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Make Your Own Wreath | DIY Video

Our Wreath Workshops are so popular that they sell out quickly! But that doesn't mean you can't learn to make one yourself. We put together a DIY video so you can make your own gorgeous, green and full wreath for the holidays - or give it away as a gift! This is what...

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Food & Flower Ideas for Chanukah

If there is anything in the world that I love more than flowers, it's food. A beautiful dance occurs on the holiday table when gorgeous flowers are intertwined with classic family recipes of food made with love. Flowers Talk Tivoli is lucky that we are able to take...

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Decorating for the Holidays

What an amazing week we're having at the shop, especially as the holidays are fast approaching! We just wrapped up our 16th year of the Homes for The Holidays tour in Ottawa in support of Hospice Care Ottawa. We want to give a huge thank you to everyone that came out...

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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...

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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 love our summer...

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Rosh Hashanah Flowers

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 9th until Tuesday September 11th. It is one of the biggest holidays in the Jewish...

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Say hello to Dahlias!

When one floral season ends, another begins. As much as we hate to say goodbye to our beloved peonies, we are so happy to say hello to our lovely dahlias! Dahlias come in almost every colour of the rainbow, except for blue, and are a happy cheerful flower that can...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 continues to keep us...

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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.

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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? Using...

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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 we are...

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Everyone’s a princess with floral crowns

Once a daisy-filled staple of the average hippy, the floral crown has become one of the most popular bridal accessories of the past few years. Not just for rock festivals and sit-ins anymore, the crown can be styled to any theme: bohemian and natural, delicate...

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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 one of...

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Are you ready for the Easter Bunny?

Easter is this weekend, is your home ready? Whether you're hosting family dinner, visiting friends or eating a chocolate bunny quietly by yourself, we have all the springy things you need to welcome the Big Bun himself. We're so excited to be working with spring...

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Hints of Spring at Flowers Talk Tivoli

I don't know about you, but this month sure has thrown me for a loop. Warm - freezing - rain - snowstorm - warm again. It's exhausting and I'm ready for spring. And that's just what we're preparing for in store! We have everything you need to welcome spring into your...

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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...

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Ask an Expert: Decorating with Plants

Here at Flowers Talk Tivoli, we have the pleasure of working with some of the best local professionals in the decor and event industries. Among our favourites are the kitchen and bath design specialists at Astro Design Center. Their amazing designers are often at the...

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