Easter And Passover Blooms

Easter And Passover Blooms

Easter And Passover Blooms With Easter and the start of Passover only a few days away, it’s the perfect time to show off some of our wonderful spring blooms! I’ve enjoyed basking in the many colours at the shop in the past few days as spring flowers flow...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Food & Flower Ideas for Chanukah

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...
Remembrance Day Gratitude

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...
Rosh Hashanah Flowers

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...
HOLIDAY BULB PLANTING

HOLIDAY BULB PLANTING

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...
Canada 150

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...
Are you ready for the Easter Bunny?

Are you ready for the Easter Bunny?

Easter is this weekend, is your home ready? Whether you’re hosting family dinner, visiting friends or eating a chocolate bunny quietly by yourself, we have all the springy things you need to welcome the Big Bun himself. We’re so excited to be working with...
Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Love is in the air my friends, which is a nice change from the buckets and buckets of snow we just saw! I hope wherever you are in this snowy, marshmallow world you are warm and happy and with (or will soon be with) your Valentine. I also hope you remembered to get...
Last Minute Gift Ideas

Last Minute Gift Ideas

Last minute visits, surprise invitations to a dinner party, forgetting your sister’s new boyfriend will be joining you for the weekend. It’s happened to us all and sometimes your ‘present drawer’ (you know the one; the one you stock throughout...
The Gift that Keeps Giving

The Gift that Keeps Giving

It’s that time of year again. That time to be stumped. We all have one on our list, but what do you get the guy or gal who has everything? Silly, of course the answer is flowers! Send that special someone something special with Flowers For A Year from Flowers...
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...
Last Minute Gift Ideas

Homes for the Holidays: Take One

We just wrapped up another successful weekend of decorating, inspiring, and raising funds and awareness for the wonderful work at Hospice Care Ottawa with the 14th annual Homes for the Holidays Tour. Despite some fearsome weather, people came once again in droves to...
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...
Homes for the Holidays

Homes for the Holidays

Homes for the Holidays has been a staple of Ottawa’s holiday season for 14 years and with good reason! A stunning effort from the wonderful people at Hospice Care Ottawa to raise funds and awareness for the Hospice at May Court, it combines charity and the cheer...
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...
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.

Looking Back and Thank You!

Looking Back and Thank You!

What a year it has been! If you had asked me last January what I had expected out of 2014, never in my wildest dreams would I have known.   What a whirlwind it has been! From the dozens of couples that asked us to create florals for their special day, to providing the...
Staff Holiday Favourites!

Staff Holiday Favourites!

Amidst the holiday madness of this week we took some time to appreciate our favourite aspects of working as a florist during this time of year. Here are just a few current and awesome favourites!! Stephanotis: the white, waxy flowers give off an amazing scent! It has...
Great Gift Ideas from Flowers Talk Tivoli

Great Gift Ideas from Flowers Talk Tivoli

Are you running out of gift ideas? Down to the last hard-to-shop-for people on your list like clients or in-laws?! We have you covered!! Outdoor wreaths make great gifts. We have different shapes, sizes, and greenery to choose from. Boxwood, Oregonia, Magnolia, Pine...
Holiday Decorating with Plants!

Holiday Decorating with Plants!

Whether you are celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Ramadan, or any other special occasion (Festivus perhaps?!), plants are always a great way to add warmth, cheer, and colour to your home decor. One of our favourites is the Lemon Cypress, also known as Goldcrest. We...
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...
What Do You Wear on November 11th?

What Do You Wear on November 11th?

Have you ever wondered why we wear poppies on November 11th?   According to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 17…. A writer first made the connection between the poppy and battlefield deaths during the Napoleonic wars of the early 19th century, remarking that...