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Why are Valentine’s Flowers so Expensive?

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Why are Valentine’s Flowers so Expensive?

  V-Day, Valentine’s, Saint Valentine’s Day, the Feast of Saint Valentine, or even Galentine’s Day. Whatever you call it, it’s nearly here, and, alongside Mother’s Day, it’s a pretty big one for the floristry world. With that comes an increase in prices for the customer, particularly in respect to red roses, the most gifted flower for this holiday. But why is this? Are flower shops just ripping off their customers because they can, or is there something more to it?    Like most products we buy, it all boils down to supply and demand. Red roses are the most popular...

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"What A Lovely Thing A Rose Is"

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"What A Lovely Thing A Rose Is"

  “What a lovely thing a rose is!” – Arthur Conan Doyle.  We all love and appreciate the beauty of roses here at Oleander, and not just for Valentine’s day either! As queen of all flowers, the rose evokes romance, passion and a sense of timeless beauty. It just so happens that June is the month of the rose. Not only are they in season, gracefully blooming in gardens across the world, but they are also one of the most popular choices for wedding flowers. Unsurprising really, given their breathtaking appearance, heavenly scent and strong message of love. To celebrate...

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Father's Day

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Father's Day

Old Man, Pops, Daddy-O. Whatever you call him, it’s that time of year when we celebrate fathers, paternal bonds and the positive influence of male figures in our society. Father’s Day gives us the opportunity to express our love and gratitude to all the dads and father-figures out there, and we couldn’t be more thankful! The idea of a special day to honor fathers and celebrate fatherhood was first introduced in the United States. Inspired by the American Mother's Day celebrations, Sonora Smart Dodd planned a day to honor fathers early in the 20th century. The first Father's Day was...

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