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Hydrangea - Is It a Love/Hate Thang?

Hydrangeas are one of the most popular cut flowers that we design with in the shop, and there’s nothing like a mass of them to create a dramatic effect. However, they do sometimes get a bad rep’.  Well known for their fluffy marshmallow-like appearance and striking look when arranged en masse, hydrangea’s large and beautiful blooms can sometimes elicit a love/hate response from customers. It seems people are either in one camp or the other. On the one hand, hydrangea reminds us of a stunning country garden and has a classically elegant look. On the other, however, they are known for having a darker side. If you’ve ever experienced the hydrangea shrivel, you’ll know what we mean! They can be...

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Pet Friendly Plants

Ensuring that pets and plants live together in harmony can be something of a challenge for even the most green-fingered plant enthusiast. Many plants are poisonous to our furry friends and, as well-behaved as Fido may be, there may be times when you turn your head only to find he has taken a mouthful out of your Maidenhair fern! In order to keep your pets safe in a plant-filled environment, let us introduce you to some house plants that we regularly carry in the store that are non-toxic to both cats and dogs: African Violet - this low-maintenance blooming plant is native to tropical parts of east Africa. It is sensitive to changes in temperature but easy to care for....

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Theresa and Eric's October Wedding

In October of 2018, we had the pleasure of being part of Theresa and Eric's eucalyptus filled wedding.  Theresa wanted an all greenery wedding and that is exactly what she got! The church was beautifully dressed with two large vase arrangements overflowing with lush greens, three varieties of eucalyptus and soft green hanging amaranthus.   Theresa and the Attendant's bouquets were all hand-tied with a lush mix of thistle, three varieties of eucalyptus, seeded, parva and silver dollar with an accent of tryptamine.  Natural and flowing varieties of eucalyptus adorned the reception backdrop, head table and table centerpieces. I wish we could have bottled the smell, it was pure heaven :) Credits Photographer: Venue:

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Spring Bulbs

There are piles of snow on the ground and with more to come (UGH!), along with very cold temperatures it’s time to think SPRING! . The good news is we will be saying goodbye to Winter and an official hello to Spring on Wednesday March 20th.  Until we see the tulips and daffodils popping their heads through the soil outside, we’ve got the perfect fix, a beautiful bulb planter! What better way to celebrate the Spring than tulips, hyacinths, crocus and muscari blooming in your home or office? Caring for your bulbs is easy! Place the bulb planter in a cool location that receives bright, indirect light. Keep soil moist but not saturated. Remove flowers as they fade. After all...

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Industry Friends

Oleander Floral Design is proudly a preferred partner of Old Mill Toronto. Over the years, we have built relationships with some of the area’s best wedding and event specialists. Whether you’re looking for a beautiful venue, planning and coordination services, photography, dancing the night away to fabulous music or mouthwatering tasty treats, we can recommend a list of trusted professionals that you can rely on, to make your event a unique and memorable occasion. OLD MILL TORONTO The casual elegance and timeless style of Old Mill Toronto is unparalleled, making it an unrivaled venue for your special wedding day. Have the day of your dreams with a romantic wedding at Old Mill Toronto, and enjoy a lifetime of memories. PASTICHE EVENTS Pastiche...

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