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A Valentine Gift Guide

What to send for Valentine’s? Here are some ideas! Roses are beautiful, and they don’t have to be red. There are so many beautiful varieties now, like this Circus rose: We buy all our roses from certified Ecuadorian farms. When the volcanoes aren’t acting up, Ecuador has the perfect environment for growing roses. The altitude […]

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Pink roses and ranunculus with white hydrangea in a lace-wrapped vase

Special Flowers for Your Valentine

How nice it is to take some time to think about the one you love. We tend to take for granted the people who mean the most to us. Now Cupid is back poking us with his cute little arrow, reminding us to show some appreciation! Flowers are one of the top choices for gift […]

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Martin Family Four Generations

Martin’s History – the fourth generation

Bill and Marion’s children, Lynn, Debbie, Carol, Jane and Paul all worked at the family business growing up. Bill worked long hours, six days a week, so coming to the shop on Saturdays and during busy seasons gave us a chance to spend time with him. We each learned valuable lessons: how to work hard […]

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Martin’s History – the story of Bill Martin

Our story continues with the next generation of Martins. Bill took over the shop in 1950 after the death of his father. He carried on the tradition of cute live animals in the shop window, and even tried a monkey in a cage. A monkey’s not as exciting as you might think – it bit […]

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Martin’s History – the story of Gordon W. Martin

It turns out that 115 years of family and business history doesn’t fit neatly into one blog post. So today in our second instalment, we’ll look at Gordon, the person who gave our business its official name: Gordon W. Martin Florists Limited. Gordon was born in 1898, the same year our property was purchased. In […]

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