The days of wearing puffy jackets, three pairs of socks and shaking our head at -38 windchills are almost over. Spring is around the corner, and we're ready to celebrate!
If you’re a true Academy Florist fan, you might remember our iconic Tulip Days in the 80's. Tulips were not as readily available to the local florist as they are now, so we imported them from Holland. Because tulips were not typically sold in grocery stores in those days, we dedicated a whole day to them. People lined up outside our doors eagerly waiting to purchase, often choosing several bunches at a time. It was a perfect welcome to the warm weather.
After a long and bitter winter, we wanted to give Winnipeggers the same warm welcome to spring this year, but with Daisies instead.
We chose daisies because they symbolize purity, joy, transformations, and new beginnings, a parallel of Spring and really, they’re just the happiest of flowers.
Our Tulip Days brought tulips to as many locals as possible, but this year with Daisy Days, we are going to have a tad more fun! Shop the collection here!
We’re going to celebrate spring all week long from March 21st – 26th, 2022. Stop by our floral shop for…
- Sales & Deals on Daisy Bouquets
- 6 Days of Amazing Giveaways
- 1 Grand Prize of a Mad About Style Dress (no purchase necessary!)
- Instagram-Worthy Photo Wall
If you know someone who needs a bit of sunshine, now is the perfect time to stop by our floral shop!Can’t think of a card message for your daisy bouquet? Try one of these quotes!
- “The Daisy follows soft the Sun—And when his golden walk is done.” -Emily Dickinson
- “And you never wear in your shining hair, A richer flower than daisies.” -Phoebe Cary.
- “Daisies are like sunshine to the ground.” -Drew Barrymore
- “Stars are the daisies the begem the blue fields of the sky.” – David Macbeth Moir
- “A daisy blooming in a desert is worth more than a rose blossoming in a rainforest.”– Matshona Dhliwayo
Watch out for our Instagram stories, we might quiz you on your flower knowledge! We'll give you a head start by answering the most common questions about daisies.
Are daisies safe for cats/dogs?
Yes and no! Gerbera Daisies are non-toxic to cats and dogs, but Daisy Chrysanthemums are toxic. This week we are featuring the Chrysanthemum variety although we usually always also have Gerberas in stock.
Are daisies edible?
You bet they are! Jazz up your salad by adding “lawn daisy’s” aka Bellis Perennis Daisies. Our daisies might look good enough to eat, but please don't eat these.
How many types of daisies are there?
There are 7 common daisies, but a multitude of options within the daisy family. The most common are English Daisy (Bellis perennis), Shasta daisies, Painted daisies, Michaelmas daisies, Marguerite daisies, Ox-eye daisies, and Gerbera daisies.
When are daisies in season?
They emerge in late spring and bloom until fall.
Daisies represent which birth month?
We would love to know your favourite type of daisy. Drop us a comment on our latest daisy instagram post 😊.