Fall & Winter Workshops Are On The Way

Fall & Winter Workshops Are On The Way

With all the abnormalities in our lives right now and all decades of traditions and events that we are not able to take part in this year, I didn’t want our workshops to be lost as well.

Pet Safe Plants

Pet Safe Plants

Pet owners, you CAN have your precious fur babies and your beautiful plants, just with a little compromise. 

Supporting Our Local Growers

Supporting Our Local Growers

When businesses were deemed non-essential, all but one of our floral suppliers closed their doors. Without flowers, I was panicking that I could not fill the online orders that we had committed too.

Our Top Potting Picks

Our Top Potting Picks

Our Top Potting Picks With so many of us spending more time at home these days, our plants may have been getting some extra love and attention. You may find that with all that love, some plants have outgrown their pots! Moving your plants to a beautiful new home with...
Be The Perfect Guest

Be The Perfect Guest

Be The Perfect Guest It feels like so long since we have been able to visit with family and friends that feel like family! With this beautiful summer weather, and the ability to gather together in small groups, I suspect there will be a few afternoons and evenings...
Create Your Own Calming Oasis

Create Your Own Calming Oasis

Create Your Own Calming Oasis If you are anything like me, you spend all winter dreaming of summer. (I think all Canadians do!) I enjoy quiet mornings spent sipping coffee while the rest of the house sleeps, watching the mist rise lazily from the warming ground. I...
Celebrating The Grads Of 2020

Celebrating The Grads Of 2020

Celebrating The Grads Of 2020 There are moments in life that we look forward to with great anticipation, and then look back on with great fondness (and maybe cringe a little!)   High school graduation is definitely one of those moments. COVID has taken so much...
Create An Outdoor Oasis

Create An Outdoor Oasis

Create An Outdoor Oasis With the official start of summer only one week away, it’s time to get outside and set up your outdoor oasis! I am so excited to show you some of the beautiful new decor items that will add that extra something to your outdoor space. Whether it...
Jazz Up Your Home Office

Jazz Up Your Home Office

Jazz Up Your Home Office Whether your new home office is your kitchen table, a nook in your kid’s playroom, a guest bedroom that you save for Aunt Judy or beside the pile of laundry, now is your time to create not only a functional space but one that brings you...
Home Decor Inspo

Home Decor Inspo

Now that the warmer weather is here, treat your outdoor space to a fresh new look. Take your patio from boring to beautiful by adding a bit of personality with a few of our faves.

How To: Repotting Your Plants

How To: Repotting Your Plants

How To: Repotting Your Plants We get asked a lot of questions about repotting plants so we put together a quick video to help you navigate repotting. ​ What you’ll need: A plant that is ready to repot; if they have been in the same pot for a few years it’s...
Taking Your Indoor Plants Outside

Taking Your Indoor Plants Outside

Taking Your Indoor Plants Outside It’s that time of year when we are all craving to be outdoors! And your plants are craving to be outside also! Your plants will thrive outdoors this summer with some of these tips and tricks: Wait until the temperature at night stays...
Give Her The Gift Of Green

Give Her The Gift Of Green

Give Her The Gift Of Green Mother’s Day is just around the corner and we’re not going to let COVID-19 stop you from getting the special ladies in your life something beautiful! Things are going to be a little bit different this year, but we think different can be very...
Mother’s Day Flowers Ready To Order

Mother’s Day Flowers Ready To Order

Mother’s Day Flowers Ready To Order Mother’s Day is only a few days away, have you placed your order yet? Mother’s Day flower orders will happen a little bit different this year but don’t worry, Mom will still get beautiful flowers that will...
Spend Mother’s Day Together – Virtually

Spend Mother’s Day Together – Virtually

Spend Mother’s Day Together – Virtually Many of us may not be able to spend Mother’s Day with the special women in our lives this year. So, I have put together something memoriable to bring you together and make lasting memories with Mom. This...
Get Ready For Mother’s Day

Get Ready For Mother’s Day

Get Ready For Mother’s Day ​Mother’s Day is coming up fast, can you believe it? I know I can’t!  But I want all of you to be ready for it since it is May 10th this year which means you only have a few weeks to place an order. With everything going on in the...
Easter And Passover Blooms

Easter And Passover Blooms

Easter And Passover Blooms With Easter and the start of Passover only a few days away, it’s the perfect time to show off some of our wonderful spring blooms! I’ve enjoyed basking in the many colours at the shop in the past few days as spring flowers flow...
Make Your Own Outdoor Spring Planter

Make Your Own Outdoor Spring Planter

Make Your Own Outdoor Spring Planter Spring is here and we just couldn’t wait to get outside and get our hands in some dirt. We thought you might be feeling the same way, too, so we have this simple outdoor planter DIY that will brighten up any porch or walkway....
Colourful DIY Indoor Spring Bulb Planter

Colourful DIY Indoor Spring Bulb Planter

Colourful DIY Indoor Spring Bulb Planter When the days start getting longer and the hope of the snow melting grows stronger, I want to do anything that is spring inspired. I feel like when we fill our homes with spring, the outside will start to show it as well....
Our Plants Of The Week

Our Plants Of The Week

Our Plants Of The Week How can you go wrong when you mix flapjacks, sugar vine, Calathea and algaonema? That’s right, you can’t! Another large plant shipment came in this past week, and we narrowed down our favourites to share with you! Are you ready for it? I know...
Spring Workshops On The Way

Spring Workshops On The Way

Spring Workshops On The Way The wait is over – our first workshops of the year are on their way! We have three amazing workshops coming to our shop this April and you don’t want to miss out on them. They are a great chance to get out and get crafty and...
The Amazing Benefits Of Eucalyptus

The Amazing Benefits Of Eucalyptus

The Amazing Benefits Of Eucalyptus Do you want to create a spa like atmosphere at home? Are you struggling with chest congestion or joint pain? Are you suffering with respiratory or sinus issues?​ If you said yes to any of the above, you have to try this extremely...
Caring For Your Valentine’s Bouquet 

Caring For Your Valentine’s Bouquet 

Caring For Your Valentine’s Bouquet  Many people will be receiving bouquets this year for Valentine’s Day and you may be wondering what to do with your bouquet once you receive it at your door. ​ A lot of people will be sending out hand-tied bouquets in...
Why Roses For Valentine’s?

Why Roses For Valentine’s?

Why Roses For Valentine’s? Love is in the air my friends! I hope wherever you are in this snowy, marshmallow world you are warm, happy and with (or will soon be with) your Valentine. I also hope you remembered to get them some very special Flowers Talk Tivoli...
The Most Romantic Day Of The Year

The Most Romantic Day Of The Year

The Most Romantic Day Of The Year Buckle up boys and girls, it’s almost here; the most romantic day of the year. Are you ready? Because we sure are! It can be a wild ride for us, that second week of February, but we sure do love making beautiful things to spread...
Our Favourite Valentine’s Designs

Our Favourite Valentine’s Designs

Our Favourite Valentine’s Designs Valentine’s flowers don’t need to be boring, traditional or old school cheesy! They just need to be fresh, thoughtful and full of love. Take a look at some of our favourite designs just in time for Valentine’s Day!  We...
DIY Spring Tulip Arrangement

DIY Spring Tulip Arrangement

DIY Spring Tulip Arrangement I love the simplicity of tulips; the clean lines and promise of spring. We receive quite a few different varieties of tulips from Holland and the Niagara Region, but one of our favourite tulip suppliers are Vanco tulips from PEI. It’s a...
New Year, New Plants

New Year, New Plants

New Year, New Plants Now that all the holiday decor is put away for another year and the snow is lightly falling on the ground, we are all feeling a need for a little green in our lives. January is actually one of the busiest plant months of the year for us! We just...
Our Top Designs Of 2019

Our Top Designs Of 2019

Our Top Designs Of 2019 How many times have you written 2019 in the last week? I have more than I can count! Maybe I need to say a proper goodbye to 2019 before I welcome in 2020. What better way to pay tribute to this past year than a look back. When I asked the...
Plant Profile: Fabulous Ferns

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...
Make Your Own Winter Centrepiece

Make Your Own Winter Centrepiece

Make Your Own Winter Centrepiece Who says winter centrepieces are only good for the holidays? I have another amazing and easy DIY to share with you that I made with Jasmine Rose of CTV Morning Live in the home of Mary Taggart of Ottawa at Home magazine. This winter...
DIY Your Own Winter Garland

DIY Your Own Winter Garland

DIY Your Own Winter Garland Today I want to show you how to take a simple looking garland and make it look fantastic for the holidays.  This DIY is super easy and doesn’t take much time either! So grab your supplies from the list below and follow along with this...
How To Dry Fruit For Your Wreaths

How To Dry Fruit For Your Wreaths

Well, that’s a wrap on wreath workshops for 2019! Last week we hosted 5 sold out classes, and we all had such a blast. I love how creative everyone was and how excited they were to bring home their creations to hang on their front door! It was great seeing you all tag...
Homes For The Holidays 2019

Homes For The Holidays 2019

We are in full holiday swing now! The majority of the winter planters have been done for clients, the holiday workshops are underway (with 5 wreath classes this week!), the sap is stuck in our fingernails until January and we are all excited for our holiday party this...
Create Your Own Long-Lasting Winter Centrepiece

Create Your Own Long-Lasting Winter Centrepiece

Winter is here and it’s time to create some amazing winter decor! We love winter centrepieces like this one because not only do they look beautiful, but they last so long. You can have an amazing centrepiece just like this one for your table.  All you need is:...
DIY Paperwhite Centerpiece

DIY Paperwhite Centerpiece

This simple DIY, using paperwhite bulbs and a large vase, makes the perfect addition to your table or an amazing gift! 🎁 This centerpiece will last through the entire holiday season so you can get started making it right away before your schedule gets too...
2019 Holiday Gift Guide

2019 Holiday Gift Guide

We love everything greenery and flowers this time of year, but I have to tell you that the shop is busting with holiday decor as well. I wanted to share some cute items that are new to us this year that we featured on the home tour this weekend. Want a wreath that...
Holiday Design Guide

Holiday Design Guide

The holidays are coming up fast and the team here at Flowers Talk Tivoli is already in the festive mood! That’s why they helped me put together this amazing holiday design guide for you. These are the perfect gifts to send to loved ones, clients and also to...
Keep Your Succulents Healthy and Happy!

Keep Your Succulents Healthy and Happy!

It’s the end of daylight savings time! That means the days are getting shorter, and there will be less sunlight, which means it’s time to answer another question of the week! “How do I keep my succulents alive?” Light Conditions: First off,...
Flowers for the First Lady

Flowers for the First Lady

Seven years ago I got a call from the production crew of the Oprah tour coming to Ottawa. They wanted me to provide all the florals for the stage, green room, and Ms. Winfrey’s dressing room. I was honoured and excited at the opportunity to be able to showcase...
How to Properly Water Your Plants!

How to Properly Water Your Plants!

A common question we frequently receive at our shop is, “How do I water my plants?” Well, today we’ll be showing you how to do just that! There are plenty of ways to water your plants, but not all ways of watering ensure that your plants are properly...
Thanksgiving Holiday Decor!

Thanksgiving Holiday Decor!

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of year! There’s nothing better than being surrounded by great people, and delicious food! We thought we’d help you celebrate by sharing some Thanksgiving holiday decor inspiration!   There is a lot going on at the...
Fall-Themed Centrepiece DIY!

Fall-Themed Centrepiece DIY!

Are you ready to make your own centrepiece for the beautiful fall season? Let’s get started!   I started off with an empty wood box that I double lined with cellophane so it could be filled with water. You could also put a vase within your container instead...
Wishing you a Sweet & Happy New Year!

Wishing you a Sweet & Happy New Year!

Rosh Hashanah is a traditional Jewish holiday that celebrates the beginning of the Jewish New Year. It begins at sundown on Sunday, September 29th until Tuesday, October 1st. It is one of the biggest holidays in the Jewish religion. It is a time to celebrate with...
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 and...
Create Your Own Late Summer Vase Arrangement

Create Your Own Late Summer Vase Arrangement

The only good thing about summer ending is the beautiful bounty of vegetables and flowers that come into season. We say goodbye to beloved peonies and say hello to gorgeous dahlias. Here are step-by-step instructions on how to create your own late summer vase...
Falling Head Over Heels For Planters

Falling Head Over Heels For Planters

It’s that time of year when the temperatures at night are getting chillier, the leaves are starting to change colour and our thoughts turn to everything and anything pumpkin spiced. Don’t get me wrong, I know there are lots of beautiful summer filled days left, but in...
Meet The Newest Tivoli Family Members

Meet The Newest Tivoli Family Members

I’m so excited to introduce the two newest members of the Flowers Talk Tivoli family, Lincoln and Lola. This brother and sister duo is 3 and a half months old, and they are a mix of sharpei, boxer and bull. They have been coming to the store with me a couple of days a...
Caring For Orchids Made Easy

Caring For Orchids Made Easy

The most daunting houseplants out there are orchids. We have people stop in 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 it!...
Watering Your Houseplants 101

Watering Your Houseplants 101

The plant kingdom is vast and diverse; from tiny mosses and lichens to giant redwoods and sprawling aspen groves, plants come in all shapes, sizes, and environments. But there are two things that all plants need: light and water. They are the minimum requirements of...
Local Flower Spotlight

Local Flower Spotlight

You know that feeling when you walk through the local farmers market and you are surrounded with all the fresh grown local goodies? When you look at how fresh everything looks and you are in awe of the long hours that those farmers put into creating such a thing of...
A Feminine Touch

A Feminine Touch

This tablescape is everything girly! Perfect for a bridal shower luncheon or afternoon tea, the soft feminine elements take over this table. Local raspberries and peonies add a touch of colour to this coconut cake from The Cupcake Lounge. A soft mix of white peonies,...
Let’s Get Nautical

Let’s Get Nautical

This week’s tablescape has a Nautical feel to it and I am loving it. Growing up spending summers at our family cottage and now living along the water, this is totally my style. I have always felt most calm by the water and you will always find some type of nautical...
Create Your Own Tropical Table

Create Your Own Tropical Table

Who doesn’t love a good luau? This table is everything tropical. This macrame table runner was the inspiration for this table and I just went from there. It’s fun to pick up different things that can be repurposed after the party such as the pineapple lantern, plants,...
Much More Than A Bouquet

Much More Than A Bouquet

When we think of wedding flowers our minds go right to the bouquet. Why not? It’s the centerpiece for the bride and oh so lovely. But there is so much more to wedding flowers than just the bouquet! We are going to take you through an inspirational journey of all...
Time To Kick Off Your Canada Day Celebrations

Time To Kick Off Your Canada Day Celebrations

Decorating for a Canada Day barbecue should be effortless and laidback. Think relaxed and fun! I like a theme as much as the next girl, but sometimes too much can be a little overwhelming. That’s why I’m sharing my Canada Day tablescape with you to show...
Floral Designs Straight From The Tropics

Floral Designs Straight From The Tropics

With the longer days and the beautiful sunshine, my favourite colour palettes move from the subdued pinks, peaches, and blushes towards the vibrant tones of the hot pink, lime green, and orange. There is no better way to start the celebration of summer off than with...
Colour Theory & Floral Design

Colour Theory & Floral Design

The use of colour theory is of utmost importance in any artistic practice. Floral design is no exception. Colour often carries the first impression and general emotion of any piece; bright and cheerful; soft and somber; or eclectic and modern. Pieces with high...
Fabulous Bridal Bouquets

Fabulous Bridal Bouquets

While most dream of their perfect wedding dress, we fantasize about the amazing bouquets to go with that dream wedding dress. Bridal bouquets can be made to fit any style, budget, and theme. Just because most people think of a ribbon wrapped bouquet of roses...