Friday January 23, 2015 - by: Christine
[Name of flower] Tulip [Latin name] Tulipa hydrida [Origin of flower] Originally found in southern Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and China. [Common uses- how they come for sale] As bulbs for your garden, potted plants, or the most popular here, cut flowers! [Colours and Varieties Available] Parrot tulips, double tulips in every colour except blue or black. [Fun Fact] Tulips are one of the only flowers that stretch in water. This phenomenon is called phototropism; they are trying to reach up towards light. Just re-cut stems to avoid that crazy look, or leave it if you like it! Many people really want that “droopy tulip” style.
Saturday October 18, 2014 - by: Christine
It’s that time of year that so many of our customers wait for and we are just as excited as they are. The amaryllis and paper white, also known as narcissus bulbs have arrived at Westmount Florist so we’d like to give you a refresher course on how to plant of them.
Friday July 25, 2014 - by: Christine
My dad always told me in life you learn something new everyday. This is particularly true in the floral industry as things change so often. I’ve been at Westmount Florist for the past 25 years and have to admit that just this week I had the biggest “lesson” of my career.
Saturday February 8, 2014 - by: Christine
If I had a dollar for every time I got asked this question, I’d be comfortably living on a private island sipping champagne, watching the sun rise and set! You may have read this blog a few years back but with Valentine's Day coming I felt it appropriate to reiterate just how important cutting your flowers are before arranging them in a vase.