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Mother’s Day Giveaway winner!

Congratulations to our giveaway draw winner Anna Gooderham! 

Thank you to all who entered our contest, and to all of the mothers in our lives. 

Take a look at what your kids, spouses, and friends have to say about you:

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Good Day Sunshine- Mother’s Day Pop up Shops!

Did some impulse buying on the flower truck today, I just had to have this sunny calla lily.   I love everything about calla plants. The flowers are pretty rad, obviously, but I also love the the curves and mass of the whole thing. AND THOSE LEAVES! The ripply fan shape! The dots! I cannot wait for the callas to grow in my garden. Summer brides, get ready- you are probably gonna carry some of these leaves down the aisle with you.

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Callas are a popular wedding flower, but for me they bring back travel memories.

Spence and I lived in Pacific Grove, California, for a year back in 2009, and the callas there were bananas. B-a-n-a-n-a-s.  Sorry, Ontario brides! Our primo $9 per stem bridal flower is Northern California’s garden weed. After a thunderstorm, I could walk around my block and  pick myself a $100 bridal bouquet from callas that had blown onto the sidewalk. (On the plus side…. yay, healthcare?)

These are amaryllis growing out of the sidewalk down the block from us, but same idea. Sorry, 2009 me really wasn’t thinking ahead…

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But I’m getting ridiculously off topic, I actually wanted to tell you all about Mother’s Day!

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Mark your calendars for Sunday, May 11! Don’t forget your mom, or the important mother-figures in your life.

I am excited to announce that we will be running TWO Mother’s Day pop up shops this year.

Lakeshore School has graciously rented us space from 9:00 to 5:00 on Saturday May 10 and Sunday May 11.  They’re at 2312 Princess St. between the CAA and the RONA.

We will also have a table at the Mother’s Day Brunch market at the Queen’s University Club on Sunday May 11 from 10:00-2:00. We are so grateful to Nina and her team for the invitation to this lovely event- we’ll pass along more details as they become available.

Come out for some treats, pick up your order, or shop from our selection of bouquets and plants. At our Lakeshore shop, we can even make you up a custom bunch on the spot 🙂

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Over the next couple of weeks, we’ll be adding more products to the shop, running a social media contest to win a hand-tied bouquet, and playing show and tell when our new shipment of planters and vases arrives May 1st.

We’re already taking orders, so give us a call, send us a message, or order online to ensure you’re the golden child for the rest of the year. You’re never too old to be a good kid.

Happy Thursday, all!

PS. Mr. Bingley and his new favourite (disgusting) toy, THE POM POM, send their warmest wishes. Now where’s the kibble?

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Pop up shop

It’s the May 24 long weekend here in Canada, and I’m hoping to take the machete to the jungle (aka my shameful backyard) and get my bbq on.

Still catching up on sleep and sifting through images from last weekend- thought I’d share a few shots of favourite colours and moments from day one in the multipurpose room at Lakeshore school. The students’ projects and artwork made my day and filled my weekend with even more colour (see if you can find the ‘suggestions for sculpture’ poster; it killed me!)

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A lovely customer ordered this vase of lilies, roses, freesia and gerberas for her mother in law:

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It was missing a little something, so I added willow shoots clipped from the tree in the school parking lot:

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I loved the combination of Ontario-grown blue delphinium and yellow leucospermum from California:

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There were some self-guided tours while customers waited for me to wrap their bouquets; all around great guy and faculty member Mr. Spencer also provided some impromptu smart board and video project demos.

I like big butts,and I cannot lie.

I like big butts,and I cannot lie.

After hours he made me the best sandwich ever in the school kitchen, and then while I finished up bouquets for the next day, he treated me to a drum solo… which I begged him to please quit treating me to. Still couldn’t have pulled the caper off without him :)Fortunately, even late in the day, it’s hard to get tired of flowers.
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Thanks again to everyone who lent a hand, bought a bouquet, brought coffee, or otherwise supported me and my harebrained schemes. This was a great tryout of a pop up shop for busy holidays. Even though I was pretty tired by 7pm Sun when I finally mopped the floor, hit the lights and locked the doors, I really feel like I’ve started to hit my stride with the business.

This weekend brought to you by caffeine.  Check out them baggy eyes, haha

This weekend brought to you by caffeine. Check out them baggy eyes, haha

Bis-bis,

Happy weekend, all!

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Momma Oooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooooooh*

A few quick photos of plants and flowers for Mother’s Day:

Martha Washington geraniums, Gryphon begonia and Calla Lilies from Burt’s Greenhouses in Odessa:

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and my much-hyped, long-awaited pincushion protea, waxflower, and greens from Resendiz Brothers’ Farms in California:
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There is a truckload of Ontario-grown floral beauty inbound tomorrow morning, including gerbera daisies, lisianthus and chrysanthemums, featured in the pinky-purple bouquet below:

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These hand tied bouquets are my best seller for Mother’s Day, but I’m also sending out lovely planters and vase arrangements. It’s not too late to order; call, email, or message me via twitter/facebooks for pickup or delivery this weekend!

Join me for order pickups and pop-up-shop Saturday and Sunday May 11 and 12, 9:00 am-6:00 pm at Lakeshore School, 2312 Princess St. (beside the CAA and RONA).

And I’m off to write cards, scrub flower buckets and pot up some herb planters. Parsley sage rosemary and thyme, yo! And lemon balm. And sometimes ornamental hot peppers.

*Bohemian Raphsody stuck in your head starting…. now.
To counter, may I suggest Mr. LL CoolJ’s Momma Said Knock you Out. Now also stuck in your head.
Any other good tunes with Momma in the title?

Happy Thursday!

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