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Not Yer Granny’s Dried Flowers

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Not Yer Granny’s Dried Flowers

Not too long ago, dried flowers were once associated with your granny’s night stand, destined to be forgotten about and forever covered in a layer of dust. Well, no more, flower-loving friends! Dried and preserved flowers are having a mega come-back, and it’s no wonder when these versatile beauties are now being thoughtfully designed and can last a lifetime in comparison to cut flowers. The act of drying flowers for preservation dates back to ancient times. Ancient Egyptians dried and preserved flowers and plants in order to make perfumes, and in the Middle Ages, dried flowers were used as medicine....

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How to Make Mother’s Day Extra Special

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How to Make Mother’s Day Extra Special

  This year, Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 8. Aside from Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day is the busiest time of the year for us here at Oleander. It’s also our most favourite time of the year! Not only do we get to help you celebrate the special ladies in your life, but this season’s selection of flowers and plants is absolutely stunning! Between the flower shop and the gift shop, we’ve got something to suit all tastes and budgets. Read on to see how we can help you say “thank you” to the wonder woman in your life this Mother’s...

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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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April Birth Flowers - The Daisy and The Sweet Pea

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April Birth Flowers - The Daisy and The Sweet Pea

  The weather certainly played a great April Fools joke on us this year, but here at the shop we’re determined to be full of the joys of spring! And whilst looking outside over the past few days, you wouldn’t necessarily know that spring was here, officially it is, so we thought we’d kick this month off with two flowers that bring both warmth and happiness!  For those born in April, the daisy and the sweet pea have special meanings. While daisies stand for innocence (who can forget making daisy chains as kids?), purity, and true love, the sweet pea...

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“The only difference between a flower and a weed is judgement.” Wayne Dyer

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“The only difference between a flower and a weed is judgement.” Wayne Dyer

Weeds are everywhere and the bane of gardeners worldwide. But are weeds truly as bad as they’re made out to be? And are they really any different from the flowers that you plant in your garden? While there are some weeds that do present real problems, for many of them, we think it’s actually all just a matter of perception in the end! Weeds get such a bad rap, but really they’re just rapidly spreading plants that have sprouted in a place where they’re not wanted.    Sure, some weeds are unattractive, invasive, annoying, and some are just downright dangerous....

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