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Oleander Floral Design Blog — October

Boo-tiful Blooms

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Boo-tiful Blooms

It’s that time of year again. The time when black cats prowl, jack-o’-lanterns glow in the moonlight, and the kids go stark raving mad for candy! Yes, it’s nearly Halloween! Celebrated for centuries, Halloween traditions include trick-or-treating, pumpkin carving, dressing up, and of course, decorating the home with all things grim and gruesome. And, as with any celebration, flowers can help set the desired mood and tone. So, in the spirit (ahem), of all things spooky, here’s a few of our favourite bone-chilling blooms that would make eerily beautiful additions to your Halloween décor. The first thing to say is...

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Dress Up Your Dining Table!

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Dress Up Your Dining Table!

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and as one of the most-celebrated meals of the year, it requires a bit of planning and preparation in order to deliver a fabulous fall feast that people will remember! While the turkey, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie are more than likely the number one priority, and quite rightly so, the table decoration is also an important part of the celebrations. Such a special occasion deserves an elevated dining experience, and a beautifully styled table can deliver just that!  While there’s no one right way to decorate for Thanksgiving, the greenery and flowers of...

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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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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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