Category: Flowers

Administrative Professional’s Day – April 26th

April 25, 2017

  Flowers are a great way to say thank you and celebrate those who keep you organized and help your team run efficiently! Their hard work, dedication and loyalty deserve a little recognition and a reminder that they are very important. Send flowers to your…

Cover Girl – Canadian Florist

July 26, 2014

  Never in my life have I ever wished to be a cover girl but Canadian Florist Magazine decided to throw my smiling face on the cover of their July/August 2014 issue! They also selected me as one of the top 10 florists under 40 for…

Wedding Flowers – Margaret + Jeremy | Cambridge Mill

February 18, 2014

(All images by the very talented Nikki Mills) Margaret and Jeremy were married on Saturday, August 17th, 2013 at St. Joseph’s Church in Guelph. Their wedding reception was held at the beautiful Cambridge Mill. Their special day was captured by Toronto photographer Nikki Mills….

valentine’s 2014 is in 7 days!!

February 7, 2014

Lush garden flowers from Living Fresh to say “I love you”.  Contact the studio and arrange to have something beautiful custom designed for that special someone. Red Mason Jar Garden Bouquet $40 (small) $70 (medium) $100 (large) Hand-tied Bouquet 12 Premium roses, lush greenery &…

hopespring holiday tour of homes

November 13, 2013

This past weekend, November 8th and 9th, we kicked off the holiday season by participating in the HopeSpring Holiday Tour of Homes. The tour featured five spectacular homes in the Waterloo Region, as well as the HopeSpring Cancer Support Centre’s Kitchener location. All the…

fresh and renewed – twine wrapped mason jar

August 28, 2013

We are back in the studio today for this week’s Fresh and Renewed flower post. Last week I created an arrangement with flowers grown in our garden at home. This week I’m using locally grown organic flowers in a little mason jar that has…

white, peach, emerald green wedding flowers

August 16, 2013

We just adore emerald green. When Chrystal and Mark approached us in the spring to talk about the flowers for their wedding on Friday, July 26, 2013, we were so excited to hear about their colour scheme of white, peach and emerald green with a hint…

fresh and renewed – vintage pyrex mug

August 13, 2013

Last week was super busy and my focus was 100% on weddings and flower studio, so that left no time for blogging, sorry! I hope things will be back on track this week. For today’s Fresh and Renewed I wanted to share with you…

pretty petals – astrantia

August 1, 2013

Welcome to week thirteen of our column entitled Pretty Petals. Each week we will introduce you to a flower that we are working with here in the studio as well as flowers that we absolutely adore. Please join us every Thursday for some floral…

pretty petals – freesia

July 25, 2013

Welcome to week twelve of our column entitled Pretty Petals. Each week we will introduce you to a flower that we are working with here in the studio as well as flowers that we absolutely adore. Please join us every Thursday for some floral…

fresh and renewed – terracotta wine cooler

July 23, 2013

Since starting this Fresh and Renewed column I have been on the search for new vessels to repurpose into vases, for today’s post I found a old terracotta wine cooler that was the prefect size for creating a large arrangement for an outdoor party…

fresh and renewed – recycled glass oil bottle

July 16, 2013

There are so many vessels and containers in our kitchens that can be repurposed into vases; have a good look at the items you are considering discarding as they could become beautiful flower vases. For today’s Fresh and Renewed flower post I found a…

pretty petals – bachelor’s button

July 11, 2013

Welcome to week ten of our column entitled Pretty Petals. Each week we will introduce you to a flower that we are working with here in the studio as well as flowers that we absolutely adore. Please join us every Thursday for some floral…

fresh and renewed – nellie’s laundry soda tin

July 9, 2013

For today’s Fresh and Renewed post we bring you something new, a cool laundry soda tin from Nellie’s All Natural. Deb, my amazing sidekick and partner in floral chaos, brought in this tin so it could be reused for floral arranging fun! Although it…

pretty petals – clematis

July 4, 2013

Welcome to week nine of our column entitled Pretty Petals.  Each week we will introduce you to a flower that we are working with here in the studio as well as flowers that we absolutely adore.  Please join us every Thursday for some floral eye-candy…

pretty petals – stock

June 27, 2013

Welcome to week 8 of our column entitled Pretty Petals.  Each week we will introduce you to a flower that we are working with here in the studio as well as flowers that we absolutely adore.  Please join us every Thursday for some floral…

fresh and renewed – vintage keiller milk glass jars

June 18, 2013

This week’s Fresh and Renewed vintage James Keiller and Son marmalade jars are coming to you all they way from Dundee, Scotland. Keiller’s marmalade was first produced in Scotland in 1797 and by the late 19th century their preserves were shipped all over the world. They are believed to be…

pretty petals – ranunculus

June 6, 2013

Welcome to week five of our column entitled Pretty Petals.  Each week we will introduce you to a flower that we are working with here in the studio as well as flowers that we absolutely adore.  Please join us every Thursday for some floral…

pretty petals – lilacs

May 30, 2013

Welcome to week four of our column entitled Pretty Petals.  Each week we will introduce you to a flower that we are working with here in the studio as well as flowers that we absolutely adore.  Please join us every Thursday for some floral eye-candy…

fresh and renewed – monschau mustard jar

May 28, 2013

Whenever we visit Germany, we always try to squeeze in a trip to Monschau, a charming little village in the Eifel region of western Germany. The narrow, cobblestone streets are lined with 300 year old half-timbered houses and, the entrance to the village is gated; you need a residence pass…

pretty petals – medinilla

May 23, 2013

Welcome to week three of our column entitled Pretty Petals.  Each week we will introduce you to a flower that we are working with here in the studio as well as flowers that we absolutely adore.  Please join us every Thursday for some floral…

pretty petals – poppies

May 16, 2013

Welcome to week two of our column entitled ‘Pretty Petals’.  Each week we will introduce you to a flower that we are working with here in the studio as well as flowers that we absolutely adore.  Please join us every Thursday for some floral…

fresh and renewed – bonne maman jam jar

May 7, 2013

As you all know I adore arranging flowers. Well did you know that whenever I can I love to design flowers in everyday containers, especially food and drink vessels? Well, to challenge my creativity I have been plotting a new blog column, something that would…

mother’s day – send flowers

Orchids, Lavender, Fresh Herbs, Hibiscus and Medinillia are just a few of the pretty things we have in the studio for this Mother’s Day along with buckets and buckets of fresh cut flowers.  Our custom made fresh flower hand-tied bouquets always leave loved ones…

wedding flower wednesdays – purple and yellow

May 1, 2013

Back in November we had the pleasure of creating wedding flowers for an extremely wonderful couple, Erin and Aaron. These love birds were married on Saturday, November 3rd 2012 in Downtown Kitchener at the Walper Hotel; a historic boutique hotel build in 1893. The…

this week in the flower studio

April 26, 2013

Before we kick off for the night here is a look into this week in the studio via our Living Fresh Instagram feed. It was a busy week with lots of hand-tied bouquets made, flower classes, flower deliveries and bridal consultations.   This week…

happy monday flower friends

April 22, 2013

Well, after a relaxing weekend we are gearing up for a very busy week of flower deliveries, flower classes and bridal consultations. Plus we are trying to get back into blogging regularly, this week we are planning on announcing two new weekly columns for…

send flowers for administrative professional’s week

April 19, 2013

Monday is the start of Administrative Professional’s Week; Administrative Professional’s Day is on Wednesday, April 24th. Flowers are a great way to say thank you to the amazing people who support you and your business everyday! Their hard work, dedication and loyalty deserve a…

Facebook flower bouquet giveaway winner

April 12, 2013

We are excited to announce that the winner of our Facebook giveaway is Jennifer Freitas! We have your bouquet made and ready for you to pick up! Please stop into the flower studio today or tomorrow to claim your prize!

flower bouquet giveaway on Facebook

April 10, 2013

It is time to celebrate! This week we reached our 400th “Like” on our Facebook page and we would like to thank all our Facebook fans with a fresh cut hand-tied floral bouquet giveaway. The bouquet will be made fresh for the winner on…

this week in the flower studio

March 30, 2013

Happy Long Easter Weekend to you! I’m so excited for a relaxing Sunday with my sweetie, enjoying these pretty flowers on our dining table. It feels like forever since I have had flowers at home and that is just not right. Must make a…

photographer on the move

March 20, 2013

Last week photographer Stephanie Canada stopped into the Living Fresh Flower Studio and School for a little photo shoot for her Photographer on the Move series. Here are few of the wonderful images she captured of our work and studio space. For more images…

green flowers and shamrocks for st. patrick’s day

March 15, 2013

Just a little of what we have in the studio for you for St. Patrick’s Day! Green Eye Roses, Bells of Ireland, Green Belt Tlaspia, Green Hydrangea, Green Viburnum, just to name a few. Oh and Shamrocks!!! Must have Shamrocks on St. Patrick’s Day!  

flower studio photo shoot sneak peek

March 14, 2013

Here is a sneak peek from a photo shoot with photographer Stephanie Canada, she stopped by the flower studio to capture some images of Living Fresh for her Photographer on the Move series. If you are interested in having your business photographed for her awesome series apply…

anne ten donkelaar – flower constructions

March 13, 2013

Pressed flowers and cut out images of blooms united together as one form the unique 3D floral art, Flower Constructions, by Anne Ten Donkelaar; an artist from Utrecht, The Netherlands. Is there really anything more delicate and captivating? I mean have a good look at them, she…

this week in the studio

March 8, 2013

Happy Friday friends, ready for the weekend? I’m excited to sleep in, read books that have been piling up and just put my feet up. Here is a little peek at what we were up to in the studio this week. If you need…

poppies – serious flower addiction

March 6, 2013

I have always been enamoured by poppies, but never called them a favourite unless I was looking at them. Lately they have been showing up at the local flower wholesalers and I’m officially addicted. I love peeling off the sepals to reveal the flower,…

cannot get enough of spring

February 19, 2013

I have to admit, I’m tired of being cold and tired of this crazy weather Mother Nature is throwing at us. I know we are to blame for it, but I’m just so ready for spring. So until it arrives I will be hiding…

garden flower floral design tutorial

August 14, 2012

So behind on blogging lately due to setting up the new studio but the space is finally completed and open so I’m trying to get back into blogging. I will share more in the new studio soon instead I want to share with you…

flowers for a purple and charcoal wedding

August 13, 2012

Today we are sharing with you a simple yet elegant wedding we created for Elizabeth-Ann and Drew Switzer on July 20, 2012 in Collingwood, Ontario. The ceremony and reception were both held at the lovely Cranberry Resort, the ceremony was outdoors on the bay and…

bringing nature home

July 9, 2012

While enjoying my coffee this morning I finally found a few moments to dive into a new stunning floral book, ‘Bringing Nature Home‘, written and photographed by Ngoc Minh Ngo with floral arrangements by Nicolette Owen. This book is oozing floral inspiration goodness, mixed with interior design delights. The pages are…

52 objects – number twenty six

June 28, 2012

Acanthus Leaf Vase – Vintage Milk Glass As we say our final good bye to the local Ontario Peonies I knew I had to feature them in today’s 52 Objects post. So, today I’m sharing with you a new piece I just added to my vintage milk glass…

flowers for a wedding at langdon hall

June 8, 2012

As we head into the weekend I want to share some pretty wedding flowers with you! On Saturday, June 2nd, we kicked off the wedding season over here at Living Fresh! We had the pleasure of creating the florals for a simple yet elegant…

flowery goodness for mother’s day

May 8, 2012

Here is a little peak at what we have in the works for Mother’s Day! It encompasses lots of pretty garden flowers in shades of pink, peach, coral, cream, blue and, purple; just to name a few. These images are samples only, flowers are subject to availability….

flowers and candy for mother’s day

May 3, 2012

Living Fresh has teamed up with Sweet Addictions for a fun Mother’s Day collaboration! We are creating colourful, joyous arrangements for Mom filled with flowers and candy! A floral arrangement similar to the one shown is $40 +HST and local delivery. This piece is in…

peonies and a new vintage foyer light

April 30, 2012

It is peony season in the fresh cut flower world and I could not be happier. Creating beautiful floral arrangements are so easy when peonies are involved! I will be playing with these lovelies ever chance I get while they are in season! When I’m not busy…

on our table – spring helleborus flowers

April 6, 2012

Our Easter table this year is very simple compared to last year’s Easter tablescape. This year we have several birthdays adding to the festivities of the weekend so I want to keep it simple and let the flowers speak for themselves. Helleborus blooms are one of my…

the wedding flowers in detail from the bridal expo

April 3, 2012

We were busy little bees over here at Living Fresh last week making bouquets and centrepieces for the Conestoga Country Club Bridal Expo on April 1st, 2012. Our theme for the wedding flower booth was A Midsummer Night’s Dream. So are focus was to create floral pieces…

massuet niagara lavender

March 27, 2012

(images: Neob Lavender) Not that I want to rush spring, because I do not. I love spring, it is my favourite season. But I cannot wait for this new lavender to start blooming in my garden! Actually I cannot wait to first plant it…

In the Garden

March 23, 2012

I’m in shock of what is blooming and sprouting in our little garden already, it is only March! Clematis should not be sprouting; the Hellebore is still in bloom! I’m not complaining I’m just surprised! Have a look: Are you enjoying this early spring? I sure…

Spring Flowering Branches – Magnolia

March 19, 2012

I don’t know about you but I’m pretty darn happy about the amazing weather we are experiencing in South Western Ontario right now. It is spring and it is happening right now. Bulbs are peeping though the soil, the birds are chirping all day…

friday floral eye candy

March 2, 2012

Hope you all had a great week! I sure did! I made a really big decision this week with regards to Living Fresh. Still some details to firm up before I can share the news so you will have to hold tight for a…

wedding flower trends for 2012

February 27, 2012

We are noticing a few new wedding trends over here at the Living Fresh studio so we wanted to share our findings with you as you plan for the upcoming 2012 wedding season. Wedding flowers this year seem to have a soft, feminine, romantic feel to…

wednesday’s flowers – tiny flower arrangements

February 16, 2012

Sometime times all you need is a tiny vase stuffed full of pretty flowers. That is what we did today for you in the Living Fresh flower studio. Tiny double yellow tulips with soft pink waxflower in tiny milk glass vases.

happy valentine’s day

February 14, 2012

On this day of love, we want to wish you all Happy Heart day! Hope you were all spoiled with pretty flowers from your sweetheart! We know if a few sweethearts that received blooms from Living Fresh…but we are not telling who!

wednesday’s flowers – valentine’s day red

February 8, 2012

With Valentine’s Day only six days away, I want to use today’s Wednesday’s Flower post to discuss Valentine’s Day flowers and the use of the colour. We all are very familiar with the traditional 24 long stemmed red roses for the occasion but has…

ebony roses – black stem dyed roses

January 23, 2012

We can all picture a black rose but have you seen one? I had not seen one until last week at Staalduinen Floral booth at the Canadian Florist Business Forum which was presented by Canadian Florist Magazine and Westbrook Floral Ltd. Staalduinen Floral, a flower wholesaler, had a…

cream wedding bouquets

January 19, 2012

With wedding season on the horizon and so many brides planning for their big day I thought I would share a few of my current favourite wedding bouquets. They just happen to be cream of a mix of cream with soft pink. (images: The…

wednesday’s flowers – yellow tulips

January 4, 2012

I was so happy to find fresh cut tulips for today’s flower post! I love fresh cut tulips and how they instantaneously cheer up a room! I must say that I am quite sad when tulip season ends in the floral world, but when it is…

wednesday’s flowers – white ornithogalum

December 28, 2011

Sorry it has been a little quiet around here, I have been taking a few days to relax and unwind from a fabulous Christmas with my family. How was your holiday? For today’s Wednesday’s Flowers post I’m keeping it simple and white with a…

Wednesday’s Flowers – Zygocactus

November 23, 2011

With the holidays only 5 weeks away I think it is time we slowly start thinking about adding a bit of festive decorating to our homes. So this week we will kick off our holiday indoor floral arrangements, starting with Zygocactus (aka Christmas cactus). Zygocactus tends to be…

Happy Friday from the Studio

November 18, 2011

Happy Friday friends! Here is what is happening in the studio right now… What are your plans for the weekend? I will be busy getting ready for the Galt Country Club bridal show on Sunday, November 20th from 12pm to 3pm. If you are in…

winter and holiday outdoor decorating

November 17, 2011

It is time to start winter decorating outdoors with fresh evergreens before the snow flies and we can help you. Living Fresh offers the following winter and holiday outdoor decorating: Custom Fresh Evergreen Urn and Planter Arrangements Outdoor Fresh Evergreen Wreaths and Swags Fresh…

Happy Flowery Halloween!

October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween friends!  Are you all full of sugar?  I know I am but I had a blast preparing for tonight’s trick or treaters.  This afternoon I picked up some candy, a pumpkin and a bunch of flowers to create a flowery Jack-O-Lantern for…

Wednesday’s Flowers – Fair Trade Sweetheart Roses

October 26, 2011

Shopping for flowers for today’s post left me pleasantly surprised after finding African fair trade sweetheart roses at one of the local grocery stores!  This is the first time I have coming across fair trade in a major grocery store. This is exciting and promising…

canadian academy of floral art – 2011 design show

October 25, 2011

The Canadian Academy of Floral Art, CAFA, held its annual design show and induction ceremony on October 19, 2011 and I was there with my floral friend Deb.  The theme for this year’s show was Canadian Content – A Tribute to Things Canadian.  The florals for the…

Wednesday’s Flowers – Orange and Pink

October 19, 2011

Last week the Living Fresh Flower School had a little photo shoot with the Record, a local paper in Kitchener-Waterloo, for their New Ventures column that we will be highlighted in, so of course I ordered up a bunch of flowers and made a…

Happy Friday and the Bouquet Giveaway Winner

October 14, 2011

Happy Friday friends, I hope you have sometime lovely planned for the weekend.  Tonight we are going to the place to celebrate Oktoberfest in Kitchener, the Concordia Club. Tomorrow I’m heading to the Niagara area with some girlfriends for a girls day out.  I’m looking forward to…

Giveaway – Hand-tied Pink and Orange Flower Bouquet

October 13, 2011

That’s right; we have a pretty hand-tied bouquet of pink and orange flowers we would like to share with one of our lucky readers.  The bouquet was created with the following flowers: Pink Sedum Orange Pincushion Leucospernum Pink Spray Roses Orange Chamelaucium (Waxflower) Myrtle…

New Everlasting Botanical Arrangement

September 8, 2011

Voila Salon asked Living Fresh to create another everlasting botanical arrangement for their Northgate location in Waterloo! Here is it, I’m very pleased with the results.

Wednesday’s Flowers from Aachen Germany

August 17, 2011

Hello again from Germany, today we arrived in Aachen Germany, a city I have been waiting to explore for years so it is it nice to have finally arrived.  The first thing we did after greetings with friends was stop at the first flower…

Wednesday’s Flowers – Shades of Purple

May 11, 2011

Purple, it is a hot colour right now.  I’m seeing it everywhere, especially in the shades of lavender and lilac, but when it comes to flowers all the shades look amazing together!  Light or dark you cannot go wrong. The flowers for this week…

Happy Mother’s Day

May 8, 2011

Just wanted to send a quick note out to all the sweet Moms out there, I hope you all enjoy your special day; you all deserve to be spoiled with flowers and hugs today!  I also want to say thank you to my Mom and sorry we could…