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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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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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Dahlias

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Dahlias

 Sharing the limelight with Gladiolus this month, is the other birth flower for August, the delectable dahlia. Dahlia flowers come in a variety of colours, shapes and sizes and are beautiful and striking in their appearance. The colour range varies from white to a really dark burgundy, and they can even be found in black, although this is rare. Most of the black dahlias we see in gardens are actually more a dark burgundy than black. The generous flowering of this plant lasts all summer long, with dahlias usually blooming from June through to October.  Dahlias belong to the Asteraceae...

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Delphinum - July's Flower

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Delphinum - July's Flower

July is the month of the Delphinium. These beautiful blooms summon images of a summer country garden. Famous for their brilliant, bright blue and purple hues, and sky-scraper heights, delphs can grow to around 6 feet tall. Impressive! Delphiniums are native to the Northern hemisphere, and predominantly grow in the mountainous African tropics, where they thrive in the cold and moist climate. Their name comes from the Greek word “delphis,” which means dolphin and refers to the dolphin-like shape of the flower.  With their dazzling colour and towering height, delphiniums make a great addition to any arrangement. These lively blooms...

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