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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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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Ombre

Ombre – a hot trend for 2012. A graduated variation in colour. From hair to fashion to furniture, the design industry is embracing this trend. Floral and event designers express their own interpretations of the theme.              

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Rose Celebration in June

June is the month of roses. Every garden with a rosebush is bursting with colour and fragrance. Roses have been a preferred flower for centuries. Shakespeare, Browning, the Bronte sisters and many others found wisdom in considering the rose. Consider these quotes: Loveliest of lovely things are they On earth that soonest pass away. The […]

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Wedding Bouquets at Knox College

A favourite location for weddings in Toronto is Knox Collegeat the U of T. It is a beautiful neo-gothic building with a grassy courtyard and cloistered passages. Opened by the Presbyterian Church in Canada in 1915, it has trained generations of students for ministry. This historic building was the scene of a wedding in July. […]

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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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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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Romantic Words

Do you have something special to say to your Valentine? Are you looking for the perfect words to express your deepest feelings? We have collected some quotes that may be helpful. Check out “Sample Card Messages” on our website! You’ll find some classics and some more modern expressions of love. And don’t worry about embarrassing […]

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Valentine Roses

What colour roses should you send for Valentine’s Day? There is the traditional red, of course, signifying true romantic love. But many women actually love the peach or pink shades instead. If you’ve been paying attention, you may have picked up her favourite colour. Use that knowledge to send a bouquet that is especially suited […]

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