they want, but at daFlores.com we still get the impression that it’s the guy who usually likes to do the asking. Even so, something a bit special is coming up this Wednesday; February 29 is an extra “leap day” that doesn’t exist three years out of four. The tradition here is for the ladies to propose marriage to their men on this day. Will you? So why do…

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International Women’s Day is Just Around the Corner

International Women’s Day is Just Around the Corner

The annual celebration of women and their accomplishments, International Women’s Day, is just around the corner. International Women’s Day, or IWD, takes place on March 8 and is a true international event; the overall theme this year is “Connecting Girls, Inspiring Futures,” but individual countries and organizations pick their own themes, too. The special occasion was first observed in the early 20th century, and has even grown to be an official observance roughly equivalent to Mother’s Day in some places….

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Round and Round the Garden With Spring Garden Tours

Round and Round the Garden With Spring Garden Tours

It’s garden tour time! Starting in the south and working north as spring starts to happen, garden tours are taking place around the country. One example is in Los Angeles, which has an entire season of garden events designed to encourage people to beautify their yards and show some pride in the neighborhood. It kicks off with a self-driven caravan to three specialized garden centers: one each for drought-tolerant plants and succulents, native plants and irises, and then a professional…

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Gardens Present and Past: Archaeological Gardens Come to Life

Gardens Present and Past: Archaeological Gardens Come to Life

Maybe you’ve heard of Ramat Rahel, the site of an ancient palace in the Judah of Biblical times. Archaeologists, scientists and gardeners have worked together to create the technological equivalent of a miracle. The 2,500-year-old royal garden has been recreated, its form put together based on excavated pollen. The result is full of exotic flowers and ancient color. Ramat Rahel lies above Jerusalem, about halfway between old Bethlehem and Jerusalem. For nearly 1600 years people have lived here, gardening, living…

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Spring is Coming, Get Ready With Spring Flowers

Spring is Coming, Get Ready With Spring Flowers

Spring is just around the corner; in some parts of the world, the loveliest season is here already. Spring starts in the far southern parts of the northern hemisphere and pushes up shoots from bulbs. We’ll soon be seeing tulips in daFlores’ flower stores, lovely, colorful bells that they are. In the desert southwest, the flowers keep close to the ground to protect themselves from harsh winds, but they are definitely around. Once February is out of the way, and…

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Social Media and Flowers: DaFlores’ 350th Like

Social Media and Flowers: DaFlores’ 350th Like

DaFlores.com welcomed its 350,000th Facebook “like” in the last day or so. How cool is that? When we first started on Facebook, around two years ago, “Likes” were still called “Friends” or “Fans” and we had no inkling of how fast we’d grow. We’ve been steadily marking each milestone as we go along, and yet it’s only a few weeks since we marked the 300,000th like. We’re so proud to serve you on Facebook! It’s our job to be as…

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Happy Valentine’s Day from daFlores

Happy Valentine’s Day from daFlores

In just an hour or so, Valentine’s Day is coming to the Americas; it’s already there in Europe and Asia. We hope you’ll enjoy this annual festival of love, romance, and friendship, and that you’ve gotten all your dream flowers ordered and on the way. For daFlores.com, this is always an exceptionally busy time of year, but it’s also one of our favorites. The Valentine’s Day holiday has something to offer everyone: What’s not to like in a day dedicated…

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Surprise your loved ones with day-after Valentine’s Day flowers

Surprise your loved ones with day-after Valentine’s Day flowers

Whether you’ve arranged Valentine’s Day flowers or not, why not take advantage of daFlores’ week-long freshness guarantee and order flowers for after Valentine’s Day too? Whether you arrange for an extra set of flowers to arrive the day after Valentine’s Day or schedule them for a week after, you can extend the love and delight for another week at least. Our secret is that we only work with florists who guarantee they’ll use fresh flowers daily. That, in turn, allows…

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Valentine’s Day events planned at local museums

Valentine’s Day events planned at local museums

If you’re short on something to do this weekend, and want to enjoy a little bit of Valentine’s Day fun, look to your local museum. Across the country this weekend, dozens of museums and art galleries are holding special events to celebrate Valentine’s Day (and, of course, raise money). A couple of weeks ago, we showed you how an art gallery was running a special singles’ night; others take the approach more of a family day out that introduces kids…

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Beer and chocolate, a Valentine’s Day marriage made in heaven?

Beer and chocolate, a Valentine’s Day marriage made in heaven?

Let’s step back a moment to our series about Valentine’s Day celebrations, and talk about chocolate beer. No, really; chocolate beer. Kansas City, Missouri recently went crazy for a new beer, Boulevard Chocolate Ale. It ran out just as soon as stores got it in. There must be some kind of a beer grapevine in the city, because that magical beer was harder to come by than snow in a Florida July. You can just imagine what was going through…

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