Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Boo! It's Hallowe'en

The weather just took a turn for the colder, the leaves are nearly gone, and the days seem darker and darker. Hallowe'en is coming, we can smell it in the air. It's not all spooky though: our houses are getting warmer, we've pulled out the wool sweaters and fleece-lined leggings, and Thanksgiving's leftover mulled wine warms the hands and the heart like nothing else.

Here at The Flower Pot we like to mix it up, a bit of Hallowe'en's spooky spirit and the warmth of past Thanksgiving festivities. Take this Pumpkin Riot for example: the great pumpkin that we've carved out like a jack-o-lantern and stuffed full of bright fall flowers will warm your household décor. 

We have many great décor ideas, including the new "it" wall-art piece, photos printed on acrylic or plexiglass. The high fidelity printing makes colours pop, just like fall leaves. It's the perfect medium for a family photo hanging over a crackling fire.

Contact us by phone 514-938-1234, email, or drop by for a friendly chat and professional advice about arrangements, wall art, or gifts from your local Montreal florist The Flower Pot.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Top 5 Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day in Montreal

Just like a relationship, Valentine's Day plans can sometimes get stale over time. Roses presented over dinner, while always appreciated, are just sometimes expected. In case you're out of 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!!

January Tidbits

Hi everyone! Hopefully you're all busy getting back into the swing of things after the holidays! Trimming waistlines, organizing closets, back to school, creating traffic in the morning again (blast!). Montreal is back to business. At The Flower Pot, we're busy preparing for Valentine's Day already with three weeks to the big day. Taking all our busy schedules to heart, here's a mixed-bag of news bytes.

-Our new and improved wedding sections are up on our website! If you are getting married in summer 2014, check out our new products here and here.

-Pantone's 2014 colour of the year is Radiant Orchid. We'll be seeing a lot of purple this year. If you want to be at the forefront of the trend, ask us how you can incorporate the color into any flower arrangement.

Don't forget to get in the groove for Valentine's Day! It's time to think about ordering some roses for your honey. Visit our Valentine's Day section for ideas and inspiration here.