Oleander Floral Design Blog — spring flowers

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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Get Easter-Ready With Us…

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Get Easter-Ready With Us…

A long weekend; the Easter bunny; egg hunts; hot cross buns; a family get-together. Whatever Easter means to you and yours, we’re ready to help you celebrate it in style here at Oleander! If you want to really spoil a loved one this Easter, it doesn’t get any better than a thoughtfully-chosen gift or a beautiful bouquet of vibrant spring blooms. From colourful tulips and cheery daffodils to our signature vase arrangements that are just perfect for dining tables, we really do have something for everyone here.  Want to give a gift that keeps on growing? Choose a picture-perfect plant...

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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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Crazy Flower Times - Part 1, Tulip Mania

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Crazy Flower Times - Part 1, Tulip Mania

We think everyone would agree, we are definitely living through a strange period in time at the moment! We’re all adjusting to a new normal, and some things probably won’t ever be the same again. Throughout history, there have been periods of time when things have just been, well, a bit crazy! And this got us thinking if this was also true for flowers. As with anything, flowers over time have gone in and out of trends, and there have been some pretty strange flower-related obsessions over the years. So, we thought we would bring you a 3-part series explaining...

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Bring Home Spring

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Bring Home Spring

With Christmas almost all but a distant memory, the winter months are a perfect time to treat yourself and add a touch of spring to your home.   Tulips are available in a stunning variety of shapes and colours.  The varieties we carry in the shop, January through early May are all locally grown in Ontario (Let’s hear it for local growers!!!) The magic of tulips is that they continue to grow several inches while in your vase so be sure to select a clean vase that is tall enough or simply enjoy watching them do their flower yoga 😊   ...

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