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Crazy Flower Times - Part 2, Orchidelirium

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Crazy Flower Times - Part 2, Orchidelirium

For our second installment in our 3-part “Crazy Flower Times” series, we’re going to introduce you to the period of time referred to as “Orchidelirium”. Orchidelirium, also called “orchid fever”,  tells of a mania that swept through England during the 19th century.    To the Victorians, orchids symbolized the mystery and adventure of far-away lands. These elegant organisms, with their glamorous flowers, were largely unknown when they first appeared in Victorian society, but they soon became incredibly popular and symbolized status and wealth, two things the Victorians valued above all else!    Explorers were dispatched to almost every part of...

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What is Victoria Day and Why do Canadians Celebrate it?

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What is Victoria Day and Why do Canadians Celebrate it?

You may have been witness to some pretty spectacular fireworks last weekend, but what were they all about? Victoria Day, also known as May Two-Four, May Long, and May Long Weekend, is a Canadian holiday held on the Monday preceding the 25th May. Celebrated across the country, Victoria Day is a federal statutory holiday and a distinctly Canadian observance.   The holiday originated as a celebration to honor Queen Victoria, who ruled Great Britain and Ireland for the majority of the 19th century. Victoria Day was officially declared a Canadian federal holiday in 1901 - the year of Queen Victoria's...

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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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Wedding and Corporate Venues

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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...

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