Oleander Floral Design Blog

“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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Why We Don’t Take Orders for Outside the GTA (And Why Your Wallet Will Thank You!)

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Why We Don’t Take Orders for Outside the GTA (And Why Your Wallet Will Thank You!)

People send flowers for a variety of reasons and occasions. And here at Oleander, we’ve got your back for all of them! We’re often asked though if we send, or can arrange for flowers to be sent, outside of the GTA (Greater Toronto Area) or even internationally. And the answer is no. Let us explain why: It’s logistically and economically impossible for our drivers to deliver Oleander arrangements to customers outside of the GTA. And we certainly are not putting bouquets on planes headed for international travel. So, in order for customers to send flowers to loved ones further away,...

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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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International Women’s Day

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International Women’s Day

March 8th is International Women’s Day. We’ll be celebrating big time over here at Oleander because we are inspired by and surrounded with so many strong and creative women, both at work, and in our local community. For over a century, International Women’s Day, held on March 8th each year, has marked a day of celebration and advocacy for women’s rights and equality around the world. According to the Canadian Women’s Foundation, Canada takes 24th place in the Global Gender Index ranking, out of 156 Countries, and full-time working women earn an average of 76.8 cents for every dollar men...

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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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