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Real People Behind the Flowers - Rosa Flora Ltd

Real People Behind The FlowersOne of our valued suppliers and friends, Rosa Flora Ltd., suffered a huge loss last month when a devastating fire broke out wiping out over 15 acres of greenhouses in an early morning blaze in Southern Ontario. Thankfully, no one died in the inferno, and the three fire fighters injured fighting [...]

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Sex In the Garden

The weather still insists that it is winter, but if you stand still, and let the sun rest on your face, you can feel that it is just around the corner.Like all gardeners, I cannot help but reach for a book, looking for the perfect advice that will make my garden grow like those I admire in magazines. You [...]

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Elton John Event Report

Well, now that it's been a few days I’d like to share some of our amazing experience.These things always have privacy issues, which delays our ability to report our personal experiences but privacy and security, must always come first! The set up was amazing, with hundreds of people loading equipment in. It looked like very [...]

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Valentine Flowers

  Nothing expresses the beauty of love quite like flowers ...but of course, we're a little biased! Valentine’s Day is of course, the perfect day to celebrate love by giving flowers, and it's just around the corner. Now, which ones should you choose? The premium red roses get the most air time at this time of year, and if you [...]

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That Milky Film!

  We all know how important it is to have vases sparkling clean, to help our cut flowers last as long as possible. It can be very discouraging when we wash out vases, only to be left with that milky film on our glass vases…no matter how times we wash them that film just won’t go away! Try [...]

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Fall to Winter Transition Planters

Hard to believe, but, yes,   It’s  true, the Christmas Season is creeping up faster than any of us really wants to admit. Long before the pumpkins have been tossed into the compost pile, customers have been asking  us about preparing the Urns and Planters flanking their front doors.  Here are a few tips on how to make [...]

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Amaryllis

According to pretty much every source out there, the flower of the month for November should be Chrysanthemum, but as usual, Mill Street has other ideas.  Seriously, there are so many other flowers available to us at this time of year, it seems silly to cling to the past when so many flowers have become available [...]

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Helping your DIY Arrangement Last

Question: I  enjoy making my own flower arrangements at home, but sometimes some of the flowers die really quickly, while others last really well. What am I doing wrong? Answer:  Congratulations!  I love keeping fresh flowers in my home too, and it does not have to be extravagant to be beautiful!  It could be that you are choosing materials [...]

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Berries

Okay, not technically a flower, but still, our favourite  material a this time of year… the berry! And there are just so many to choose from at this time of year.  All year long, we can use Hypericum, in it’s many different colours, but now that autumn is upon us, we can choose from so many others. [...]

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