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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Inspired Flower Arrangements

We’ve had some beautiful arrangements made in the shop this September. So here are some photos of real arrangements for your inspiration! This is a lovely centrepiece for a party: The swirls of leriope grass inside the glass vase really make this lovely! Now here is a lower centrepiece for a baptism party. The rose […]

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Corporate Floral Designs

One aspect of our business is creating fresh flower arrangements for corporate offices. Normally, they are replaced every Monday or Tuesday, so the office has a fresh look for the week. Here is one arrangement we delivered yesterday to an office in West Toronto: This is a lovely design with white roses, green hanging amaranthus […]

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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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Custom Funeral Flower Designs

There is a long history of flowers being offered as a tribute to the deceased. These days, bouquets are often placed at the scene of a fatal car accident or a shooting. There was a large display of orange blooms at Toronto City Hall and at the constituency office of the late Jack Layton when […]

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A Cozy Christmas Centrepiece

One set of our Christmas arrangements for 2011 is  Christmas Cozy and Christmas Comfort. These two arrangements  have a sophisticated country feel. With plaid ribbons and a knitted star ornament, there is a hand-crafted quality to them.  Here is the Christmas Cozy: This is a round arrangement to be used as a centrepiece for a […]

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CAFA Design Show

Once a year, the floral artists of CAFA put on a design show and induct new members. This year’s show was “A Tribute to All Things Canadian.” Our Head Designer, Susan Wetheral, is a proud member of the Canadian Academy of Floral Art. She was part of a team that depicted Canadian Wine. Her first […]

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New Bridal Bouquet Designs

In the quieter summer months, we have had some fun trying new techniques for bridal bouquets. Inspired by Rene van Rems‘ new book, Rene’s Bouquets for Brides, we created these stylish designs: This took quite some time, as lily petals were glued in concentric circles to form one large “flower.” The handle is made of […]

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Floral Art Demonstration at AIFD Symposium 2011

Natasha Lisitsa demonstrated floral art in ‘Exuberant Floral Art on a Large Scale’. Natasha studied Sogetsu, a free and creative style of Ikebana. Then she developed  her own style, a fusion of Eastern and Western design. Her company Waterlily Pond Floral Design Studio is based in the San Francisco Bay area. Her work at the […]

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Design Presentation at AIFD Symposium 2011

One of the design seminars was presented by Rene Van Rems, ‘Designing through the Centuries’. Rene covered period design from western regions of the world:  Britain, Germany, Italy, Holland, France and USA. Here are a few examples of his work: Rene travelled through history right up to modern and contemporary design. Here is an example […]

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