Monday, November 16, 2015


Today, we will talk about the most romantic flower in the world: Roses.

There are over 30,000 varieties of roses. With different colours, shapes, sizes, etc. Roses keep its #1 position in the ranking of most popular flower.

But lets learn a little bit more about them

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The cultivation of roses is thought to have began in Asia around 5000 years ago. Cultivated roses weren’t introduced into Europe until the late eighteenth century. Until the beginning of the 19th century, all roses in Europe were shades of pink or white. 

But here is the question that everyone wants to know. When did roses become the symbol of romance? Well, the romantic symbol of the red rose only came from China around 1800.


Roses appreciate flower food in their water, and should have fresh water every few days (and don't forget about the fresh cut as well, about 1 inch up the stem) . Cool water is preferred, since warm water causes the bloom to open at a faster rate, and your roses won't last for too long. 

The thorns should have the sharp tips cut off, but not entirely removed from the stem itself. Like all flowers, there should be no greens or foliage submerged in water. Roses are susceptible to Botrytis.

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Thursday, November 05, 2015

Flower of the Week: Alstromeria

This week, we are going to talk about Alstromeria.

Now, let's learn a little bit more about it.

Alstromerias at The Flower Pot

This beautiful flower is from South Africa, brought to Europe in the 18th century. It is from the Amaryllidaceae Family, and known also as a “Peruvian Lily”. 

Because they are grown internationally, Alstromerias are available all year round. They come in a large array of colours, including white, pink, orange, salmon, yellow, red, purple and two tone in various colours.

The Flower Pot's Floral Arrangement with Alstromerias

The Alstromeria is a very versatile flower and is used in every sort of arrangement, from wedding bouquets to centrepieces. The variety of bloom sizes and colours makes this a favorite for some of our designers. The flower can be used in an elegant arrangement, or a very relaxed one, which is why it is a standard in our flower fridge.  

Care and Handling 
The ideal condition for Alstromeria is cool and humid. The stem should be cut with a very sharp knife at a steep angle and never left out of water. This flower appreciates flower food in its water, which should be refreshed every few days. To get the most out of your flower, keep it away from ethylene (example: fruit). Expect a range of 5 to 14 days of longevity given ideal conditions, though this ranges from cultivar to cultivar.

Pass by our boutique this week and get a FREE Alstromeria!

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Flower of the Week: Amaranthus

This week, we are going to talk about this unique looking flower called Amaranthus.

Amaranthus is a flower made of beautiful dropping spikes. It comes in two different colours: red and green. Native to North and South America, this flower can grow up to 6 feet in the wild, and is also a very long lasting plant.

Apart from making gorgeous floral arrangements and bouquets, the Amaranthus flower is also very useful in medicine, dye and in the food industry.

Many people believe that they are a symbol of imortality since its Greek name means unfading.

Photo via Pinterest

Photo via Pinterest

Friday, August 21, 2015

Flower of the Week: Lisianthus

This week we chose Lisianthus to be our flower of the week!

Known for various different names such as Texas Bluebells, Pairie Gentian and Lira de San Pedro, Lisianthus can symbolize appreciation. This makes them the perfect thank you gift.

This beautiful flower originates from Texas and Mexico. Its colour varies from purple/violet, to pink or white.

If you are planning a wedding, Lisianthus are your flowers to go for your centrepieces.

Visit us and get a free Lisianthus when you walk into our boutique!

Lisianthus from The Flower Pot

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Flower of the Week: Dahlia

This week, we are going to talk about Dahlias!

This beautiful flower comes in a variety of colours, shapes and sizes. They can be yellow, purple, orange, white, red or pink with round or pointed petals. 

Dahlias are perfect for any floral design, from landscapes to wedding bouquets. Most people believe they express dignity, commitment and elegance. 

We cannot forget to mention that Dahlias are also Mexico's national flower!