Depending on where you are in the country, leaf peeping season is just starting, or it’s well underway. If you’re lucky, bright sunshine will heighten the vivid golds and reds that fall brings, before the leaves end up rustling underfoot. If you’re not so lucky, drenching rain makes this time of year a little unpleasant, but the sight of changing foliage is pretty, and marks the start of the holidays. When leaves stop producing green chlorophyll, they turn different colors…
If there’s one fruit that tells you it’s fall, that would be the apple. The apple season is in full swing at this time of year, with fresh, crispy fruit appearing in abundance. Old games like bobbing for apples appear. Then there are apple festivals, giant vats of apple butter and sauce to be made, and there’s definitely that old adage about an apple a day keeps the doctor away. There’s a germ of truth in this, of course.
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.
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.
If you’re lucky enough to live in a part of the world where flowers can still blossom, you can brighten up your fall borders with some yellow flowers. The color is just perfect for this time of year, when oranges and golds are common. Bright yellow flowers take the edge off the coldness coming up and add a little bit of cheer as we plummet into the holiday season.
The September solstice arrived just a few days ago, after a pretty new Harvest Moon that we hope you enjoyed. Over here in the northern hemisphere, the weather is changing and nights are crisp and chilly. Thoughts turn to pumpkin pie, the harvest and coming holiday season, and some of us might be feeling a little dull after the warmth and fun of the summer gives way to school and stress.
Welcome to the third and final part of our quick guide to 2013’s flower-giving holidays and opportunities. Today we’ll be covering fall and the holiday season, i.e. September through December. While those months are far ahead, knowing when the special dates are helps you plan ahead, mark your calendars and set those electronic alerts so your loved ones never miss a chance to see how much you care.
Halloween is just 10 days away and marks the first of the classic fall holidays. It’s now time to order your fall flowers in time for All Hallow’s Eve. Darker days and the imminent end of daylight savings mark the changing of the seasons. Why not brighten up your day with some cheerful fall flowers for Halloween? We’ve put on our thinking caps and come up with three simple ideas to incorporate flowers this October 31.
With under a week to the beginning of October, let’s look ahead to what the month has in store. Apart from Halloween and general Fall flower-giving, there are plenty of opportunities to send flowers in October and delight someone you know.
In parts of the world, Fall is already well advanced. The “official” start of Fall, the September solstice, is just two days away on September 22. Once that moment has passed, we start looking ahead to all the wonderful adventures and holidays that the cooler weather