Taking Your Indoor Plants Outside It’s that time of year when we are all craving to be outdoors! And your plants are craving to be outside too! Your plants will thrive outdoors this summer with some of these tips and tricks: 1. Wait until the temperature at night...
Let’s create a simple, yet elegant Tulip centrepiece. Following along with this step-by-step guide with me!
When it comes to getting the perfect arrangement for Mom, there are many different styles you can choose from. Here are our favourites!
Mother’s Day is coming up and we think you should celebrate all the women in your life! Check out our favourite Mother’s Day gift ideas.
Give your mom the flowers she deserves this Mother’s Day. Order your bouquet early and beat this holiday rush!
Welcome back to the shop! Check out my five favourite corners of the store and why they mean so much to me.
Our store is bursting with new spring plants and pots looking for their forever home! Shop now and don’t miss out.
Does the thought of taking care of a plant stress you out? Check out the 5 houseplants we recommend for beginners!
Spring is officially here and we have 3 unique ways to bring this wonderful season into your home using pops of colour and nature!
Our favourite season is around the corner and our new collection is bursting with those springtime vibes you know and love!
As a female-owned business, International Women’s Day is an important day to celebrate! Show your appreciation to all women on March 8th.
Don’t let a shadier home stop you from having plants around! Check out our list for the best plants for low lighting.
Our favourite day of the year is almost here! Get your Valentine’s Day floral orders in. Everyone in your love deserves a bouquet!
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.
Brighten up these cold, winter days with a bouquet of fresh florals or new houseplant for yourself or someone you love!
Are you shopping for gifts at the last minute? We have you covered with everything you need to check everyone off your list!
Everything you need to know on how to transition your outdoor plants to indoor plants this winter.
Check out our list of the best houseplants for small spaces! Perfect for plant parents living in apartments, or small rooms.
Succulents are a popular pick to add a splash of green to any space, and they can be easy to care for if you follow these tips.
Do you want to fill your home with a variety of plants, but don’t know where to start? Do you want low-maintenance plants that still provide beautiful results when fully grown? Are you looking to give a plant to someone and don’t know which one to choose?
You know that feeling when you walk through the local farmers market and you are surrounded with all the fresh grown local goodies?
Did you spend last weekend planting? Have you transformed your outdoor space into a beautiful oasis?
We can finally put away those winter jackets and pull out our gardening tools with the long-term forecast of sunshine and warm weather! Summer planters are my favourite out of all of the seasons to plant.
The outcome of your final sale can lie in the staging. The first impression potential buyers have of your home has a huge impact on whether they will leap to make an offer!
Are you interested in reducing toxins in your home? Try these 5 houseplants to help improve your air quality.
Have you found a new hobby recently? So many people have a new-found love for house plants and gardening since spending so much time at home.
Pet owners, you CAN have your precious fur babies and your beautiful plants, just with a little compromise. Our Top Potting Picks With so many of us spending more time at home these days, our plants may have been getting some extra love and attention. You may find that with all that love, some plants have outgrown their pots! Moving your plants to a beautiful new home with... How To: Repotting Your Plants We get asked a lot of questions about repotting plants so we put together a quick video to help you navigate repotting. What you’ll need: A plant that is ready to repot; if they have been in the same pot for a few years it’s... Give Her The Gift Of Green Mother’s Day is just around the corner and we’re not going to let COVID-19 stop you from getting the special ladies in your life something beautiful! Things are going to be a little bit different this year, but we think different can be very... Our Plants Of The Week How can you go wrong when you mix flapjacks, sugar vine, Calathea and algaonema? That’s right, you can’t! Another large plant shipment came in this past week, and we narrowed down our favourites to share with you! Are you ready for it? I know... The Amazing Benefits Of Eucalyptus Do you want to create a spa like atmosphere at home? Are you struggling with chest congestion or joint pain? Are you suffering with respiratory or sinus issues? If you said yes to any of the above, you have to try this extremely... New Year, New Plants Now that all the holiday decor is put away for another year and the snow is lightly falling on the ground, we are all feeling a need for a little green in our lives. January is actually one of the busiest plant months of the year for us! We just... Plant Profile: Fabulous Ferns Delicate, both in appearance and temperament, ferns are a beautiful addition to any home. Their soft leaf structure and often bizarre root systems make them an interesting piece of living art. Sensitive to drought and heat, they... Decorating With Airplants I know that we all love easy to care for plants, and I don’t think there is an easier plant on earth to care for than the Tillandsia. That’s why I’ve put together this step by step guide so you can discover just how easy they are... Is there anything better than when the long term forecast shows us that the threat of frost is gone and we can get outside and dig our hands in the dirt? Summer planters are my favourite out of all of the seasons to plant. I love the colours, the sizes, the variety... It’s a question we hear quite often, “What house plants are good for low light areas?” We are so glad you asked! There are many beautiful and easy to care for options for those shadier areas of your home. Just make sure there is some light because... If you walk into our store on an average Thursday, don’t be surprised to hear gasps and possibly squeals of delight coming from our designers. Picture small children on Christmas morning surrounded by wrapping paper, shiny new toys, wide-eyed with excitement. Yup,... What an amazing week we’re having at the shop, especially as the holidays are fast approaching! We just wrapped up our 16th year of the Homes for The Holidays tour in Ottawa in support of Hospice Care Ottawa. We want to give a huge thank you to everyone that... Paper white bulbs have become a staple for our holiday decor. It is so much fun to plant these little guys and watch them grow and bloom. What is even better, is how simple they are, no green thumb required! The bulbs only need about 3-4” for the roots, so lots of... Oranges, kumquats, Meyer lemons; they seem such a strange combination of common fruit and tropical treat. Especially around Ottawa where we need them shipped in from more temperate climes, few people realize just how common they can be when you keep a fruit-bearing...
While each plant type requires it’s own tailored watering schedule, there are a few general guidelines anyone can follow, at least when starting out, to help make sure your plants get all the moisture they need without risking drowning. I’ll go over some basic rules for all plants to help you acclimate any new green friend to your particular home environment. Philodendrons are wonderful plants; lush and shiny new growth, easy care, quick to fill out. And there’s so many different kinds! Bushy, viney, trailing, climbing, some varieties can grow to be huge while others can be pruned into little bushes. They are easily... I don’t know about you, but this month sure has thrown me for a loop. Warm – freezing – rain – snowstorm – warm again. It’s exhausting and I’m ready for spring. And that’s just what we’re preparing for in store! We... While we know that any plant exchanges CO2 for oxygen, some houseplants are just a little more prolific than others in their 02 output. Owners of these particular varieties of plants may notice a better air quality in their homes and it just so happens all these super... Here at Flowers Talk Tivoli, we have the pleasure of working with some of the best local professionals in the decor and event industries. Among our favourites are the kitchen and bath design specialists at Astro Design Center. Their amazing designers are often at the... That’s what it keeps looking like at least. Those deep snowbanks keep dwindling and the sun keeps peeking out to remind us that February doesn’t have to be all that bad. Despite the early demise of the canal skate season (you left us too soon!) I’ll... Yesterday turned the roads to soup and today seems intent on blowing it all away. Anyone else ready for spring? We have it! This Thursday (that’s tomorrow, you guys) we are receiving a GIANT shipment of amazing plants. You remember plants, right? Green, calming,... The store is filled with bright, full poinsettias, tall, graceful Norfolks and adorable tiny cypress shaped like little Christmas trees. They make wonderful gifts and are sure to bring that holiday mood to any room. But what to do with them after the holidays? Many of... Cats are brats. They have a look of permanent smugness about them, as they gaze at you over the up-ended pot they just sent crashing to the floor; a look that says “I could do this all day and you’ll still clean up my poop.” They are adorable... Who doesn’t love babies? Especially tiny, chubby, soft-skinned, cuties that you made! With your own two hands! It’s so satisfying to see one you’ve nurtured, cared for, loved, turn into a real life grown up plant! Yes, I said plant. Succulents are a... Beautiful orange and yellow leaves, a crisp breeze, depressed school kids, pumpkin spiced everything… it’s almost here! Fall: Everyone’s Favourite Season (Except for School Kids) You’ve watched your summer planters grow and flourish, your... Animals aren’t the only ones who evolve camouflage to escape their predators. Plants do it too! Lithops is a genus of succulents native to southern Africa. They avoid being eaten by pretending to be – wait for it – butts. No, I’m kidding, they... Nothing brightens a place you’d rather not be than something that needs you! Like a baby, or a kitten, or a philodendron named Steve. Every office needs that extra little something to make you feel more comfy and at home and willing to be there. Since most of us...
Popular in the 80’s as shell-dwelling fridge magnets, air plants are regaining popularity as minimalist oddities for the office or modern living room. Their striking shape and their ability to live without soil makes them a great living art installation.
Fairy plants are miniaturized versions of common house plants and gosh-darn it they are adorable! They are wonderful for terrariums and small spaces. Because of their size they make a perfect gift for the office or as a small house-warming gift. They’re so tiny and sweet they’re great for teaching kids responsibility, they’ll love having a tiny garden of their own!
Everyone knows the Ficus benjamina, they’ve been sitting in your Grandma’s living room and dentists waiting rooms for years. They have dainty little leaves and a slender trunk that just scream 90’s décor. But it’s time for this standard standard to move aside for it’s funny, funky, awkward but in a somehow graceful way cousin: the Lyrata!
With these tips you’ll be turning your neighbours green with envy and your garden every other colour with glorious, rapturous blooms that will come back year after year. Come into the store now to check out all the amazing new flower varieties we have on offer!
Phalaenopsis orchids are a strange breed (species, really). Gorgeous when in bloom, weird and naked looking when not; their roots look like they’re trying to make a break for it and what’s with the bark?
Now that you’ve built your totally terrific terrarium I bet you want to know how to keep it from turning into a diorama of the nuclear apocalypse. In this the penultimate installment of Terrariums!! we will go over basic care and troubleshooting to help you keep it healthy, happy and growing.