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May’s Birth Flower - Lily of the Valley

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May’s Birth Flower - Lily of the Valley

With Mother’s Day just gone, it’s time to introduce you to the birth flower for the month of May. Lily of the valley is a pretty, woodland flowering plant with delicate bell-shaped flowers that smell heavenly. Native throughout the cool temperate regions of Asia and Europe, parts of North America actually consider this sweet little plant as an invasive species. Perhaps this is because all parts of the plant can be poisonous if consumed by humans or other animals? With its elegant white petals, this flower traditionally signifies sweetness, humility, and motherhood - so it’s an apt flower for the...

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Not Yer Granny’s Dried Flowers

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Not Yer Granny’s Dried Flowers

Not too long ago, dried flowers were once associated with your granny’s night stand, destined to be forgotten about and forever covered in a layer of dust. Well, no more, flower-loving friends! Dried and preserved flowers are having a mega come-back, and it’s no wonder when these versatile beauties are now being thoughtfully designed and can last a lifetime in comparison to cut flowers. The act of drying flowers for preservation dates back to ancient times. Ancient Egyptians dried and preserved flowers and plants in order to make perfumes, and in the Middle Ages, dried flowers were used as medicine....

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Why We Don’t Take Orders for Outside the GTA (And Why Your Wallet Will Thank You!)

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Why We Don’t Take Orders for Outside the GTA (And Why Your Wallet Will Thank You!)

People send flowers for a variety of reasons and occasions. And here at Oleander, we’ve got your back for all of them! We’re often asked though if we send, or can arrange for flowers to be sent, outside of the GTA (Greater Toronto Area) or even internationally. And the answer is no. Let us explain why: It’s logistically and economically impossible for our drivers to deliver Oleander arrangements to customers outside of the GTA. And we certainly are not putting bouquets on planes headed for international travel. So, in order for customers to send flowers to loved ones further away,...

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Flower Shortages 2021 - What Does it Mean for Oleander’s Customers?

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Flower Shortages 2021 - What Does it Mean for Oleander’s Customers?

  We’re living in tricky times. Things are always changing, and we’re constantly having to adapt in order to continue to serve our customers in the best way possible. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted many industries across the world and also at home here in Canada, and the flower industry has not escaped. We wanted to take a moment to highlight the realities of what is currently happening and inform you of the impact to our customers. Since the beginning of the pandemic, global supply chains for all sorts of businesses have been disrupted. For us, farm closures, shipping delays,...

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Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving

 Thanksgiving is the holiday that, for many, symbolizes family, food and feelings of being very fortunate. It’s a long weekend that kick-starts the fall season, and is traditionally a time when relations get together, usually celebrating with a huge feast. But why exactly are we celebrating?  Though Thanksgiving has officially been observed in Canada since 1879, traditionally to commemorate the harvest and other blessings from the year gone by, it actually predates this time. Traditions of giving thanks were observed long before the arrival of European settlers in North America. Many First Nations communities across the country have traditions of...

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