Plant Profile: Watering

Plant Profile: Watering

While each plant type requires it’s own tailored watering schedule, there are a few general guidelines anyone can follow, at least when starting out, to help make sure your plants get all the moisture they need without risking drowning. I’ll go over some basic rules for all plants to help you acclimate any new green friend to your particular home environment.

Preserving wedding flowers

Preserving wedding flowers

You spent months planning and pinning your dream bouquet, but when the day finally comes it can seem over in a flash! You carried it down the aisle, you glanced at it over dinner, but by the end of the night, you’re lucky to know where it is, and then what?...
Mother’s Day in Ottawa

Mother’s Day in Ottawa

Grey skies, high waters, chilly nights; spring in Ottawa is always a delight! The forecast this weekend may look bleak outside, but we have all the bright, spring colours to brighten your mother’s special day this Sunday! Peonies are just coming into season and...
Plant Profile: Philodendron

Plant Profile: Philodendron

Philodendrons are wonderful plants; lush and shiny new growth, easy care, quick to fill out. And there’s so many different kinds! Bushy, viney, trailing, climbing, some varieties can grow to be huge while others can be pruned into little bushes. They are easily...
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...
Plant Profile: Echeveria

Plant Profile: Echeveria

As delicate looking as a rose and as sturdy as a cactus: the echeveria is a very fun plant to have. Echeverias are easy to grow, easy to propagate and a great addition to any house-plant collection. Native to semi-desert areas of southern North, Central, and northern...
But What Does the Poppy Do?

But What Does the Poppy Do?

“In Flanders Fields, the poppies blow; Between the crosses, row on row” We all know the words; we’ve read them, recited them, memorized them since grade school. I’m 31 years old and I can still recite it, almost verbatim, hands clasped,...
Plant Profile: Fabulous Ferns

Plant Profile: Fabulous Ferns

Delicate, both in appearance and temperament, ferns are a beautiful addition to any home. Their soft leaf structure and often bizarre root systems make them an interesting piece of living art. Sensitive to drought and heat, they aren’t for everyone. But if you’re willing to give them the time and attention they crave, you’ll be rewarded with a gorgeous display of luxurious greenery that most other plants just can’t offer.

Fairy Plants!

Fairy Plants!

Fairy plants are miniaturized versions of common house plants and gosh-darn it they are adorable! They are wonderful for terrariums and small spaces. Because of their size they make a perfect gift for the office or as a small house-warming gift. They’re so tiny and sweet they’re great for teaching kids responsibility, they’ll love having a tiny garden of their own!

Plant Profile: The Fiddle Leaf Fig

Plant Profile: The Fiddle Leaf Fig

Everyone knows the Ficus benjamina, they’ve been sitting in your Grandma’s living room and dentists waiting rooms for years. They have dainty little leaves and a slender trunk that just scream 90’s décor. But it’s time for this standard standard to move aside for it’s funny, funky, awkward but in a somehow graceful way cousin: the Lyrata!

Pesky Pests!

Pesky Pests!

Are you noticing plants wilting? Leaf tips browning? Yellowing leaves? If you are, you could have yourself some pesky pests on your house plants! In this blog we will focus on pest problems. There are; however, other sources of reoccurring problems with house plants,...
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...
Boutonnières Don’t Have to Be Boring

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...
Maria and Dom Get Married!

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 Love of Peonies

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...
When to Go Antique with Flowers

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...

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...
SET THE TABLE….

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...
CHRISTMAS DECOR…WREATHS

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...

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...