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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 ladies of Flowers Talk Tivoli...

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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...

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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 centrepiece brings together so many...

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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 video I did with Mary Taggart on...

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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...

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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...

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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: An open...

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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...

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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...

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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 yourself....

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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, succulents need a minimum...

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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 what we...

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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 hydrated. I...

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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. Almost three decades later, I can still recite it, almost verbatim, hands clasped, memories of the middle...

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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 store this...

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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 of...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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