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Seasonal sweet treats this month: Ranunculus

Ranunculus are amazing. One of the most requested blooms, these frilly, fluffy flowers seem to float in bouquets like delicate butterflies. Part of the buttercup family, they grow and bloom outdoors in our part of the world in later spring as a field crop, generally finishing as the weather gets hot in May/June but we are lucky enough to have a local supplier that grows them covered in a greenhouse year round. For me, the most amazing thing about these flowers is how big and full they open out to, starting from such a teeny tiny little flower bud- how is that even possible that all those frothy petals are packed into a tiny bud the size of a chickpea?...

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How our flower subscription Toronto works & why it makes such a great gift

I kid you not, every time someone finds out I'm a florist they tell me how they'd love to have flowers around all the time. People LOVE flowers, and of course they do- what's not to love? Flowers bring happiness and joy to our homes and lift our spirits, especially during the darker winter months. Which is exactly why a flower subscription is the ULTIMATE special gift! Here's how it works.

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That time I created a flower wall for a book!

I met the lovely Doris Wai through an editorial shoot years ago. Doris is an amazing letterer (is that a thing? Letterist?) She hand letters just about anything you can think of, and does a lot of custom lettering for events such as weddings. She is also an author, with a wonderful book out called "Extraordinary Hand Lettering- creative lettering ideas for celebrations, events, decor & more". When Doris asked if I would be involved with the book, it was an obvious YES! After some back and forth to explore the concept she wanted brought to life, we met at the Toronto Albany Club one morning, along with her photographer Janet Kwan. They were hauling a large 8 foot piece...

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