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Month: August 2012

Looking ahead to September holidays

Looking ahead to September holidays

September is just coming up and with it is the fall solstice, the “official” start of fall. The beginnings of cool weather are here already and the nights might be drawing in. The perfect antidote to cold-weather blues is a beautiful daFlores flower delivery—so we’ll take a look ahead and see what good excuses you have to send flowers to your loved ones in the

Connecticut’s state flower is the mountain laurel

Connecticut’s state flower is the mountain laurel

We continue our series on state flowers and symbols with Connecticut, the third smallest state by area in the United States. Not daunted by size, the state of Connecticut has chosen the mountain laurel, Kalmia latiflora, as its state flower. It also has a state tree, the

Onam festival in India is a big flowery deal

Onam festival in India is a big flowery deal

The Onam festival is a huge harvest festival in the Indian state of Kerala. Flowers play an enormous part in the Onam festival, including the creation of several flower carpets. In a way, this is also a new year celebration that falls in a month that roughly corresponds to August-September. The 10-day festival celebrates a specific Vishnu legend and the 2012 festival is

Flowers in your hair

Flowers in your hair

There probably isn’t anyone over the age of about 20 who hasn’t heard the song “San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Flowers in Your Hair).” In fact, we just bet even hearing the title gives you an earworm. The famous song, crooned by Scott McKenzie in 1967, has become a symbol of the flower power movement and hippie era. It was also credited with bringing tens of thousands of young people to the city of San Francisco, culminating with the

5 reasons to send flowers online in August

5 reasons to send flowers online in August

August still has nearly 10 days left, and there are still plenty of opportunities to send flowers online this month. Whether you pick just-because flowers or prefer to have an excuse, well…here are some excuses you can use to bring joy to your loved ones. Enjoy!

Valentine’s Day in China is the Night of Sevens and Skills

Valentine’s Day in China is the Night of Sevens and Skills

August 23 is Valentine’s Day in China. This special occasion is unique among all the Valentine’s Days we at daFlores.com service because it relies on the Chinese lunar calendar. Specifically, Valentine’s Day in China is the seventh day of the seventh lunar month, which in 2012 falls

Brussels replaces its carpet of flowers, using African theme

Brussels replaces its carpet of flowers, using African theme

Brussels, Belgium is the heart of the European government and it first installed a carpet of flowers in 1971. The carpet of flowers is replaced every two years and now that time has come around. The latest flower carpet was unveiled last week and August 19 marked its last day. It has flowers in an

It’s not too soon to think about sending fall flowers

It’s not too soon to think about sending fall flowers

With the possible exception of the desert southwest, where summer clings on with both hands and won’t let go, cooler weather is just around the corner. In the northern hemisphere, the “official” start of fall, i.e. the September solstice, is just over a month away, along with harvest festivals and other traditional

Vertical gardens: An unusual approach to hotel lobbies

Vertical gardens: An unusual approach to hotel lobbies

We recently learned that a certain hotel chain is now not just relying on vases of flowers in its lobbies—it’s building entire vertical gardens. We think that’s a great idea, and we wonder if those of you who are hotel owners or even have a business with a reception area could take something from that

State flowers: The state flower of Colorado is the rocky mountain columbine

State flowers: The state flower of Colorado is the rocky mountain columbine

The state flower of Colorado is the rocky mountain columbine. This lavender beauty goes by lots of different names, ranging from its Latin name Aquilegia saximontana to the alpine columbine, alpine dwarf columbine, or the dwarf blue columbine. While it’s called blue in its name, the color of blossoms is actually