Here at Dandelions we love the opportunity to do something unique and a little different. It flexes our creative muscles and reminds us of why we love what we do! Check out some of the modern designs our amazing team have created for customers recently…
The first thing you should know about your floral centerpiece is that the cut stems are inserted into a floral foam, also known as oasis. Oasis is great because it retains water well and helps the arrangement hold it’s design. Flowers in foam can stay vibrant and beautiful for days, but they need care. The downside to oasis is that where you can see the water level in a vase, in floral foam the water level is not as obvious. Because of this, many a centerpiece dehydrates and dies earlier than it should. So it is important to make sure your floral arrangement has plenty of water.
When to water: Because it’s cold outside, and we’re all keeping our homes warmer, the water from the floral foam is going to evaporate faster, so you should check the moisture level every day.
How to water: Move your centerpiece to the sink, or to a surface that won’t be damaged by water, in case you spill. Carefully find a space in the centerpiece, or at the side of the container it is in, where you can see the oasis, or a space between the oasis and the container, and carefully pour water onto the oasis or into the space around the foam, allowing time for the water to be absorbed. Slowly add water until the oasis is thoroughly saturated.
Enjoy your flowers, and this wonderful season!!
In addition to our Christmas Sale Items, all poinsettias and holiday wreaths are on sale, too! All of the wreaths are $10 off while supplies last and the poinsettias range from $5-$10 off. Order fast because these won’t last long at this price! Offer valid on Eugene/Springfield delivery only. To view all of our Christmas options, click here.
Ok, if you are looking for shoes that add a little pizazz to your ensemble you need to check out the shoes by Walkin on Air. This fabulous footwear is ideal for wedding shoes but I would totally rock them for a night out or even with my favorite jeans. They come in a variety of colors and shoe styles all with hand-applied lace embellishments. They even have a cute lace headband that would be great for a vintage wedding.
The team behind Walkin on Air are best friends, Liz and Jennae, from the Twin Cities area in Minnesota. They work with their customers to make sure the right style and fit are chosen for each customer and occasion. Check out some of my favorite styles below or check out their Facebook page here! Happy shopping!
All pictures courtesy of Walkin on Air
Last month I wrote about local author Bob Welch‘s recently published books “Cascade Summer: My Adventure on Oregon’s Pacific Crest Trail” and “52 Little Lessons from It’s a Wonderful Life” that we have for sale here in our store. I mentioned then that Dandelions would be hosting a book-signing for Mr. Welch this month. Well, we have a date:
When: Tuesday, December 18th, from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm.
Where: Dandelions Flowers and Gifts at 1710 Chambers St. Eugene, OR, 97402
Join us here at Dandelions at as we host this exciting event, and take advantage of the opportunity to meet Bob Welch. Not only will these autographed books be great to pick up for yourself, but they’ll also make a wonderful present during this holiday gift-giving season.
Also, all Dandelions merchandise will be 20% off during the book-signing.
Be sure not to miss this opportunity!!
The vibrant red that poinsettias display (they also come in other shades including orange, cream, pink, even purple) have made them a popular plant around the Christmas season. But how do you care for this lovely plant? Here are some tips to help you get your poinsettia to last.
Poinsettias are tropical plants, so they don’t like the cold. During the day, be sure to keep it in a room that’s between 65 to 75 degrees, and at night, if possible, keep it in a room that’s a little cooler (55 to 60 degrees.) Poinsettias also don’t do well with sudden changes in temperature, so keep it away from the door so it doesn’t feel the draft, and if you keep it by the window, don’t allow the leaves to touch the glass. Sudden temperature changes will cause the poinsettia to drop it’s leaves. Poinsettias also like humidity, so if your plant’s leaves start looking a little crinkly around the edges, you can mist it.
Poinsettias love light, so make sure it gets as much as possible throughout the day.
Wait until the surface soil is dry to the touch and then water your poinsettia, allowing enough water so that it runs out of the drainage holes in the bottom of the container. Poinsettias prefer moist soil rather than sitting in water, so it is important that you allow the excess water to drain out after watering. Once a poinsettia starts to droop it will soon begin to drop it’s leaves, so it is important to check the soil frequently.
There is no need to fertilize your poinsettia plant during the Christmas season.
Contrary to popular belief, poinsettias are not poisonous to people or animals, but they are a delicate plant and their stems break easily, so be sure to keep them where a curious pet or child cannot reach them.
If you keep an eye on your poinsettia, it should last just fine throughout the season. In a few weeks I’ll let you know how to care for your poinsettia after the Christmas season.