Archives for March 2012

Flowering Plants for Passover and Easter

We have lots of beautiful plants arriving now for the Easter/Passover celebrations next weekend. We tried a new supplier for our hydrangea plants, and look at these stunning specimens: Now here are blue and pink hydrangeas together: These are such interesting plants. Look at the detail of the petals: Finally, the annual visit by the […]

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Medinilla Plants now at Martin’s

Did you see those beautiful Medinilla plants at Canada Blooms? It’s a wonder there are any available now – so many were on display there. Now that we’ve seen them, we have to have them. So Martin’s received our first shipment of Medinillas today. Here’s a beautiful shot: The medinilla is native to Luzon, the […]

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Professional Florists at Canada Blooms 2012

In our second post on Canada Blooms, we want to focus on the installations by professional florists. This is one of the most popular displays at the annual show, and Martin’s are thrilled to have been included every year since the show started! The theme for the exhibit was City Culture. Here is our own […]

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Canada Blooms Highlights 2012

The Canada Blooms Show is at its halfway point for this year. We’ve taken a couple of trips to the show and thought we would share some of the highlights. Lots of photos! Let’s start with some of the Garden Club contests. The pink lilies and anthuriums were just perfect. Leaving the Garden Club area, […]

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New Plants at Martin’s

Air plants are fascinating. They look and feel like something artificial, with no root. Yet they are living plants, dependent on moisture in the air to survive. We take the plants and submerge them in water for ten minutes or so, about once a week. That seems to be all the care they require. Here […]

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