Oleander Floral Design Blog — flower care

You Received a Bouquet

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You Received a Bouquet

Receiving a bouquet of flowers is such a lovely feeling. To know that someone is thinking of you and has taken the time to send a gift of beautiful blooms puts a smile on most people’s faces. But, a bouquet of flowers is a gift that does require a degree of effort from the recipient. And what you do with the bouquet when you receive it really does make a difference as to how long you will be able to enjoy it. Follow our step-by-step guide below to ensure your fleurs stay fresh for as long as possible:   Proper...

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Hydrangea - Is It a Love/Hate Thang?

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Hydrangea - Is It a Love/Hate Thang?

Hydrangeas are one of the most popular cut flowers that we design with in the shop, and there’s nothing like a mass of them to create a dramatic effect. However, they do sometimes get a bad rep’.  Well known for their fluffy marshmallow-like appearance and striking look when arranged en masse, hydrangea’s large and beautiful blooms can sometimes elicit a love/hate response from customers. It seems people are either in one camp or the other. On the one hand, hydrangea reminds us of a stunning country garden and has a classically elegant look. On the other, however, they are known...

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Bring Home Spring

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Bring Home Spring

With Christmas almost all but a distant memory, the winter months are a perfect time to treat yourself and add a touch of spring to your home.   Tulips are available in a stunning variety of shapes and colours.  The varieties we carry in the shop, January through early May are all locally grown in Ontario (Let’s hear it for local growers!!!) The magic of tulips is that they continue to grow several inches while in your vase so be sure to select a clean vase that is tall enough or simply enjoy watching them do their flower yoga 😊   ...

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The Positive Power of Flowers

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The Positive Power of Flowers

We all know that flowers can brighten our surroundings and cheer us up. A lone bloom or a bevy of blossoms can lift our spirits. In their many lovely forms, flowers captivate us with colour and scent, distracting us in the most wonderful way. Subtle or striking, they can be therapeutic. Flowers have power and here’s how: The colours of flowers can make you happier through chromatherapy, in which colour balances “energy” that may be lacking, to improve one’s spiritual, physical or emotional body. Flowers can help us express sentiments where words may fail us, calm us and remind us...

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How To Care For Your Cut Flowers

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How To Care For Your Cut Flowers

If you won’t drink out of your vase, neither will your flowers so start with a vase that is sparkling clean.

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