Flower festivals are truly a worldwide thing. This time, we’ve found one in Kathmandu, Nepal, which starts next week. The Floriculture Association of Nepal—very appropriately called FAN—is going to be organizing a flower exhibition timed to match the Hindu Tihar festival.
Mexican Independence Day is September 16th. For all the Mexicans in your life, whether they live in Mexico or abroad, this is a time to celebrate, party, and be proud of their country. Known as Grito de Dolores, this special day commemorates a day in history that brought Mexico to the position it’s in now—a sovereign country.
The last time we wrote about state flowers, it was about the state flower of Missouri. This time, we’ll talk about the state flower of Montana, which is next up on our list. That would be the bitterroot, a strange-sounding choice on the face of it, but it makes sense when you consider that it’s native to the state.
September will soon be upon us, the month in which it becomes fall or spring, depending on which side of the globe you call home. September has a number of fun holidays that you can mark with parties and flowers, including the solstice, grandparents’ day, and Labor Day. We covered the last one with our previous blog post, so let’s move on to some of the more unusual celebrations of September.
In the United States, summer is neatly sandwiched between two public holidays—Memorial Day in May, and Labor Day in September. In the center is the Fourth of July, and the whole season is dedicated to barbecues, outdoor adventures, and freedom from school. Now, at this time of year, the kids are either back at school or soon will be, and the summer season is drawing to a close with Labor Day coming up on September 1st.
Mother’s Day in Costa Rica is coming up on August 15th. If your mom is in Costa Rica, or you’re in Costa Rica and she isn’t, you’ll need to hustle to get your Mother’s Day flowers together in time. Fortunately, daFlores is there to save the day, and if you order now you’ll be able to make your mother or the mother of your children smile next Friday, just in time.
Flowers have been introduced to a southern English park in an effort to reduce crime—and it’s worked. The flower garden was funded by a £5,000 police grant and has gone far already to prove that beautifying an area can do wonders for morale and a general sense of peace.
Bonsai has just gone into the upper atmosphere. Yes, you heard that right. Japanese artist Azuma Makato has produced several beautiful bonsai trees and flower arrangements and has sent them into orbit as part of an art experiment. He and a team of 10 traveled from Japan to Nevada to send up two separate helium balloons to the very edges of our atmophere.
Cousins’ Day is coming up on July 24th—just one week from today. If you’re anything like us, your cousins might not have lived just next door, but they were always a strong part of the family. Cousins offer a different perspective on life; different parents, different home, but still the same clan. So what better time than Cousins’ Day to show some appreciation of those family members?
If you’re living in the desert west or southwest, the monsoon is a familiar July issue. It show up like clockwork in early July, creating heavy thunderstorms, rain, flash flood and, worst of all, humidity. But the flip side of the monsoon is that it feeds flowers—not just at this time of year, but also the water that pours in one year will produce next year’s spring flowers.