It hardly seems any time at all since we were excitedly announcing our 800,000th Like on Facebook—and now we’re at 900,000. DaFlores’ growth in social media and as a company never ceases to delight us, simply because it’s one of the ultimate votes of confidence.
Iowa is the next state in our state flowers series, and the state flower of Iowa is the wild rose. Now, we at daFlores spend a lot of time handling roses, from single red roses to roses by the dozen, but the wild rose is something else and might be said to be where every florist began. Let’s talk about Iowa and its state symbol, the wild rose.
One Michigan city, Portage, has its own answer to beautifying the area; it designates an annual flower planting day. On Portage’s flower planting day, volunteers flock together to plant hundreds of flowers in a designated area. This year, the library and City Hall area benefited from this time. Petunias, snapdragons, ornamental grasses and other flowers were on the planting list.
Flowers can help keep down aphids, a study in Washington State has discovered. We’ve talked in the past about the different benefits of flowers, including reducing crime and soothing troubled people, but this is a new one. The University of Washington study, recently published in scientific journal “Biological Control,” focused on what planting complementary plants could do.
We’ve talked about the titan arum before. Not only is this monster one of the largest flowers in the world, the consensus is that it’s the stinkiest. In the news this week, we’ve heard that no fewer than two titan arums, also known as the corpse flower, have flowered or about to.
The state flower of Indiana is the pretty peony, a delightful flowering shrub that is found brightening up the state’s gardens. Also known as the paeony, peony is also the name for a whole family, or genus, of flowers, which has approximately 25 to 40 species, depending on whom you ask.
Tomorrow, as you know, is Mother’s Day in many of the countries that daFlores serves. If you’re a mom, we’d just like to wish you a very happy Mother’s Day and we hope that your loved ones have made it into a day to remember.
We continue our run-up to Mother’s Day with more unusual Mother’s Day stories. See the bottom of this article for information on last-minute Mother’s Day flowers.
As Mother’s Day rapidly approaches, the news is full of gift ideas and last-minute plans for Mother’s Day. We hope that by now, though, you’ve made your thoughtful selections and ordered your Mother’s Day flowers. It’s therefore time to relax and take a look around the Web for some of the more unusual Mother’s Day stories we’ve found.
If you haven’t ordered flowers or made special arrangements for Mother’s Day 2013, now is the time. Mom’s special date is now less than a week away, and with florists getting busier by the minute, if you want to avoid disappointment or substitutions, please place your order immediately.