Improve Your Business Image With Flowers

Do you want your business to be seen as sophisticated, caring and thoughtful? Whether you run your own small business or are part of a large corporation, the answer is sure to be a resounding “Yes!” The road to a better business image may lead right through a garden – or at least to your […]

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A Mystical, Fantastical Floral Tree

One of the most welcome signs of spring to come to Toronto is Canada Blooms, the garden and floral show held at the Direct Energy Centre. With beautiful gardens, informative seminars, fun demonstrations and competitions, it’s a lovely way to spend a snowy day. For Toronto florists, the Professional Florists Gallery is especially interesting. So […]

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Is the FTD LivingSocial Coupon saving you money?

Of course, people love to save money. And group coupons are a hot new way to do it! But the promotion from FTD.com and LivingSocial for Mother’s Day leaves something to be desired. This article by Cathy Rulloda explains that you will actually save .99 by using the $20 coupon. That’s ninety-nine cents! Because FTD.com […]

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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 […]

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Flower Delivery in Toronto

Most florists offer same-day delivery of your order if the order is placed by noon. We have found that in this era of instant gratification, we need more options. So Martin’s can offer you same-day delivery, next-day delivery, Rush or Direct delivery depending on your needs. Our standard delivery charge of $12.95 applies to all […]

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English Florist Delphinium

Came across the Blog of Miss Pickering this morning. She has a flower shop in Stamford, Lincolnshire that focuses on locally grown flowers and vintage accessories. This week, she has filled the shop with delphinium only. It is worth the trip to her blog to see fabulous photos of a thousand delphinium in shades of […]

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Floral Demonstration at Strate’s

We had a pleasant time at the Christian Women’s Club this past Wednesday. It is a group that meets monthly at Strate’s Restaurant in Etobicoke. Susan and Lynn took our show on the road! Armed with our beautiful Spring 2010 flyers and samples of the bouquets, we presented a 20 minute demonstration of floral how-to’s […]

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Battle of the Flower Designers – Final Round

You have got to check this out! Who knew flower design could be so much fun? The gloves are off (or in Adam’s case, ON) and our two finalists have posted their most competitive work yet. It’s floral art – these designers have pushed themselves to be creative and competent. They have met the demands […]

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Watch out for online florists FTD.com & 800Flowers

FTD.com and 1800Flowers.com have been summoned to appear before committees in the US. The charge is that they have sold their online customers’ names, email addresses and credit card numbers and collected huge commissions as a result. Usually, what happens is that when a customer places an order, a box pops up asking if you’d […]

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Small Business is Independent Retail

Everyone loves to support “Small Business.” All the political parties say they want to help Small Business. But what does that phrase actually mean? The Retail Council of Canada has revealed some interesting facts about Small Business. Here are a few: “When Canadians think about small businesses, they should think retail,” said Diane J. Brisebois, […]

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