Archives for May 2010

Junction Historic Silos

Just north of Keele & Dundas, there are old, old silos (similar to  grain elevators) that were built by St. Mary’s Cement in 1912. New condos are being built at the old Canadian Tire site across the tracks, and some silos have been torn down. But some remain, and intrepid photographer Jonathan Castellino of BlogTO […]

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Junction History Mash-up

Last year, we had the privilege of working with the West Toronto Junction Historical Society as they celebrated the 100th anniversary of the amalgamation of  the City of Toronto and the City of West Toronto. Here is a  photo of our lovely Humberside models in their floral dresses. The year the WTJHS is working with […]

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Rose Care Information

A recent post by another Toronto florist had me boiling! They recommended this treatment for a wilting rose: put the stem in boiling water. Now really! Where is the science for that one? The living tissue of a rose stem does not want to become tea just yet. Its job is to pull water up […]

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Britain’s Rare Orchid Plant

The Lady’s Slipper Orchid used to be fairly common in Britain, but over one hundred years of transplanting and cutting has greatly reduced the number of plants in the wild. It has been protected since 1981, but there seems to be a black market among gardeners who are willing to pay large sums for a […]

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Mother’s Day Plants and Displays

Our shop is looking very pretty these days. The wonderful early spring/summer means lots of people walking by in the Junction, and we like to pique their interest. Here are some photos of our displays on Saturday: And inside the store, a nice display of soil – yes, soil! It’s actually an organic all-purpose potting […]

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Like Walking in a Field of Flowers

Continuing our country theme this Spring, let us introduce Field of Flowers! Isn’t that just as good as a walk in the country? The tin pitcher has a stylish vintage look. The flowers have been carefully chosen to create an informal, fresh-picked appearance. We have used some of our favourite Ontario-grown flowers – gerberas, viburnum, […]

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Pure White Flowers for Mothers’ Day

Our Spring 2010 Collection overall has a comforting, country feel. Well, sophisticated country feel. We’d be more at home in the recently renovated country kitchen than the barn! The next set of baskets reminded us of rough wooden fences. The large arrangement is in a rectangular shaped box. We used a pave’ style with groupings […]

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Dreaming of Mother’s Day

We found a French source of inspiration for our next set of Mother’s Day flower arrangements. This basket has a set of three bottles, and an iron handle with a “Fleurs” sign. We added a little jute around the necks of the bottles and around the sign handle, then inserted one stem of Bells of […]

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