Archives for January 2011

Some things to think about before Valentine’s Day

Ray’s Florist in the UK  posted a well-written article called “The Ultimate Guide to Choosing and Sending Valentine’s Flowers.” The concept of thinking first is a great one! We find that there are many people who order for Valentine’s Day well in advance, but on the day itself, there are always calls from last-minute shoppers. […]


Life in a 1929 Building

The property that our shop is on was purchased by Alfred and Elizabeth Martin in 1898. At that time, there wooden plank sidewalks and dirt roads. Horses still pulled carriages, and ladies wore long dresses. There is a great photo collection of Toronto in the 1890’s at BlogTO that gives you a sense of the […]


Orchid Plants in Tuxedos

In the flower business, we like to differentiate ourselves from the grocery stores by “dressing” our plants. If you insisted, we would of course sell you an “undressed” plant, but how much better they look in a co-ordinating pot, decorated with ribbon, wire, branches or balls! Have a look at this photo. We had four […]