Friday, January 02, 2015

Top 5 Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day in Montreal

Just like a relationship, Valentine's Day plans can sometimes get stale over time. Planning ahead is key, because roses presented over dinner, while always appreciated, are just predictable. In case you're short on ideas, here are 5 suggestions. Pick the one best suited to you & your sweetie's personalities.

Passionate - A Visit to the Botanical Gardens
Don't understand why flowers are so evocative of passion and love? Go take your babe to check out all the exotic, sexy orchids at the Montreal Jardin Botanique. As an added bonus, it's (quite literally) steamy in there. When you get home, surprise her with a Phalaenopsis orchid from The Flower Pot, as a tangible reminder of your romantic day together.

Romantic - Calèche Ride in the Vieux-Port
What could be more classically romantic than a calèche ride during wintertime for Cinderella and her Prince? Explore the disarmingly beautiful architecture of the Old Port together in a horse-drawn carriage. Don't forget to warm up in a resto or café together when it's over, and top it off by presenting her with a classic Boxed Dozen Roses.

Outdoorsy - Explore the Morgan Arboretum
You might look goofy (but still adorable) when you bundle up in your full winter gear. See your breath and all of nature's winter bounties at the beautiful Morgan Arboretum in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue. Don't forget to pack a lunch, a thermos of something hot, and some seed to feed the chickadees, who will sit on your outstretched hand.

Fun-Loving - Skating at Beaver Lake
Parc Mont-Royal has an outdoor skating rink with over 2500 square meters of ice, smiles and bruises at your disposal. Hold your love's frigid hand as you go around, and feel free to laugh at your girlfriend's terrible skills. Pack our Atwater Market Snacks for authentic Montreal snacking, and make sure to have a bouquet of tulips waiting for her at home, lest she still be mad at you for laughing at her (she will be).

Hardworking - A Day In
Okay, some of us work 40 hours a week, or maybe we just don't feel like leaving the house during one of the year's coldest months. Staying at home doesn't have to be mundane. Build a giant nest on your living room floor in front of the TV with blankets and pillows. Scatter rose petals and have a chilled bottle of Ice Cider and some chocolates on hand. Then, watch your favourite movies, or just talk for hours.

Happy Valentine's Day, Lovers!!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Change blows through The Flower Pot

Here at The Flower Pot, Christmas has come early. This holiday season we're treating ourselves to a makeover from Jennifer Harvey, who will be our head designer for this month, and hopefully for several months to come.

Jennifer is an award-winning floral designer who is here to make beautiful bouquets, of course, but also to overhaul our look and our social media to better reflect our personality: vibrant, knowledgable, and caring. In short, everything you would want from a florist.

As an internationally recognized certified floral designer who has worked in the industry for 14 years and managed several shops across Canada, Jennifer is ideally suited to the job. According to the owner, Herbert, Jennifer's bubbly personality has already made a world of difference, infusing the whole shop with positivity.

She's already upgraded our Christmas display with her designer's touches. Come by to check it out; we're at 1340 Notre Dame Ouest in Montreal. In the meantime, here are a few pictures for your enjoyment.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Christmas in the air

Here at The Flower Pot we're gearing up for the holidays, but we still have a few vestiges of summer in house, and we want to share them with you to bulk up your defences against the cold. Vitamin C is particularly powerful. We are of course talking about the lovely orange floral arrangement featured here and on our homepage.

A dose of vitamin C, a warm mug of cocoa, wool socks by the fire... Whatever you do, don't relax yet! If we're getting ready for Christmas, then you should too. Finding gifts for everyone is never easy but we're here to help make the hunt go smoothly. Check out our holiday gift page which is brimming with gift choices that are suitable for any budget and any personality.

For the food-lover, check out this beautiful basket filled with goodies for a Tasty Christmas.

Small budgets can still benefit from quality craftsmanship and succulent sweets with the Holiday Chocolate.

Don't forget about decorating gifts like this Christmas Spirit. This holiday centrepiece would be a great gift for any hostess. 

If you need help, advice, or even an encouraging word, don't hesitate to drop by or call us at 514-938-1234.