Oleander Floral Design Blog — flower of the month

January’s Flowers - Snowdrops and Carnations

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January’s Flowers - Snowdrops and Carnations

  It’s probably no surprise that snowdrops are one of the birth flowers for January. With their delicate white heads peeking through the frozen earth, they’re a lovely sight to behold when it’s icy cold outside. And, after all the richness of the holiday season, this tenacious little flower brings a well-needed feeling of freshness along with a promise of warmer weather to come.    Amongst the earliest garden flower to bloom, the snowdrop (Galanthus) emerges in late winter or early spring, and sometimes when snow is still on the ground! The name ‘Galanthus’ comes from the Ancient Greek gála...

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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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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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