Petal Power: Buying the Best Blooms in the City!

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It’s that time of the year again! No, I’m not referring to that time when we freeze our bottoms off as the temperatures drop lower than your shortest friend does during a round of limbo.

I’m talking about Valentine’s Day –the time of the year when the town is painted pink and hearts flutter. Chocolate, dinners, and candles are all a standard part of everyone’s plans. When it comes to flowers however, there are endless options. And though roses are most coveted, other petals are just as perfect. So whether you’re buying a bouquet for yourself or for someone special, here are some go-to florists in Toronto!

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Admire the Stretch on Avenue Road: Yea, it’ll be a little chilly this weekend to say the least, but for some of the best and most abundant flower options, take a stroll on Avenue Road just south of Davenport Road. This stretch is lined plenty of shops and petals to choose from!

Check out Flower Creations: If venturing outdoors is too much for you, then take refuge in the sheltered warmth of Toronto’s PATH system. There, you’ll come across Flower Creations –ideal if you work in the downtown core (hello lunchtime trip)!

Keep it Chic with Coriander Girl: located in the Roncesvalles/Parkdale neighbourhood, this shop is as pretty as the arrangements it creates! Take one quick look at their website (or get lost for minutes on end admiring each beautifully showcased bouquet), and you’ll be sold.

Make Your Way to WilBe Bloomin: take a trip and head down to the quirky and fun Kensington Market! WilBe Bloomin makes custom bouquets and arrangements –and even delivers. So if you’re in a pinch for time, they’ll play messenger!

There you have it, plenty of options for you to pick your perfect flowers from this Valentine’s Day!

 

 

 

DIY Sunday: Playing Dress-Up with Petals

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Spring has sprung, and one of the sure signs that everyone’s favorite season is here is the abundance of fresh flowers. Whether at the corner store or the city’s flower market, buds in every colour are making an appearance.

But what happens once you bring that bouquet home? Most of us fill the vase with water, place in the stems, and all efforts there. So instead, have some fun and play dress-up with your petals by making them a little lace skirt. They’re great for brightening up your home, and can make stylish bridal shower centerpieces! This is how:

Tools:

1 Mason jar

1 meter of lace

1 meter of twine or yarn

Velcro stickers

Instructions:

1. Measure the mason jar’s circumference, and cut the lace as well as the yarn slightly longer than that.

2. Slip the lace around the jar, place the Velcro at both ends and let it stick in to place.

3. Once the lace is in place, wrap the yarn around the top-end of the fabric to further secure it and add an extra decorative element.

4. Cut all of your flowers to be the same length, and place them in the jar.

How do you arrange your flowers? Do you have any unconventional ideas or decor items to put them in? Feel free to comment or tweet @ThePoshDish.

Style is served!