Oleander Floral Design Blog — March

Springing Forward with Daylight Saving and What This Means for Your Plants

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Springing Forward with Daylight Saving and What This Means for Your Plants

Get ready to “spring forward” and set your clocks one hour ahead, because while you sleep, daylight saving time begins at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 13. This is the rough one where we lose an hour of sleep and the mornings are darker for a while. When our alarm goes off at 7:00 a.m. it’s going to feel like it’s only 6:00 a.m. Yikes! Daylight saving time is meant to maximize the daylight hours we get. It’s effectiveness has been hotly debated over the years, but at the moment, we’re stuck with it here in Ontario. But why do...

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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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