Staff Picks: February

Staff Picks: February

One of the hardest thing as a designer (especially at our shop) is trying to decide which of the copious flowers to use and where. We get so many beautiful, unusual and varied blooms in any given week it can be a challenge to choose. This time of year it gets even...
Darling Dahlias!

Darling Dahlias!

Oh darling! Aren’t dahlias delightful? These summer beauties are one of our favourites; their colours are more vibrant, they come in all shapes and sizes and their petal symmetry is so damn satisfying! The national flower of Mexico, they are native to the region...
Thanks Mom!

Thanks Mom!

A Mother is selfless, caring and giving. She thinks of others before herself and sacrifices those little things to make others happy. This May 8th give just a little of that lost luxury back; treat your mother to a beautiful bouquet!

Wedding Trends 2016

Wedding Trends 2016

You don’t want to take something so beautifully delicate by nature and force it into this hard, strict shape. We want to work with the flowers, with their natural flow and expression, to help create an intuitive complement to your look.

Workshops! Workshops galore!

Workshops! Workshops galore!

Just in time for Thanksgiving is our table centre piece workshop. Learn to make a festive arrangement in a pumpkin or low dish for Turkey Day! And then at the end of November we’ll teach you how to make an urn insert for your outdoor container with all the winter greens you can handle. We’ll even have some berries and pine cones and maybe if you’re good something with sparkles.

Terrariums!!

Terrariums!!

The first in our workshop series at Flowers Talk Tivoli has been an amazing success!  Originally to consist of only one night of glass-covered goodness it has since generated an additional 3 terrarium workshops just to accommodate the overwhelming demand for these...
Wedding Memories

Wedding Memories

From the very moment your man slips that ring on to your finger and you become a “Bride-to-be” everything that is routine and normal gets put on the back burner, because girl, you have a wedding to plan!!! It’s amazing to me how instantaneously we brides...
New Store, Fresh Blog Posts!

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...
What Do You Wear on November 11th?

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...
Forget Me Not!

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...
Orchid Care – YOU can do it!

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...
Succulents

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...
National Boss Day October 16th

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...
Lindsay & Jeff Got Married!

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...
Punch of Colour

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...