What fresh flowers are ok for allergy sufferers?

Allergy sufferers have a hard enough time if they live here in Eugene where the pollen collects like crazy. Just because you know someone who has allergies doesn’t mean you have to abandon the gift of flowers! True, the joy of many flowers is their delicious fragrance they give off but there are options for people who have allergies to still be able to breath easy.

Roses: In addition to being one of the most popular flowers, roses don’t produce pollen. Although roses from the garden are typically very fragrant the varieties that most florists carry have little or no scent.

Carnations: In addition to the traditional colors and varieties of carnations, there are neat, new varieties that can be used in modern arrangements. Green trick carnations and Florigene carnations are both unique.

Sunflowers: Available late spring and summer when allergies seem to hit the hardest, sunflowers are a bright & cheery pick-me-up

 

Delphinium: Available in both light and dark blue, delphinium is a floral favorite. From weddings to everyday occasions, this bloom is beautiful.

Tulips: Since they lack any scent, tulips are a wonderful choice for allergy-sufferers.

Hydrangea: Lush and full blossoms are available in white, green, blue, purple and pink. Either combined with other flowers or grouped together, hydrangeas are always a hit!

Orchids: There are many different varieties of orchids available: dendrobium, oncidium, mokara, cymbidium and more. They are elegant and chic.

Prefontaine Classic 2012

On Saturday, June 2nd, 2012, the 37th annual Prefontaine Classic Track and Field meet will be held at the University of Oregon’s Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. Originally named the Hayward Field Restoration Race, this meet adopted the name “Pre Classic” in honor and remembrance of the legendary Steve Prefontaine, or “Pre,” who passed away one week before the race in 1975.  At the time of his death, Pre was the best distance runner in the US.

Today, the Pre Classic attracts the top athletes from all over the world to compete in this premier meet.

Dandelions Flowers is so proud to garnish the victory laps of these incredibly talented athletes. Since 2008, we have thoroughly enjoyed being a part of this great event in Track Town, USA!

Roses

Roses are without a doubt one of the most popular flowers year round. As the rose often symbolizes love and beauty, different colors hold their own meanings. Here is a guide to the meanings of rose colors:

Red: Love, Respect

Yellow: Joy, Friendship

White: Innocence

Peach: Desire

Lavender: Enchantment

Pale Pink: Modesty, Grace, Joy

Dark Pink: Thankfulness

Orange: Fascination

Make It For Mom- FREE flower designing for kids

Each year for Mother’s Day weekend we set up the store for kids to come and design their own little bouquet for mom! It is the sweetest thing seeing all these children using their creativity and so excited and proud of what they have made for their mom for Mother’s Day. The event is free but we do accept donations that are given to the Relief Nursery. Dads or grandparents can shop with a $5 in-store coupon while supplies last.

It’s a great event… don’t miss it!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

10:30am – 12 noon

Dandelions Flowers & Gifts 1710 Chambers St.

 

Mother’s Day 2012

“A Mother is like a flower, each one beautiful and unique.”

Make your mother feel extra special this Mother’s Day with a beautiful handmade floral arrangement, plant, balloons or chocolate, and let her know just how much you love her.