It’s Fall At Flowers Talk Tivoli

It’s Fall At Flowers Talk Tivoli

Now that the warmer weather is here, treat your outdoor space to a fresh new look. Take your patio from boring to beautiful by adding a bit of personality with a few of our faves.

Refresh Your Planters For Fall

Refresh Your Planters For Fall

It might seem early to be redoing your planters for fall, but as Fall begins, you will notice your summer plants start to look rundown.

Fall & Winter Workshops Are On The Way

Fall & Winter Workshops Are On The Way

With all the abnormalities in our lives right now and all decades of traditions and events that we are not able to take part in this year, I didn’t want our workshops to be lost as well.

Spend Mother’s Day Together – Virtually

Spend Mother’s Day Together – Virtually

Spend Mother’s Day Together – Virtually Many of us may not be able to spend Mother’s Day with the special women in our lives this year. So, I have put together something memoriable to bring you together and make lasting memories with Mom. This...
Make Your Own Outdoor Spring Planter

Make Your Own Outdoor Spring Planter

Make Your Own Outdoor Spring Planter Spring is here and we just couldn’t wait to get outside and get our hands in some dirt. We thought you might be feeling the same way, too, so we have this simple outdoor planter DIY that will brighten up any porch or walkway....
Colourful DIY Indoor Spring Bulb Planter

Colourful DIY Indoor Spring Bulb Planter

Colourful DIY Indoor Spring Bulb Planter When the days start getting longer and the hope of the snow melting grows stronger, I want to do anything that is spring inspired. I feel like when we fill our homes with spring, the outside will start to show it as well....
Spring Workshops On The Way

Spring Workshops On The Way

Spring Workshops On The Way The wait is over – our first workshops of the year are on their way! We have three amazing workshops coming to our shop this April and you don’t want to miss out on them. They are a great chance to get out and get crafty and...
The Amazing Benefits Of Eucalyptus

The Amazing Benefits Of Eucalyptus

The Amazing Benefits Of Eucalyptus Do you want to create a spa like atmosphere at home? Are you struggling with chest congestion or joint pain? Are you suffering with respiratory or sinus issues?​ If you said yes to any of the above, you have to try this extremely...
DIY Spring Tulip Arrangement

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...
Make Your Own Winter Centrepiece

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...
DIY Your Own Winter Garland

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...
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...
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:...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
How To Design With a Floral Frog

How To Design With a Floral Frog

Sometimes I see a certain flower or a particular vessel and just have to create some pretty. When the first shipment of coral charm peonies arrived at the store I knew that I had to make a centrepiece to showcase them. Paired with the perfect blue compote bowl from...
Easy DIY Fern Terrarium

Easy DIY Fern Terrarium

This beautiful fern terrarium is the perfect match on a side table or as a centrepiece for your dining table. There are just a few things that you’ll need to make it yourself – to enjoy or give away as a gift: ferns of your choice (I used a staghorn fern,...
DIY Spring Tulip Arrangement

Simple 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...
Low Maintenance Decorating With Cacti

Low Maintenance Decorating With Cacti

Looking for an easy and low maintenance way to spruce up your living space? Look no further! Cacti are an easy, beautiful way to dress up any area of your home. Plus, if you’re a notorious plant killer, they are perfect since they are easy to maintain (requires almost...
How to Design Your Holiday Centrepieces

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...
Super Easy DIY Holiday Garland

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...
Make Your Own Beautiful Holiday Wreath

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...
Decorating for the Holidays

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...
Fall in Love with Autumn Planters this Season

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...
Preserving wedding flowers

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?...
Staff Picks: February

Staff Picks: February

One of the hardest thing as a designer (especially at our shop) is trying to decide which of the copious flowers to use and where. We get so many beautiful, unusual and varied blooms in any given week it can be a challenge to choose. This time of year it gets even...
Colour Theory in Floral Design

Colour Theory in Floral Design

As in any artistic practice, the use of colour in floral design is of utmost importance. It often carries the first impression and general emotion of any piece; bright and cheerful, soft and somber, eclectic and modern. Pieces with high contrast, like yellow and...
You are Invited…

You are Invited…

To Flowers Talk Tivoli’s annual Holiday open house! Come see us at 282 Richmond Rd this Wednesday, November 30th 2016 to visit with your designers, schmooze with your neighbours and partake of some delicious nibbles. You’ll enjoy 20% off all in store...
Winter Urns for Everyone!

Winter Urns for Everyone!

The season is fast approaching; is your home ready? The week of November 22nd we will be out in the city installing our signature winter urn arrangements and outdoor decor, is your home on the list? Call us to book your front step for the personalized Flowers Talk...
The Holidays Are Here!

The Holidays Are Here!

The holiday season has arrived at Flowers Talk Tivoli! The store is bursting with beauty and cheer and we can’t wait to show you. Timeless wreaths and garlands, elegant table decor, and baskets on baskets of adorable ornaments for your tree await at 282 Richmond...
Let’s Give Thanks! With Flowers!

Let’s Give Thanks! With Flowers!

Some things change a lot; the seasons, your favourite pie flavour (right now mine is blueberry with a graham crumble crust),  flower trends, and whether or not tights as pants are ok. But some things stay the same. Like the universal appeal of a freshly raked leaf...
Be the Designer: A Cheater’s Guide

Be the Designer: A Cheater’s Guide

Not everyone has an artistic eye or a crafty hand. People of the type that designers are made love to play and experiment and manipulate stems and blooms to turn them into an intricate pattern and expression of joy or solidarity. Some people just want their kitchen...
Hydrangeas! Why do they hate me?

Hydrangeas! Why do they hate me?

Hydrangea, the white fluffy marshmallow flower of which dreams are made, is one of the most popular blooms we carry. They are soft, elegant, look amazeballs on their own and can fill in a table centre piece like nobody’s business!

But they have a dark side… a sad, twisted, penchant for self-destruction.

Fall Bulb Planting! It’s never too early to think of spring!

Fall Bulb Planting! It’s never too early to think of spring!

With these tips you’ll be turning your neighbours green with envy and your garden every other colour with glorious, rapturous blooms that will come back year after year. Come into the store now to check out all the amazing new flower varieties we have on offer!

Workshops! Workshops galore!

Workshops! Workshops galore!

Just in time for Thanksgiving is our table centre piece workshop. Learn to make a festive arrangement in a pumpkin or low dish for Turkey Day! And then at the end of November we’ll teach you how to make an urn insert for your outdoor container with all the winter greens you can handle. We’ll even have some berries and pine cones and maybe if you’re good something with sparkles.

Terrariums Part 3!!

Terrariums Part 3!!

Now that you’ve built your totally terrific terrarium I bet you want to know how to keep it from turning into a diorama of the nuclear apocalypse. In this the penultimate installment of Terrariums!! we will go over basic care and troubleshooting to help you keep it healthy, happy and growing.

Terrariums Part Two!!

Terrariums Part Two!!

Terrariums! Part the Second: You are God Congratulations!  You have decided to become an omnipotent creator of worlds!  Destroyer of… hopefully nothing, but we’ll see how green that thumb is.  In our second post on these pocket-sized ecosystems we’ll go over...
Terrariums!!

Terrariums!!

The first in our workshop series at Flowers Talk Tivoli has been an amazing success!  Originally to consist of only one night of glass-covered goodness it has since generated an additional 3 terrarium workshops just to accommodate the overwhelming demand for these...
5 Ways to Bring Spring Into Your Home

5 Ways to Bring Spring Into Your Home

Tired of winter yet? I know we are. It has been a long and bitterly cold start to 2015 and as the temperature hovers around the -20C mark, I think we are all anxiously awaiting the blooms of spring! Never fear. While you wait for the barbeque to thaw out, here are...
Winter Blues? Spring Bulbs!

Winter Blues? Spring Bulbs!

Winter can feel long and at times a little gray. That’s why we have many beautiful potted spring bulbs to help cheer you up (and cheer us up too) and add colour to these blustery white days. Here are a few of our in-store beauties! Daffodils, Muscari, and Hyacinth OH...
3 Easy Steps to Winter Urns

3 Easy Steps to Winter Urns

It is that time of year!  The frost has hit and it is now time to fill those outdoor urns with winter beauty.  No need to go and grab one of the those cheezy inserts from the big box stores  with the floppy bow and the sad looking greenery, you can do it yourself! It...