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Bring Home Spring

With Christmas almost all but a distant memory, the winter months are a perfect time to treat yourself and add a touch of spring to your home.   Tulips are available in a stunning variety of shapes and colours.  The varieties we carry in the shop, January through early May are all locally grown in Ontario (Let’s hear it for local growers!!!) The magic of tulips is that they continue to grow several inches while in your vase so be sure to select a clean vase that is tall enough or simply enjoy watching them do their flower yoga 😊    If given proper care, tulips bloom 3-7 days. Your vase should be kept in a cool place out of the...

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Starting the New Year Green!

 Refresh and renew your space with the restorative power of green plants! During the winter months the air in your home becomes extremely dry so here are some reasons you should bring some plants home. House plants increase humidity and reduce carbon dioxide levels.  You can also consider an indoor plant like another filter in your home.  They help to reduce pollutants and dust levels and I think we can all agree the less dusting we need to do to the better 😊 We hear from customers time and again that they consider themselves “plant killers” or don’t have a “green thumb”.  Fortunately, there is a plentiful list of easy to care for plants that are sure to add...

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Phalaenopsis Orchid Care

Phalaenopsis are perhaps the easiest orchids to grow and they are fortunately also the most common type to grace our decor. This lovely orchid has elegant arching stems of blooms above thick fleshy leaves. Phalaenopsis can stay in flower for many months and this long bloom period makes them even more wonderful. There are about 60 species of phalaenopsis that have been extensively hybridized. There are many hundreds of cultivars that vary in size and bloom count with clear or patterned blooms that range from white, yellow, peach, pink, purple and claret. Phalaenopsis are sometimes known as the moth orchid as their name is derived from Greek for Phalaena, meaning moth, and opsis meaning likeness because the flowers are reminiscent...

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The Positive Power of Flowers

We all know that flowers can brighten our surroundings and cheer us up. A lone bloom or a bevy of blossoms can lift our spirits. In their many lovely forms, flowers captivate us with colour and scent, distracting us in the most wonderful way. Subtle or striking, they can be therapeutic. Flowers have power and here’s how: The colours of flowers can make you happier through chromatherapy, in which colour balances “energy” that may be lacking, to improve one’s spiritual, physical or emotional body. Flowers can help us express sentiments where words may fail us, calm us and remind us of our connection to the seasons and nature. Far back in history, flowers triggered dopamine in our hunter-gatherer ancestors since...

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Wedding and Corporate Venues

Our shop is located in the west end of Toronto and is a stone’s throw away from absolutely gorgeous golf clubs. If you are looking for a venue for a wedding, corporate event, or party, check out the following locations.Islington Golf club is an oasis in the heart of Etobicoke. Their gorgeous patio overlooks the golf greens, gardens and the Mimico creek. With a newly renovated clubhouse, Islington Golf Club is the perfect location for nuptials, cocktails or for a corporate gathering. http://islingtongolfclub.com/HomeLambton Golf and Country Club is another west end gem in the heart of the city and perfect for events large or small. With patios overlooking the fairways, nestled in the Humber Valley and minutes from downtown, consider...

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