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FROM FLOWERS TALK TIVOLI

Staff Holiday Favourites!

Amidst the holiday madness of this week we took some time to appreciate our favourite aspects of working as a florist during this time of year. Here are just a few current and awesome favourites!! Stephanotis: the white, waxy flowers give off an amazing scent! It has...

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Great Gift Ideas from Flowers Talk Tivoli

Are you running out of gift ideas? Down to the last hard-to-shop-for people on your list like clients or in-laws?! We have you covered!! Outdoor wreaths make great gifts. We have different shapes, sizes, and greenery to choose from. Boxwood, Oregonia, Magnolia, Pine...

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Holiday Decorating with Plants!

Whether you are celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Ramadan, or any other special occasion (Festivus perhaps?!), plants are always a great way to add warmth, cheer, and colour to your home decor. One of our favourites is the Lemon Cypress, also known as Goldcrest. We...

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New Store, Fresh Blog Posts!

As many of our loving and loyal customers may already know; Flowers Talk and Tivoli are now one!  The ‘wedding’ of Elizabeth’s Flowers Talk and Michael’s Tivoli occurred this past August and we couldn’t be happier! Michael has passed over the reigns to Elizabeth while...

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3 Easy Steps to Winter Urns

It is that time of year!  The frost has hit and it is now time to fill those outdoor urns with winter beauty.  No need to go and grab one of the those cheezy inserts from the big box stores  with the floppy bow and the sad looking greenery, you can do it yourself! It...

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What Do You Wear on November 11th?

Have you ever wondered why we wear poppies on November 11th?   According to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 17.... A writer first made the connection between the poppy and battlefield deaths during the Napoleonic wars of the early 19th century, remarking that fields...

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Forget Me Not!

I am so excited about the "Forget Me Not" floral program, I've been wanting to do this for quite some time! These types of subscription programs give you the chance to pamper and treat yourself. This is the chance to bring something gorgeous into your space, perfect...

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Orchid Care – YOU can do it!

The most daunting houseplants out there are orchids. We have people stop into the shop all the time asking about the best way to care for them. People tend to be worried or intimidated about taking care of these beautiful plants. I'm here to tell you that you can do...

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Succulents

With the weather turning a little colder, people are asking us about plants for inside their homes.  One of our favourite suggestions are succulents.  They are everywhere right now, from home design magazines to table centerpieces, these little guys are back in a big...

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National Boss Day October 16th

Do you have a mentor that you look up to? A boss that has taken you under their wing? Now is the time to show your appreciation for the hard work and dedication to your learning and for taking the time to teach and mentor. October 16th is National Boss Day. A day to...

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It’s The Time to Give Thanks…

It is that time of year when the bounty of the season is upon us.  Whether you are hosting Thanksgiving dinner or attending as a guest, it is the time to give thanks! If you are hosting this season, we have lots of options for you!  You can either order online from us...

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Boutonnières Don’t Have to Be Boring

When it comes to weddings, let's be honest, the focus is usually on the bride. So, this week I want to change it up a bit and give a little shout out to the boys! For the boutonnières for the groom, groomsmen and ring bearer, we like them to match the bouquets that we...

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Lindsay & Jeff Got Married!

Everything about Lindsay's & Jeff's wedding was soft & sweet and full of love.  From adding grandma's earrings to the bridal bouquet, to the customized honey dippers for the favours, parasols for the bridesmaids and a nod to the groom's home town with...

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Punch of Colour

We love flowers and we love colour.  Such a statement can be made with the right combination.  Check out some of our colourful designs!   The baby green hydrangeas, with lime green hypericum, hot pink gerbera daisies,bells of Ireland and deep purple stock added...

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Floral Subscriptions

Did you know that you can order flowers to be delivered to you regularly from Flowers Talk? Our Floral Subscriptions start at $55 +HST and include local delivery in Ottawa. The first order even includes the vase! Have a look at the examples below and give us a call at...

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Flowers Talk is Popping Up All Over Ottawa!

Have you seen Flowers Talk bouquets around the city?   We are so excited to have 'Pop Up' spots in several locations throughout Ottawa. You will find ready made grab and go bouquets perfect for a hostess gift, dinner party or a special surprise for someone. In...

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Maria and Dom Get Married!

We count ourselves lucky to have been able to work with so many amazing couples for their wedding flowers in Ottawa.  And Maria & Dom were no different!  We provided the flowers for one of Maria's sisters a couple of years ago and will be doing the flowers for the...

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For the Love of Peonies

Everyone loves peonies...how can you not? Brides plan their wedding date around peony season. Flower enthusiast plant them all through their gardens. Florists go crazy over all the different colours and shades they come in because it is available in white, various...

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What’s It Like to Do Flowers for Oprah?

That's one of the questions I've heard the most over the past couple of months and it's a tough one to answer because doing flowers for Oprah was an amazing experience that caused at least a hundred different emotions... It was wonderful, exciting, nerve-wracking,...

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When to Go Antique with Flowers

Antique arrangements are making a comeback with vintage decor. The perfect way to showcase a vintage arrangement like this is to display it on a coffee table, dining room table or a entrance way table.   This arrangement is also a popular idea to send to a hostess...

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We are so excited to share this wedding with you!  Karen & Dustin's wedding day was filled with romance and timeless details.  The colour palette of silver, creams and blush pinks complimented everything from the stationary to the dresses, the church to the venue....

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SET THE TABLE….

When is comes to a Christmas table...I am happy to leave the food on the counter, and cover the table with flowers!  The more flowers the better if you ask me....Here we will give you a variety of ideas to work with.  Create a table that is welcoming, lush and...

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CHRISTMAS DECOR…WREATHS

We love Christmas and are very excited that it is right around the corner!  On a daily basis, we have customers stop by and ask advice on how to decorate their homes inside and out for the holiday season.  We thought we would post some borrowed inspiration pictures...

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CHRISTMAS DECOR…

We love Christmas and are very excited that it is right around the corner!  On a daily basis, we have customer stop by and ask advice on how to decorate their homes inside and out for the holiday season.  We thought we would post some borrowed inspiration pictures for...

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