Posted on February 11 2019Valentine's Day Flower Collection
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Posted on February 08 2017
As much as some deny it, no other gift says "I Love You" like flowers do. And we are making it easier for our Oakville clientele to do so by offering our online exclusive FREE Oakville delivery.
From roses to tulips and orchids, here are our best sellers to make you stand out of the crowd this Valentines Day
Posted on February 08 2017
Having been in the flower industry for so long, we have gone through all the stages of love and anticipation for this "Day" (always thought it should be "week" or "weekend" at least!).
It is not a matter of size or colour, It is the message what really matters!
Valentine's Day should be approached as any other day of the year. After all, love is not restricted to just one day!
But as a florist, it wouldn't be fair to treat Valentine's like any other day without giving credit to the thousands of people who make it happen starting with the growers!
It would take at least 10 blogs to fully explain the "madness" that takes place in the entire flower world for the occasion but here are some facts that would make you love even more your Valentine's Day flowers
Sometime in December, rose plants get pruned and scheduled in a way that they will produce for Valentine's DAY at least ten times their regular number of blooms (that's 10 TIMES! - imagine if any other living creature was put through that!) and all blooms are expected to grow in perfect conditions (no marks, no defected stems, beautiful round petals, bright colours, deep reds... and the list of perfections goes on).
This should be enough to give you a different perspective, but it doesn't stop there! What about the tens of thousands of people who work in the post-harvest, the logistics, the distribution and the creative aspects (including us florists) making sure the cold chain is meticulously maintained through the half dozen transportation means and through all kinds of climates (here in Canada there is always a threat of a snow or ice storm in February) - all of us working extra shifts to make sure that the beautifully arranged flowers are delivered on time and impeccably wrapped. Suffice to say this process takes place every day of the year but the pressure here is that we are talking "millions" of flowers that need to be sold ONE DAY, on the exact date!.
We have come to terms with all these! We have learned that Valentine's Day is not about what we give or say! LOVE is about WHAT WE DO and FEEL! But more than anything,
LOVE IS ABOUT HOW WE MAKE PEOPLE FEEL!IT IS ALL ABOUT MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN PEOPLE'S LIVES!
Posted on February 21 2014
Once Valentine's day is over there is always a void that makes us feel lost and anxious for spring to arrive. Helas, we are exactly one month away until it's official start and for us Canadians probably two or MORE months before the snow disappears.
I always laugh when I see some Southern magazines presenting beautiful outdoor settings with flowers at this time of the year knowing that for us in the north it will take a while before that becomes a reality.
But it is for that very reason we remain hopeful of what lies ahead. We enjoy every minute of sunshine and warmth and we make the best of what we have.
So even if you got them for Valentine treat yourself to fresh flowers.
"Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul." - Luther Burbank
Check our seasonal products online or visit our Oakville store for a trip to spring.
Posted on February 07 2014
This is the first year we have Web presence as FIORI Oakville for Valentine’s Day and I reluctantly accepted my wife’s suggestion to have a red rose theme for the occasion.
Surprisingly, she claims not to be a red rose lover herself but requested a specific variety of red roses in her bridal bouquet. Isn't this ironic? (If in doubt check her post on Weddings and Anniversaries)
As a florist I am a colour advocate. For me the more contrast and variety of flowers the better. I also know that colour is subjective and it has different meaning to different people.
So following the balancing laws of Yin and Yang we decided to have the two sides of the story available in our website.
As we were selecting the flowers that would be available for online ordering (which by the way is just a sneak peak of what we carry in our store) I couldn’t help but staring at a picture of a bouquet of red and pink roses being delivered by a hotel porter. To me that bouquet screams I LOVE YOU. That just proves I am like most guys, very passionate and very visual.
On the other hand, our most pinned Valentine’s picture on Pinterest is a spectacular arrangement of Osiana roses (one lady posted it on her board called: “I Want”).
Just so you know, Osiana is one of the most fragrant rose varieties. If the image is so powerful, imagine the effect five-dozen scented roses would create!. Realizing how connected scent and flowers are, we introduced our Lavender 'Ultimate Love Collection"
When it comes to love just listen to your heart and let the flowers deliver your own message. If you can’t find it online give us a call and we will customize it for you. Just don’t wait until the day before to do it.