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How to Make Mother’s Day Extra Special

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How to Make Mother’s Day Extra Special

  This year, Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 8. Aside from Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day is the busiest time of the year for us here at Oleander. It’s also our most favourite time of the year! Not only do we get to help you celebrate the special ladies in your life, but this season’s selection of flowers and plants is absolutely stunning! Between the flower shop and the gift shop, we’ve got something to suit all tastes and budgets. Read on to see how we can help you say “thank you” to the wonder woman in your life this Mother’s...

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March Birth Flower - The Daffodil

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March Birth Flower - The Daffodil

I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o'er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze. William Wordsworth’s famous poem celebrates these bright and cheerful blooms, and we love them here at Oleander too! The ultimate springtime flower, daffodils are some of the first we see at this time of the year and are a great indicator that the long cold winter is nearly over! Because of this, they are seen to represent rebirth and new beginnings,...

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Why are Valentine’s Flowers so Expensive?

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Why are Valentine’s Flowers so Expensive?

  V-Day, Valentine’s, Saint Valentine’s Day, the Feast of Saint Valentine, or even Galentine’s Day. Whatever you call it, it’s nearly here, and, alongside Mother’s Day, it’s a pretty big one for the floristry world. With that comes an increase in prices for the customer, particularly in respect to red roses, the most gifted flower for this holiday. But why is this? Are flower shops just ripping off their customers because they can, or is there something more to it?    Like most products we buy, it all boils down to supply and demand. Red roses are the most popular...

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February’s Flowers - Violet and Primrose

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February’s Flowers - Violet and Primrose

 When it comes to flowers and the month of February, red roses probably spring to mind first. Whilst roses and Valentine’s Day are synonymous, it may come as a surprise to learn that the rose is not, in fact, the birth flower for the second month of the year!  February is generally a bit sparse when it comes to blooming flowers, but tiny woodland plants, like the violet and primrose, begin to appear, and boy, do they pack a punch in the colour department! With bright purple and blue tones, these dainty dots are a welcome blast of energy during...

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Flowers Can Help Combat Loneliness

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Flowers Can Help Combat Loneliness

July is the month that plays host to the unofficial “Cheer Up the Lonely” day, but we think that should be expanded to this entire year, and probably the one before, while we’re at it!  According to the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), “Loneliness is the subjective human experience of not having sufficient social connections”. Loneliness is an inevitable part of life and most of us experience it at some point. For some people however, loneliness can be a daily struggle and can have a detrimental impact on mental and physical well-being. Since the start of the pandemic, the number...

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