Wedding Flowers for Every Season

Wedding Flowers for Every Season

A Bride’s Guide to Wedding Flowers for Every Season The first glance; the drumming of your nervous heart as you walk down the aisle, surrounded by familiar faces; the passionate brush of your lips against theirs – there are so many moments you will remember and cherish forever at your wedding. But the anxiety-provoking anticipation and preparation often overshadow the impending feelings of euphoria, the forever matrimony of yourself and your best friend. From carefully curating a flawless menu everyone…

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daFlores – How to Make a Corsage

daFlores – How to Make a Corsage

Flower Crafts 101: How to Make a Corsage Wedding season, prom season, whatever you want to call it — spring is here, and florals are making a major statement. Not only are the gorgeous buds appearing in every spring designer line and blooming all around you, but flowers play a role in several upcoming events as well. We want to teach you how to make a corsage for the bridal party in your sister’s wedding, your daughter and her besties…

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daFlores – Flowers for Every Occasion

daFlores – Flowers for Every Occasion

Through the Laughter and the Tears — Flowers for Every Occasion Stumped on what type of gift is appropriate for a funeral? Want your partner to know you truly put thought into your V-Day present this year? Need a thank you gift that fully expresses your gratitude? Say what you really mean with flowers — for every occasion. Fresh blooms, in our humble opinion, are the best way to send a message, whether that message is heartfelt, empathetic, or even…

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Flower power for gender equality on Women’s Day

Flower power for gender equality on Women’s Day

Thanks to marching suffragettes a hundred years ago, women in the United States will be able to vote this election year. Carrie Chapman Catt would have liked to see that a woman, Hillary Clinton, is on the presidential ballot, just as Martin Luther King, Jr. would have liked to see the African-American Barack Obama get elected. Will this be the year that the nation defeats sexism in the White House, like it did with racism? International Women’s Day is on…

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Surprise that special someone living abroad with flowers from daFlores.com

Surprise that special someone living abroad with flowers from daFlores.com

Back before the instant connection offered by WhatsApp and Skype video calls, I had to wait by the mailbox to connect with my oh-so-far-away boyfriend. My hands trembled opening the envelopes. But when one day the doorbell rang and a beautiful bouquet was thrust in my hands, I thought my heart would thud out of my chest. Flowers, for me? Awww, he shouldn’t have… No girl really means that. You most definitely should send flowers. And technology makes it so…

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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.