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Beautiful orchids at the Pacific Orchid Expo

Beautiful orchids at the Pacific Orchid Expo

Orchids are many and varied, and some are so rare that people have paid millions for a specimen. If you’re in the San Francisco area right now, you might be able to see a few—not millions, perhaps, but hundreds of different types at the Pacific Orchid Expo. Read on and we’ll tell you a little about this special exhibition of these equally special flowers.

Orchid mantis resembles flower for protection and prey

Orchid mantis resembles flower for protection and prey

It’s a weird and wonderful world we live in, but when it comes to weird and wonderful, you really can’t beat the orchid mantis. This strange and exotic bug attracts prey by resembling a flower. It’s the only critter that is known to do so. Taking the idea of a stick insect and other such vegetation-resemblers a step further, the orchid mantis simply sits there and waits for other bugs to land on it, and become dinner.

How one family turned their tropical paradise into a tropical flower paradise

How one family turned their tropical paradise into a tropical flower paradise

They don’t just have beautiful flowers in Guam, they thrive because of their beautiful flowers. But for one family, that turned into a bit of a surprise. The Murphy family started growing tropical blooms on their one-acre property in Santa Rita, Guam, and ended up creating a sort of “buy local” trade in cut flowers.

When a flower is too fiery: An amusing tale from Iowa

When a flower is too fiery: An amusing tale from Iowa

We have an interesting and unusual flower story for you coming right out of Iowa. We didn’t know it was possible for a flower to get too hot, but a homeowner out in the Des Moines area found out otherwise when a man’s flower pot spontaneously combusted. Everyone got out of the house safely and the flaming flower was put out–but not before causing a large amount of

Order early: Don’t miss out on the joys of Valentine’s Day!

Order early: Don’t miss out on the joys of Valentine’s Day!

It’s now less than two weeks to Valentine’s day, and time is running out for you to organize your wonderful surprise. Don’t believe the nay-sayers when they parade out their “news” that flower deliveries belong to the past: Every year, this is our busiest time and our florists have the numbers to prove that people still love flowers on Valentine’s Day! From delightful roses to pretty lilies and fiery tropical flowers, daFlores sends these and more for Valentine’s Day. Think…

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Celebrate Father-in-Law Day with beautiful flowers

Celebrate Father-in-Law Day with beautiful flowers

Father-in-law Day is celebrated on 30 July each year and allows you an opportunity to show appreciation for your “adopted” Dad. When planning a Father-in-Law day celebration, consider tailoring the day to his special interests. A fisherman might enjoy gift certificates for new tackle or even a day out on the river; a history buff would be over the moon with a day trip to some local historic place, maybe coupled with a nice meal out. If you can find…

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Celebrate Parents’ Day in style with a daFlores flower delivery

Celebrate Parents’ Day in style with a daFlores flower delivery

Parents’ Day is the fourth Sunday in July, a holiday to celebrate mom and dad together. It’s entirely appropriate to send gifts and flowers on this fun, special occasion. The daFlores catalog has many combinations that provide the best of both worlds. We have stunning fresh bouquets, individually hand-crafted each morning, coupled with bottles of wine for him. If you want to send flowers to each parent separately, we have ideas too. Our pink, peach and white flowers are just…

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