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Tropical Beauties

Sometimes winter weather has us longing for an escape to a tropical paradise. I wish I could take all of our beautiful, loyal customers on a plane that would fly us somewhere balmy, warm and tropical. But, until I am able to do that, I want to take your thoughts...

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The Rose – Spin on an Old Classic!

One of the most timeless and beautiful flowers that we receive in our store five times a week, is the rose. The rose is a classic and so many people love them. It is also one of the only flowers that comes in almost every colour (except blue, please don’t get me...

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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...

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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 They are part of...

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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...

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How to Design Your Holiday Centrepieces

I love decorating the table for the holidays and I'm thrilled to show you how to design your own holiday centrepieces! I get so excited pulling out the holiday plates, setting the candles and dressing the table to welcome family and loved ones. Depending on how...

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Super Easy DIY Holiday Garland

Here is our DIY video tutorial on jazzing up your artificial garland with fresh greenery this Holiday season! This is the quickest way to bring fresh greenery into your home as well as that lovely fragrance that comes with it. We hope this inspires you to bring new...

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Make Your Own Beautiful Holiday Wreath

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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