Monday, June 29, 2015

Flower Of The Week: The Surbonne Lilies

This week we are going to talk about Lilies, this beautiful flower that can put a smile on anyone's face!

The Lily name comes from the name Lilium, which refers to true. They are the symbol of purity and royalty. However, there are many types of Lilies such as Madonna Lilies, Calla Lilies, Gladiolous and many more. Today, we are focusing on the Surbonne Lilies.

The Surbonne Lilies, or Oriental Lilies, are known for their trumpet format and bright colours. They are enormous flowers with an amazing smell!

Besides being so beautiful, the Oriental Lily has another great benefit. Its oil can be used for baths, massages and as a facial moisturizer. However, be very careful if you are a cat lover. They can be poisonous to your little kitty!

Oriental Lilies or Surbonne Lilies at The Flower Pot
Visit us and get a free Surbonne Lily when you walk into our boutique this week!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

June, The Month Of Roses

June is the month of roses! Red roses have been the symbol of love and beauty for a long, long time. This beautiful flower is one of the biggest international symbols and this month was all about them!

The month is already heading to its end, but there is still time to give a rose to a loved one. Here are some of the gorgeous arrangements and bouquets with roses that we offer.

Check out our website for more details and other arrangements

Two dozen roses in a vase.
An hour, A rose

Rose bouquet of 12 romantic roses.
Roses For You

Roses in a clear glass rose bowl.
Roses In A Bowl

Half dozen roses in a rose bouquet.
Long Statement Beauty

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Easter bunnies and spring flowers

Spring has sprung and that means Easter is just around the corner!
We love this time of year.
The snow is melting, the flowers are blooming and tulips are filling the shop and having their moment of glory!
Flowers are the perfect way to celebrate this family holiday, so why not give the gift of color and cheer!
Stop by the shop or check out our beautiful selection of tulips, flowers and gifts on the website!
This week only, we have a 20% discount on 12 tulips in a vase when you order online.
Don't miss your chance!
Offer some warmth and sunshine to that special someone, just in time for your Easter and Passover celebrations!

Tulipes de Pâques arrangées dans un vase

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.