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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 roses. But why roses, you may...

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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 the love. We can't wait to help you find...

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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 have to start with the classic dozen red roses....

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The Evolution of Valentine’s Day

The Evolution of Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day - It's not just for lovers any more!For centuries (yes! It's been around that long!) Valentine's Day has been reserved only for couples, a special day to show the love you feel for your better half, your main squeeze, partner, bae, soul-mate,...

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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 family owned farm that prides...

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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 received a large...

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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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