Last night we watched an old cult classic about a flower that just got bigger and bigger, and more and more dangerous. It’s so unusual to have a movie where flowers are man-eating, talking and hungry, but we thought you’d enjoy this look at some of the more unusual movies that have, somewhere along the lines, featured flowers. Luckily, you’ll find none of these at daFlores!
We continue our state flowers series today with Louisiana and Mississippi. The state flower of both is the magnolia grandiflora, a gorgeous flowering tree that produces giant buds and then bold, delightful flowers. You just know that the people of Louisiana have beauty and the senses in mind, don’t you?
If you’re ever in Viet Nam and have an opportunity to see the beautiful flower gardens at Da Lat, be aware that they do not have the most beautiful history. In fact, the gardens were planted by prisoners undergoing forced labor, under the then French government in the 1930s. We came across an interview with the last known survivor of that French colonial period, and found it so fascinating that we thought we’d share.
It’s Sunday, which means it’s time to talk about Valentine’s Day again. With the special romantic holiday now just over two weeks away, we’d like to explain why now is the time to order Valentine’s Day flowers. Basically, the clock is ticking, and if you don’t act soon, your special sweetheart could end up disappointed.
When you think of busy airports, you think maybe of stress and people rushing around and even the airport equivalent of road rage. Well, in Nigeria, the aviation ministry has come up with a solution to that: airport flowers. They are planning to spent 208 million naira (the Nigerian currency) to beautify five main airports in the African country.
On January 26, 1788, the “First Fleet” of the British ships arrived on the shores of Sydney Harbor, marking the first time anyone from outside had set step on the Australian coast. In years to come Britain would colonize the great continent of Australia, first using it for prisoners and later, as a fine place to live. Those first immigrants are celebrated on Australia Day, which is now just a few days away.
There are now only about four more weeks until Valentine’s Day; just under, in fact. For this week’s look at celebrating Valentine’s Day, we’ll talk abou the three most romantic ways you can celebrate the festival of love this February 14.
Flowers may become extinct, but that doesn’t mean they are gone forever. In Myanmar, there has been a discovery lately of a beautiful extinct flower encased in amber. Its prison is also its preserver, and we think it’s fascinating to see something that lived so many thousands of years ago.
National Hugging Day is coming up in January 21. This special day was created to pass on warm hugs and appreciation and, presumably, to fill the world with warm fuzzies. There are all sorts of unusual holidays that pass our radar because they’re not days off, but this one fits so well with what we do in flower delivery that we just had to write about it.
We like to look through international news to find you flower stories, because flower stories are of universal appeal. One news item we found out of India was that the mango blossoms in the Krishna district of Vijayawada were in full swing, making us think of the cherry blossom festivals in Japan and on the American East coast; it’s cause for celebration.