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Save the Stress for the Turkey - Order Thanksgiving Flowers and Decor at Oleander!

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Save the Stress for the Turkey - Order Thanksgiving Flowers and Decor at Oleander!

The Thanksgiving holiday vibes are well and truly upon us! It’s the time of year when we celebrate with friends, family and feasts, and what better way to compliment all of this, than with a gorgeous autumnal floral display for your dining table or kitchen island? Sure, the food might be the main star of the show, but a gorgeous Thanksgiving table, that will elevate your party and wow your guests, always starts with stunning flowers!  Setting the table for a holiday celebration is one of the most fun things to do, and we’ve got you covered with the perfect...

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Plant Some Positivity

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Plant Some Positivity

Studies show that people who spend time surrounded by plants have less stress in their lives. We could all do with that, right? Plants soothe the soul and create a healthy environment for us to live and work in. It’s been said that they help us focus more and concentrate better, and surrounding oneself with nature is believed to increase memory retention, and improve mental cognition and performance by up to twenty percent!  A natural environment stimulates the senses while simultaneously keeping us calm, so having plants in the house or office, or taking time to get outside in the...

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How to Choose the Right Get-Well Soon Flowers

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How to Choose the Right Get-Well Soon Flowers

  Being sick sucks, right? So you want to send some well-wishes and good cheer via a gorgeous bouquet of flowers. But wait! There’s more to it than just ordering any old bouquet. Let us guide you through the process so your loved one receives the best ever gift, and you look like the superstar you are in the process!   Brightening smiles and encouraging a healthy recovery, studies have shown that flowers have the ability to lift spirits and positively impact the well-being of those in their vicinity, so sending fresh blooms or a green plant is the perfect...

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How to Bring the Beauty of Fall into Your Home. . .

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How to Bring the Beauty of Fall into Your Home. . .

  The kids have gone back, the weather’s finally started to cool down, the cozy socks are out of the drawer, and there’s a fresh scent in the air! Fall is definitely on its way and, for a lot of us, it’s the very best time of the year!   So aside from grabbing your pumpkin spice latte from your favourite coffee shop, what else can autumn’s superfans do to celebrate their most cherished season?   First of all, come see us at Oleander! Whether you’re looking for fresh fall flowers, or a new fall wreath to decorate the front...

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Rubber Plants

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Rubber Plants

  Popular in the 1970s, and now making a strong comeback as a top houseplant choice, is the rubber plant. And we’re here to tell you all about it!  Rubber plants (Ficus elastica) are trees that are naturally native to Southeast Asia. Unrelated to rubber trees, from which commercial rubber is derived, the rubber plant does similarly contain a  latex-like white sap in its stem and leaves. It’s important to mention that this substance can irritate the skin and eyes, and is also toxic if ingested. It’s because of this that it’s a really good idea to wear gloves when...

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