Three New Plants!

Three New Plants!

We love bringing in new plants at Flowers Talk Tivoli and sharing them with you!  Here’s a little bit about three special plants we have in the store. Peperomia Puteolata or “Stepladder plant” How cute are these little guys? Fleshy-leaved Peperomia...
Plants

Plants

Visit the Oasis When you step inside the front doors of Flowers Talk Tivoli you are greeted with bubbling fountains, our resident lovebirds, tropical plants and an assortment of seasonal flowering plants. Our selection of plants vary from season to season with staples...
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!

Spring Dish Garden

Spring Dish Garden

Need a bit of spring? This is the perfect little dishgarden to keep us going on the long days of winter. Mix of spring plants and bulbs.

Love Your Flowers

Love Your Flowers

When you tell someone what you would like as a gift, you can really love your flowers. Let me explain. It was a couple of days before Christmas when a gentlemen came into our shop for a gift for his wife. He was very specific that he wanted a group of different...
Spring Is In Our Store!

Spring Is In Our Store!

Happy Spring! I know, you must think that I am crazy, but in the floral world we are usually working one season ahead. Gone are the amaryllis and poinsettias and out come the potted tulips, muscari and daffodils. Daffodils galore! Spring is truly my favourite...
Remembrance Day Gratitude

Remembrance Day Gratitude

On November 11th of each year we honour those who have fought, sacrificed and served our country.  One way we do this is by donning a little plastic poppy over our hearts. Each year, the Poppy Campaign of the Royal Canadian Legion raises millions of dollars to support...
Fall in Love with Autumn Planters this Season

Fall in Love with Autumn Planters this Season

We’re sharing our tips to creating the perfect autumn planter for your home. Autumn is here and it’s time to switch things up! Our team at Flowers Talk Tivoli love to go out to our clients’ homes and help them show off all the fall decor! As much as we...
Large Indoor Planter

Large Indoor Planter

 

Let our designers create a beautiful, full holiday planter. The perfect addition to your indoor holiday decor. Mix of seasonal plants.

 

Homes for the Holidays 2017 – Part One

Homes for the Holidays 2017 – Part One

Well, that’s a wrap to another successful Homes for the Holidays,a yearly fundraisor in support of Hospice Care Ottawa. This marked the 15th year for the tour and the 15th year since Tivoli Florist has been involved. It is a fantastic opportunity for local Ottawa...
Homes for the Holidays 2017 – Part One

Homes for the Holidays 2017 – Part One

Well, that’s a wrap to another succuessful Homes for the Holidaysa yearly fundraisor in support of Hospice Care Ottawa. This marked the 15th year for the tour and the 15th year since Tivoli Florist has been involved. It is a fantastic opportunity for local Ottawa...
workshops

workshops

Flowers Talk Tivoli offers professionally led workshops to teach the basics of floral and plant care, design, and decor projects for the home! Call the store to sign up now!

HOLIDAY BULB PLANTING

HOLIDAY BULB PLANTING

Paper white bulbs have become a staple for our holiday decor. It is so much fun to plant these little guys and watch them grow and bloom. What is even better, is how simple they are, no green thumb required! The bulbs only need about 3-4” for the roots, so lots of...
HOLIDAY BULB PLANTING

HOLIDAY BULB PLANTING

Paper white bulbs have become a staple for our holiday decor. It is so much fun to plant these little guys and watch them grow and bloom. What is even better, is how simple they are, no green thumb required! The bulbs only need about 3-4” for the roots, so lots of...
Citrus for Summer

Citrus for Summer

Oranges, kumquats, Meyer lemons; they seem such a strange combination of common fruit and tropical treat. Especially around Ottawa where we need them shipped in from more temperate climes, few people realize just how common they can be when you keep a fruit-bearing...
Canada 150

Canada 150

It’s a very exciting time at Flowers Talk Tivoli; it’s prom season in the neighbourhood, everyone’s gearing up for a very exciting Canada Day weekend, and we have been loving our new location at Dream Weaver in the Rideau Center! While the weather...
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.

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...
Plant profile: Air Cleaners

Plant profile: Air Cleaners

While we know that any plant exchanges CO2 for oxygen, some houseplants are just a little more prolific than others in their 02 output. Owners of these particular varieties of plants may notice a better air quality in their homes and it just so happens all these super...
Spring Time in Ottawa

Spring Time in Ottawa

That’s what it keeps looking like at least. Those deep snowbanks keep dwindling and the sun keeps peeking out to remind us that February doesn’t have to be all that bad. Despite the early demise of the canal skate season (you left us too soon!) I’ll...
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.

DIY Terrarium Kit

DIY Terrarium Kit

We have everything you need to create this adorable air plant terrarium kit! Purchase for yourself or as a gift.

The kit includes a variety of preserved moss, 2 small air plants, 2 sand dollars, mixed river stone and a 6″ hanging glass globe. All gift wrapped and ready for delivery!

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!

Let’s Get Ready for SPRING!

Let’s Get Ready for SPRING!

Beautiful spring bulbs and green plants are the way to March sanity. We have gorgeous tulips, adorable mini daffodils, sweet muscari, and heavenly scented hyacinths to fill your home with the promise of the glory that will eventually come to our frazzled city.

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!

Terrariums Part 3!!

Terrariums Part 3!!

Now that you’ve built your totally terrific terrarium I bet you want to know how to keep it from turning into a diorama of the nuclear apocalypse. In this the penultimate installment of Terrariums!! we will go over basic care and troubleshooting to help you keep it healthy, happy and growing.

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...
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,...
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...
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...

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Ottawa Florist THE FLOWERS TALK TIVOLI STORY Flowers Talk Tivoli floral designs are tailored to express each client’s vision of their celebration. With shipments of fair-trade flowers arriving daily from all over the world, Flowers Talk Tivoli takes great pleasure in...