Archives for March 2010

Helleborus and Gardenia Plants

Helleborus and Gardenia… sounds like a cool name for a flower shop. If people could pronounce it! We have seen Helleborus in the European design magazines every spring, and could never find the plant here. Now there is a grower in Ontario supplying “The Clock” (Ontario Flower Growers Co-operative) with these beautiful plants. The colour […]

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Tulips, Daisies, Viburnum and More

We just received a shipment from Ontario Flower Growers, the co-operative organization owned by leading growers in south Ontario. The quality is excellent – everything is fresh and will be beautiful in Easter arrangements. Have a look at these bright green viburnum blooms! What says “Spring” like these daisies? And the Easter lilies are progressing […]

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Love Hydrangeas?

Do you love hydrangeas like we do? Our grower just brought in hydrangeas for Easter and Passover. We dressed them up in bright yellow pots with blue ribbons, and the colours just pop! They’re here for just a few weeks. You can order one now on our web catalogue. Hydrangeas need water every day or […]

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Creation of our Canada Blooms exhibit

After months of thought and planning, our design for Canada Blooms 2010 is done. Click below for the video! Canada Blooms Display by Martin’s Beautiful deep red “Black Magic” roses are enhanced with black callas, “Freedom” red roses and ti leaves. Black velvet drapes the container, and shiny black hosing loops through the design.  On […]

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Remnants of Roses

BlogTO featured a beautiful photo essay this week. Once, Concord Floral was a major grower of tea roses and sweetheart roses just north of Toronto. The impact of larger bloomed imported roses from Columbia and Ecuador resulted in the closing of the business. Like the author, I didn’t realize how huge the operation was. You […]

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