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Plant bulbs in fall for a spring garden

Plant bulbs in fall for a spring garden

Fall is flower bulb time. Unlike seeds, this is a last little bit of gardening maintenance you can do in order to prepare for spring. There’s something special about browsing the garden centers and finding the best bulbs to put into the earth now, before frost runs amok with the dirt. Bulbs sometimes provide the first color of spring, don’t need particularly warm weather, and are a sign of hope when it’s been cold and dreary for so very long.

3 unusual Halloween flower tips (and a bonus)

3 unusual Halloween flower tips (and a bonus)

October is the month of Halloween, as should be very obvious the minute you walk into any store. Orange is suddenly the color to be seen in, and chocolate the snack of choice. Here at daFlores, we got to thinking about how you can use flowers at Halloween, and we came up with some ideas. Read on for a fun and outside-the-box look at Halloween and flowers.

Celebrate National Physicians Assistant Day with flowers

Celebrate National Physicians Assistant Day with flowers

Physicians’ Assistant Day is this October 6. PAs are often your first contact with anyone in a clinic, and are qualified to perform some procedures and assess you for referrals. They are important people in the medical trade, and chances are that you have come across one in your life. Or you might actually work in a medical office and know first-hand the role they take.

October flower holidays

October flower holidays

It’s that time again—we’re coming up to the month of October, so it’s time to take a look at some of the special flower-giving occasions coming ahead. First and foremost, don’t forget to send birthday flowers to your favorite October birthday people; Libras and Scorpios share this month, and flowers will always be a perfect gift. But there’s more, of course. Read on to discover…

Nebraska state flower: Goldenrod

Nebraska state flower: Goldenrod

Nebraska’s state flower is the goldenrod, which happens to be the same flower as Kentucky. As we already covered Kentucky in our state flowers series, we’ll take a look at the state tree, the pretty cottonwood, and the state grass, the little bluestem. (It seems appropriate, after all, that this prairie state has an official state grass.)

Celebrate National Good Neighbors Day

Celebrate National Good Neighbors Day

September 28 is National Good Neighbors Day. This day is one where you can acknowledge your neighbors and get to know those around you. If you were lucky enough to live in a place where neighbors would keep an eye on things while you were on vacation, or where they sit outside and exchange stories on the porch, we’re glad. But not all of you have been so lucky, so Good Neighbors Day got its start to highlight why it’s…

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Australian Carnival of Flowers in Toowoomba

Australian Carnival of Flowers in Toowoomba

We know how wonderful flower festivals are, so when we find a new one we like to talk about it. In this case, it’s the 65th Carnival of Flowers in Toowoomba, Australia, about 80 miles west of Brisbane in the State of Queensland. The fact that Toowoomba is named The Garden City should give some clues as to why the festival took place there!

Boston Flower Exchange may be sold

Boston Flower Exchange may be sold

Flowers have a lot of value. For most, that value comes in the delight of their colors, aromas and receiving a giant, beautifully crafted armful of blossoms at the door. For others, that value has a whole different meaning. An unknown bidder recently offered $35 million for the Boston Flower Exchange.

Flower gardens for fall

Flower gardens for fall

This time of year is typically when people start to wind down their flower gardens, but in many of the milder climates you can grow flowers right through into November. Some flowers look delicate, but are actually quite hardy. If you want your garden to grow beautiful flowers later than you expected, you can pay a visit to your local garden center and ask what will grow locally. Below are some suggestions.