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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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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...

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Pesky Pests!

Pesky Pests!

Are you noticing plants wilting, leaf tips browning or yellowing leaves? If you are, you could have yourself some pesky pests on your houseplants! We want to focus on these pest problems to help you have happy, healthy plants again. There are; however, other sources...

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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!...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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 you it can be...

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