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Crazy Flower Times - Part 1, Tulip Mania

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Crazy Flower Times - Part 1, Tulip Mania

We think everyone would agree, we are definitely living through a strange period in time at the moment! We’re all adjusting to a new normal, and some things probably won’t ever be the same again. Throughout history, there have been periods of time when things have just been, well, a bit crazy! And this got us thinking if this was also true for flowers. As with anything, flowers over time have gone in and out of trends, and there have been some pretty strange flower-related obsessions over the years. So, we thought we would bring you a 3-part series explaining...

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Aster - The Flower of September

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Aster - The Flower of September

With the end of long hot summer days, comes the gentler warmth of September. Synonymous with new starts and the beginning of fall, this month gives us a glimpse of the anticipated autumnal colours and cosy knits soon to arrive. After the flexibleness of carefree summer days, September brings a return to routine and the opportunity for a fresh start. When summer flowers fade and the days grow shorter, the aster takes centre stage. Blooming anywhere from late summer to late fall, asters can be seen in most regions across Canada, and are commonly spotted growing in woodlands, by the...

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Perfect Peonies

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Perfect Peonies

  It’s summertime and we are so excited to say that local peony season is well and truly upon us! That means dazzlingly beautiful, Ontario-grown peonies are available in store for you now and through the next few weeks! (Disclaimer - you’re going to have to be quick though, because once they hit the store, they don’t hang around!) Reportedly the favourite flowers of Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, the cloud-like blooms are loved by most, but how much do you actually know about them? Well, read on to find out some interesting facts about summertime’s favourite fleur. Peonies are perennial...

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How Well Do You Know Your Provincial Flowers?

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How Well Do You Know Your Provincial Flowers?

Saskatchewan - Western Red Lily Saskatchewan made the Western Red Lily its flower of choice in 1941. Typically found in meadows, forests and other damp, wooded areas, it has become a rare sight in the province due to urban sprawl and forest fires. Researchers are working to increase the germination of this protected species. Northwest Territories - Mountain Avens Mountain Avens have represented the N.W.T. since 1957. The bloom flourishes on rocky ground that is commonly found across the territory, and the species is related to Alberta's provincial flower, the Wild Rose. Nunavut - Purple SaxifrageWe thought we’d take this...

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The Positive Power of Flowers

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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...

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