5 Fun Flower Activities for Kids

5 Fun Flower Activities for Kids

Ever noticed how a child’s face lights up like a sunflower in full bloom when they’re playing in the garden? Nature is like a multicolored canvas for kids – full of intriguing shapes, captivating scents, and endless opportunities for discovery. So, let’s dive into the fun-filled world of flowers and uncover some enchanting DIY activities that will have your kiddos channeling their inner garden gnomes in no time!

A Guide to Choosing the Perfect Flowers for Every Room in Your Home

A Guide to Choosing the Perfect Flowers for Every Room in Your Home

Get ready to infuse each space with its own burst of vibrant beauty and intoxicating fragrances. From the living room to the bedroom, we’ve got you covered with tips to create a floral paradise that will leave you smiling. Are you ready? Let’s dive into this colorful guide!

How to Keep Your Plants Alive While You Are On Vacation

How to Keep Your Plants Alive While You Are On Vacation

The length of your vacation determines the care your plants will need. For an extended European tour, consider enlisting a plant sitter. But if you’re away for a week, don’t worry! You can take steps to ensure their well-being.

The Meaning of Flowers

The Meaning of Flowers

Have you ever wondered what different flowers meant? Here are the meaning of some of our personal favourites!

Holiday Style Guide For 2022

Holiday Style Guide For 2022

Our store is bursting with new spring plants and pots looking for their forever home! Shop now and don’t miss out.

Create Your Own Late Summer Vase Arrangement!

Create Your Own Late Summer Vase Arrangement!

It’s not easy to accept that summer is in fact, coming to an end. But it does mean one thing we can be excited for – Dahlias! Did you know that the Dahlia symbolizes beauty, commitment, and kindness? That is why they are a very popular choice for weddings and...
Charming New Decor and More!

Charming New Decor and More!

Our store is bursting with new spring plants and pots looking for their forever home! Shop now and don’t miss out.

Hacks to Make Fresh-Cut Flowers Last Longer

Hacks to Make Fresh-Cut Flowers Last Longer

Receiving beautiful fresh-cut flowers is one of the best feelings—the only downside is that they don’t last forever. Thankfully, if you want to make them last as long as possible, there are a few hacks that can help!

5 Plants That Are Perfect For Office Spaces

5 Plants That Are Perfect For Office Spaces

5 Plants That Are Perfect For Office Spaces So, you’ve gone back to working in the office and you’re missing your work-from-home days. Or maybe your office space just isn’t as cozy, bright, or aesthetically pleasing as you would like it to be....
5 Houseplants For Beginners

5 Houseplants For Beginners

Does the thought of taking care of a plant stress you out? Check out the 5 houseplants we recommend for beginners!

Say Hello To Spring

Say Hello To Spring

Our favourite season is around the corner and our new collection is bursting with those springtime vibes you know and love!

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

As a female-owned business, International Women’s Day is an important day to celebrate! Show your appreciation to all women on March 8th.

Valentine’s Day is Almost Here

Valentine’s Day is Almost Here

Our favourite day of the year is almost here! Get your Valentine’s Day floral orders in. Everyone in your love deserves a bouquet!

5 Favourites For Spring

5 Favourites For Spring

Get your house spring-ready with 5 of my favourites! From colourful blooms to unique pots and plants, spring will be here in no time.

How-To: Tulip Centrepiece (A Step-By-Step Guide)

Vanco Tulip Season Is Here

Manifest springtime with a bouquet of fresh-cut Tulips. Vanco Farm Tulips are here and ready to brighten up your day and home!

New Year, Same Fresh Florals

New Year, Same Fresh Florals

Brighten up these cold, winter days with a bouquet of fresh florals or new houseplant for yourself or someone you love!

Last-Minute Gift Ideas

Last-Minute Gift Ideas

Are you shopping for gifts at the last minute? We have you covered with everything you need to check everyone off your list!

Our Favourite Stocking Stuffers

Our Favourite Stocking Stuffers

Looking for the perfect little stocking stuffer or Secret Santa gift? Buy from a small business and make their holiday wishes come true!

Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide

Check out all of my personal favourites in this holiday gift guide! Buy for someone on your list or keep any of these pieces yourself!

Holiday Arrangements

Holiday Arrangements

Check out our Holiday and Winter Arrangements that will add an elegant touch of cheer to your home this season!

A Florist’s 5 Go-To Favourite Flowers

A Florist’s 5 Go-To Favourite Flowers

We all have our “go-to” favourites right? Especially these days, we gravitate towards the things that bring us comfort. From the comfiest of clothes to our favourite coffee mug. Here are my 5 “go-to” favourite flowers for any occasion.

Caring For Your Valentine’s Bouquet 

Caring For Your Valentine’s Bouquet 

Caring For Your Valentine’s Bouquet  So, you received a bouquet of flowers so beautiful that you wish they’d last forever. Now what? Here’s what to do to make your Flowers Talk Tivoli fresh-cut flowers last as long as possible! Read on, or watch this...
Dahlias, Dahlias, And More Dahlias!

Dahlias, Dahlias, And More Dahlias!

One of my favourites with their bright, bold colours and oh-so-satisfying symmetrical petals – dahlias are perfect for pulling any arrangement together.

Why Roses For Valentine’s?

Why Roses For Valentine’s?

Why Roses For Valentine’s? Love is in the air my friends! I hope wherever you are in this snowy, marshmallow world you are warm, happy and with (or will soon be with) your Valentine. I also hope you remembered to get them some very special Flowers Talk Tivoli...
DIY Spring Tulip Arrangement

DIY Spring Tulip Arrangement

DIY Spring Tulip Arrangement I love the simplicity of tulips; the clean lines and promise of spring. We receive quite a few different varieties of tulips from Holland and the Niagara Region, but one of our favourite tulip suppliers are Vanco tulips from PEI. It’s a...
Our Top Designs Of 2019

Our Top Designs Of 2019

Our Top Designs Of 2019 How many times have you written 2019 in the last week? I have more than I can count! Maybe I need to say a proper goodbye to 2019 before I welcome in 2020. What better way to pay tribute to this past year than a look back. When I asked the...
Falling Head Over Heels For Planters

Falling Head Over Heels For Planters

It’s that time of year when the temperatures at night are getting chillier, the leaves are starting to change colour and our thoughts turn to everything and anything pumpkin spiced. Don’t get me wrong, I know there are lots of beautiful summer filled days left, but in...
Floral Designs Straight From The Tropics

Floral Designs Straight From The Tropics

With the longer days and the beautiful sunshine, my favourite colour palettes move from the subdued pinks, peaches, and blushes towards the vibrant tones of the hot pink, lime green, and orange. There is no better way to start the celebration of summer off than with...
Colour Theory & Floral Design

Colour Theory & Floral Design

The use of colour theory is of utmost importance in any artistic practice. Floral design is no exception. Colour often carries the first impression and general emotion of any piece; bright and cheerful; soft and somber; or eclectic and modern. Pieces with high...
How To Design With a Floral Frog

How To Design With a Floral Frog

Sometimes I see a certain flower or a particular vessel and just have to create some pretty. When the first shipment of coral charm peonies arrived at the store I knew that I had to make a centrepiece to showcase them. Paired with the perfect blue compote bowl from...
African Violet – Not just your Granny’s plant

African Violet – Not just your Granny’s plant

Low on space and want a really cute plant with pops of colour? The African Violet may be the one for you. I know, I know, you have seen them sitting on your grandmother’s window sill in her living room and kitchen for years. If Granny loves this plant, then so should...
Greenery: An Arrangement Staple

Greenery: An Arrangement Staple

There are some flowers and greenery that we try to consistently carry in our shop. Some are the ‘staples’ that we couldn’t live without! As much as flowers are so important to an arrangement, we find that greenery is equally as important. Here are some of our...
DIY Spring Tulip Arrangement

Simple DIY Spring Tulip Arrangement

I love the simplicity of tulips; the clean lines and promise of spring. We receive quite a few different varieties of tulips from Holland and the Niagara Region, but one of our favourite tulip suppliers are Vanco tulips from PEI. It’s a family owned farm that prides...
A Colour For Every Arrangement

A Colour For Every Arrangement

We’ve all seen very typical flower arrangements even mentioning the word “arrangement” you probably have an idea of what your standard arrangement looks like – whether it’s one you like or not. The possibilities for floral arrangements go...
The Rose – Spin on an Old Classic!

The Rose – Spin on an Old Classic!

One of the most timeless and beautiful flowers that we receive in our store five times a week, is the rose. The rose is a classic and so many people love them. It is also one of the only flowers that comes in almost every colour (except blue, please don’t get me...
Rosh Hashanah Flowers

Rosh Hashanah Flowers

Wishing you a Sweet & Happy New Year! Rosh Hashanah is a traditional Jewish holiday that celebrates the beginning of the Jewish New Year. It begins at sundown on Sunday September 9th until Tuesday September 11th. It is one of the biggest holidays in the Jewish...
Canada 150

Canada 150

It’s a very exciting time at Flowers Talk Tivoli; it’s prom season in the neighbourhood, everyone’s gearing up for a very exciting Canada Day weekend, and we have been loving our new location at Dream Weaver in the Rideau Center! While the weather...
Mother’s Day in Ottawa

Mother’s Day in Ottawa

Grey skies, high waters, chilly nights; spring in Ottawa is always a delight! The forecast this weekend may look bleak outside, but we have all the bright, spring colours to brighten your mother’s special day this Sunday! Peonies are just coming into season and...
Everyone’s a princess with floral crowns

Everyone’s a princess with floral crowns

Once a daisy-filled staple of the average hippy, the floral crown has become one of the most popular bridal accessories of the past few years. Not just for rock festivals and sit-ins anymore, the crown can be styled to any theme: bohemian and natural, delicate...
Are you ready for the Easter Bunny?

Are you ready for the Easter Bunny?

Easter is this weekend, is your home ready? Whether you’re hosting family dinner, visiting friends or eating a chocolate bunny quietly by yourself, we have all the springy things you need to welcome the Big Bun himself. We’re so excited to be working with...
A Very Special Tuesday

A Very Special Tuesday

Buckle up, boys and girls, it’s almost here; the most romantic Tuesday of the year. Are you ready? Because we sure are! It can be a wild ride for us, that second week of February, but we sure do love making beautiful things to spread the love. We can’t...
Staff Picks: February

Staff Picks: February

One of the hardest thing as a designer (especially at our shop) is trying to decide which of the copious flowers to use and where. We get so many beautiful, unusual and varied blooms in any given week it can be a challenge to choose. This time of year it gets even...
Colour Theory in Floral Design

Colour Theory in Floral Design

As in any artistic practice, the use of colour in floral design is of utmost importance. It often carries the first impression and general emotion of any piece; bright and cheerful, soft and somber, eclectic and modern. Pieces with high contrast, like yellow and...

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