September solstice: Time to get ready for fall

September solstice: Time to get ready for fall

The September solstice takes place on September 23, 2014, at 02:29 Universal Coordinated Time. For most of us in the Americas, that means it will be sometime tomorrow; you can easily look it up online if you don’t know what time that is for you.

Mixed hand-tied bouquetWhether you’re north or south of the equator, the length of night and day will be roughly the same. The equinoxes happen twice a year, once in March and this one in September, and are two of the four “sun” events that also include the June and December solstices.

For us here at daFlores, in Florida, the solstice means we’re heading into Fall. If you’re south of the equator, in places like Argentina, then you’re heading into Spring. The solstices are one of the world’s great dividing lines, and let us mentally prepare for what comes ahead—harvesting or planting.

For our part, the solstice is where we first start to think about the holidays. It’ll be another month before Halloween, the first of the traditional fall celebrations, takes place, but this is when we start to release our fall flower collections and put out gold and yellow flowers that match the season.

There are many reasons to celebrate the solstice, but the biggest one, we think, is to simply brighten your house in the knowledge that winter is coming. Our mellow-toned fall flowers set the scene and create an area of beauty in your home. You can also use them to greet people with Libra birthdays and just-because.

Simply browse to our website, choose the country where you’ll be sending your flowers, and work through the simple steps to make ordering easy. We look forward to helping you brighten your home this fall.

Will you be celebrating the solstice in any way this year? What will you be doing?

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