Author: Jacob


Monday March 23, 2015 - by: Jacob

How It All Began

I can’t count the number of times a customer has asked me where all the flowers we carry are grown. The answer in most cases is in greenhouses, both here and far away. But if you think that growing flowers in climates very different from where they would grow outdoors is a modern innovation, think again!

Friday March 28, 2014 - by: Jacob

S is for Spring

Its that time of year again, when we all start to get a little bit antsy about the weather. Soon we'll be leaving March and heading into April, and the light is finally starting to show at the end of the long tunnel of winter.

Friday January 10, 2014 - by: Jacob

If I Were a Flower

When you were a child, did you ever play the “If I were a…” game? Sometimes we all need to pretend that we are kids again! Here at Westmount florist we spend so much time around beautiful flowers, we find ourselves playing the “If I were a…” game a lot. Around here we all have our favourite flowers and plants. When asked which we would be, I think our answers reflect our individual personalities! Here are some of the answers our staff gave when asked. Which flower would you like to be?

Friday January 3, 2014 - by: Jacob

Florist Abroad - France & England

We all love Montreal, but every once in a while it is great to get out of our comfort zone and see something new. This past fall I was extremely fortunate to spend two months travelling around some of the best beloved cities of Europe. Working at Westmount Florist, I find myself noticing flowers wherever I go, and this trip was no exception.

Friday July 26, 2013 - by: Jacob

Food For Thought

Its summertime and our fridges are bursting with color! One of our favourite flowers this time of year is celosia. Bright, vibrant, velvety...what’s not to love! Celosia looks especially beautiful when arranged tightly, showing off their colourful, curving shape and creating dynamic contrast with more traditional blooms. You may have seen these unique flowers in the store, or received them in arrangements, but here are 10 fun facts about celosia you may not have know before!

Sunday June 2, 2013 - by: Jacob

Artist Profile: The Dutch Still Life

The “Dutch Golden Age”, which occurred roughly between 1568 and 1648, witnessed a blossoming of trade, economics, science and art. During this period, the work of women artists was encouraged. Two of these women, Rachel Ruysch (1664-1750), and Maria van Oosterwijck (1630-1693) are remembered for their floral paintings. A third artist, the German born Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717) moved to Amsterdam, and became known for her scientific drawings of flowers and other wildlife.