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7 Fun Facts about Mother’s Day in Guatemala

7 Fun Facts about Mother’s Day in Guatemala

Mother’s Day in Guatemala: Traditions, Customs & More for The Upcoming Holiday Spring is here, which means Mother’s Day in Guatemala is quickly approaching. Don’t forget to send your mother or the mother of your children the best, most beautiful flowers available. DaFlores Mother’s Day flowers are hand-crafted by hand-chosen artisans; we personally visit all our florists to ensure they meet your exacting standards. Mother’s Day in Guatemala is a special holiday, possibly more so than it is in other…

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Anne of Green Gables Flowers

Anne of Green Gables Flowers

Flowers in Anne of Green Gables: How Anne Loves her Garden Have you ever read Anne of Green Gables? On a recent revisit to that old but delightful classic, we realized something about little red-haired Anne. She loves, absolutely loves, gardens and flowers. We experience, through her eyes, a colorful world filled with natural beauty. Anne of Green Gables features flowers of several varieties, mentioning them in speak, alluding to them in passing, and bringing them into the visual interpretation…

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Yule flowers

Yule flowers

December 21 marks one of the turning-points of the year. The days seem more or less equal; the closer you are to the equator, the more true that is. For the northern hemisphere, we have our shortest night and we get a smidgen more light every night until the third week in June. In the southern hemisphere, it’s the exact opposite: the days get shorter and the nights longer.

Christmas cactus

Christmas cactus

A Christmas cactus is part of a seasonally-named cactus group that springs into action about the time of certain holidays. (Easter and Thanksgiving cacti are two more examples.) But if your cactus never buds up or show flowers, here are a few ideas to give it a boost.

St. Nicholas’ Day

St. Nicholas’ Day

Today, December 6, is St. Nicholas Day. (Eastern Christians celebrate on the 19th.) In most of Europe, this is a religious festival, the feast day of St. Nicholas. However, Dutch kids will leave out clogs to receive candy and money, and many other kids will leave out shoes for the same purpose. It’s rather like the Christmas stockings we hang, in fact. Of course, there’s a tradition of leaving out carrots and cookies—though it’s not for reindeer, it’s for the…

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Plan your holiday flowers

Plan your holiday flowers

With Thanksgiving behind us now for another year, we hope you’re not getting too stressed out in the Black Friday crowds and found some good bargains. If you’re considering bringing greenery and beauty into your life for the holiday season, read on. Now is when the season starts in earnest, and if you order your holiday flowers early, you’ll be able to enjoy the passing days to Christmas, Yule or New Year without that nagging thought that you haven’t quite…

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Advent flowers

Advent flowers

Sunday, November 30, is the first day of Advent. For the next four Sundays, special services will count down the time to Christmas. This is a lovely time of year that speaks to the spiritual nature of the holidays. Some light a candle on an Advent arrangement; others find that a perfect way to celebrate is to order flowers for each Sunday of Advent.

Flowers for ballet

Flowers for ballet

We’ve been fascinated to discover, recently, that when flowers appear at the end of a ballet, they’re subject to some very special, die-hard rules. For example, at London’s Royal Ballet, men don’t typically get flower bouquets unless they’re dressed up as female characters. There was a bit of a flutter recently when, after getting special dispensation from the director, men did, in fact, receive flowers on-stage.

Last-minute Thanksgiving flowers

Last-minute Thanksgiving flowers

It is now less than a week to Thanksgiving. Where has the time gone, you might ask…where, indeed. In our busy lives, it’s often difficult to take care of everything, but if you’re reading this now, you can definitely still order Thanksgiving flowers from daFlores.

San Francisco underwater 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.