Tag: Spring

pretty petals – magnolia branches

April 24, 2014

A blossoming magnolia tree is an incredible specimen.  And although we don’t have the climate for the well-known Southern Magnolia (magnolia grandiflora),  here in Southern Ontario we have many hardy varieties as well.  The Saucer Magnolia is the most prolific of the varieties you…

april spotlight: indoor bulb gardens

April 2, 2014

The old saying goes that “April showers bring May flowers”. But we say “Why wait til May?” Take advantage of our April spotlight and enjoy some spring flowers TODAY!

pretty petals – hellebores

March 27, 2014

If you are unfamiliar with a hellebore, then you are in for a real treat.  This is one of the earliest blooming perennials in our gardens here in southern Ontario – and they are fabulous!  In the studio, we often purchase potted hellebores as…

pretty petals – hyacinth

March 20, 2014

If you are looking for a flower that will make an entire room smell sweet than this is the bloom for you! It has become a favourite of ours in the studio without a doubt. We make this flower available in two forms:  potted in soil,…

pretty petals – muscari (grape hyacinth)

March 13, 2014

This fun little bulb flower is a favourite of ours this time of the year.  Its dainty flowers reminds us of spring!  The Muscari is a blue flower that varies from pale shades to extremely dark (almost black).  It gets its common name, grape…

pretty petals – tulips

March 6, 2014

Receiving a bouquet of tulips in the dead of winter is so unexpected.  What a delight!  They have become one of our biggest sellers in the last month – probably because we have had such a severe winter here in Southern Ontario.   Our studio…

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…

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…

right of spring flower class

April 16, 2012

Sunday, April 15th was the Living Fresh Flower School’s Right of Spring flower class. Although it was a small class, it was my favourite by far.  The flowers were bright and colourful and all the students created beautiful floral pieces. The focus of this class was to use…

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…

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…

Flower Class – Right of Spring!

March 21, 2012

Spring flowers are here and it’s time to celebrate! The trees are rejuvenating and blossoms are sprouting from their baron branches.  The Living Fresh Flower School will take full advantage of this awakening as we show you how to create an oversized vase arrangement embracing…

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…

Wednesday’s Flowers – From the Garden

May 12, 2010

Well, my house smells amazing!!!  Oh, lilacs you make my heart sing and my house so joyful.  This week I could not resist the urge, which I have had for weeks now, to cut some fresh blooms from my garden and share them with…