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How to Care for Your Orchid

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How to Care for Your Orchid

Dating back millions of years, orchids are one of the most common house plants out there, and when in bloom, their tropical flowers make for a beautiful accent to any home. But, many people are scared of caring for orchids and think they won’t be able to look after them. Contrary to popular belief, orchids actually don’t need much maintenance. They can be quite particular in their preferences though, so read on to find out our top tips for caring for your orchid plant. We keep the majority of the plants we sell in store in their plastic nursery pots....

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Chrysanthemums - The Flowers for November

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Chrysanthemums - The Flowers for November

Chrysanthemums have had a really bad rap, but they are actually one of our favourite flowers here at Oleander. They come in all different varieties, colours, shapes and sizes and, if properly cared for, last a really really long time! Steeped in history, and grown in thousands of varieties, the humble chrysanthemum is native to East Asia and northeastern Europe and belongs to the daisy family. The name Chrysanthemum stems from the Ancient Greek chrysos (meaning gold) and anthemon (meaning flower).  First cultivated in China as far back as the 15th century BC, chrysanthemums grew in popularity and chrysanthemum culture...

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Boo-tiful Blooms

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Boo-tiful Blooms

It’s that time of year again. The time when black cats prowl, jack-o’-lanterns glow in the moonlight, and the kids go stark raving mad for candy! Yes, it’s nearly Halloween! Celebrated for centuries, Halloween traditions include trick-or-treating, pumpkin carving, dressing up, and of course, decorating the home with all things grim and gruesome. And, as with any celebration, flowers can help set the desired mood and tone. So, in the spirit (ahem), of all things spooky, here’s a few of our favourite bone-chilling blooms that would make eerily beautiful additions to your Halloween décor. The first thing to say is...

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Marigold and Cosmos - October Birth Flowers

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Marigold and Cosmos - October Birth Flowers

Mums, mums, mums! These traditional fall flowers are all around us at this time of the year, but the flowers that symbolize the month of October are actually the marigold and cosmos! With their beautiful autumnal colours and fragrant scent, marigolds are the perfect bloom to represent this colourful month. Popular with gardeners for a very long time, the earliest use of marigolds can be traced right back to the Aztecs, who attributed magical, spiritual and medicinal properties to them. Often used to treat inflammation and skin irritation, the humble marigold was greatly revered. Today, marigolds play an important role...

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Aster - The Flower of September

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Aster - The Flower of September

With the end of long hot summer days, comes the gentler warmth of September. Synonymous with new starts and the beginning of fall, this month gives us a glimpse of the anticipated autumnal colours and cosy knits soon to arrive. After the flexibleness of carefree summer days, September brings a return to routine and the opportunity for a fresh start. When summer flowers fade and the days grow shorter, the aster takes centre stage. Blooming anywhere from late summer to late fall, asters can be seen in most regions across Canada, and are commonly spotted growing in woodlands, by the...

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