Wedding Bouquets of Roses

A recent Bride sent us this photo of herself and her Maid of Honour with their flowers. The Bride’s bouquet was an interesting combination of red and hot pink roses, with accents of coral hypericum. It was a hand-tied design bound with ivory satin ribbon. Sweet red spray roses kept the bouquet textured and light. […]

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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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Hand-Made Cards by Local Artist

A fabulous Valentine gift is not just one item – like roses – but a package. Something that shows that time and thought and planning have come together for a personal and heartfelt gift. This Valentine’s Day, we have brought in hand-made greeting cards created by local artist Jane Mullis, of Missing Piece Mosaics. These […]

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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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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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