The United States Postal Service is noted for its pretty stamp flowers, in the “forever” series. The cost of a first-class stamp is now 49 cents, and letter-senders can save a little cash by stocking up on forever stamps without the fuss of adding 1-cent stamps to make up the difference. Over the holidays there was a poinsettia stamp, there’s been an heirloom flower set of stamps, and now there’s a new set. Read on for to learn more.
It’s hard to believe that spring is coming when the weather is still cold and there’s still snow and ice in some places, but it really is on the way. And when spring is on the way, gardeners put on their thinking caps and figure out a plan for their growing season. For some, that includes using the time-honored technique of planting special flowers to deter bugs, known as companion planting. Don’t believe us? Here are some of those bug-repelling…
Now that Valentine’s Day is over, and all the lovely candy has been relegated to the 50 percent off pile, it’s time to take a look at what’s coming in the flower-sending calendar so that you’re not caught out. Here are the next few flower-sending opportunities that you can use to give yourself or a loved one a treat. There’s nothing that welcomes the spring more than a bouquet of fresh flowers, so why not take a look at our…
Happy Easter to all our readers. We at daFlores would like to wish you all a very beautiful Easter—or whatever else you celebrate on this day. Because Easter is also the same as spring, Passover, solstice, and a whole bunch of other fresh-start holidays. And for some, today is just another day. That’s ok. We wish you a happy March 31, in that case.
A day or so ago you may have noticed a short flurry of activity in the newspapers and on TV, letting us know that it was once again spring. While some parts of the world might debate this—they’re still under snow—the seasons did turn with the spring solstice earlier this week, and that means Easter is well and truly on the way.
In the United Kingdom, spring is in full swing with the emergence of snowdrops and crocuses. The first spring flowers are always snowdrops—little white bells that often poke up from the snow, giving their name a double meaning. But the bright yellow and purple crocuses are seldom far behind, so that even when there’s snow and ice, there’s also that promise of spring.
Today marks four weeks until Easter. Lent is well underway and this season of renewal and beauty is coming soon. You can shop for Easter flowers early from the daFlores spring collection, or just look through our selections to see what kinds of flowers you’d like to send for Easter.
Flowers make everything better, is what we’ve always said. So when we find a local city that thinks the same, we’re all ears. In this case, the story is about a lady who, for three decades, planted thousands of cheerful daffodils alongside the
An early spring is here, according to various news sources; in fact, it’s the earliest spring they’ve seen for years. Of course, that isn’t true across the board: Some areas are still under snow, while desert areas turn on spring just as soon as the first cold snap of the New Year is over. There’s something about that initial bitter cold that tells the flowers it’s time to start peeking their noses through the earth.
We continue our quick guide to the busiest flower holidays of the year and hope you’ll find it useful for planning ahead in 2013. Today we’re going to run from May through August, giving you plenty of time to plan ahead for spring and summer flower-giving.