Author: Christine

Designers

Friday August 19, 2011 - by: Christine

Cut the Stems! Cut the Stems!

Cut the stems!...and did I mention cut the stems?! Every time a client comes in to purchase a single stem or a bouquet of cut loose flowers our team reminds them to cut the stems before placing them in water. More times than not the client says, “oh can you cut them for me”? or “I’m going right home in 2 minutes” ! The sad part about this is that if flowers are not re-cut they will not survive more than a day, if a day at all!



Thursday July 7, 2011 - by: Christine

Why do Roses Wilt?

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!



Thursday June 30, 2011 - by: Christine

A True Winner

On March 16th, 2011 we unveiled our new logo and launched our new website with a lovely party at the Westmount boutique on Victoria Ave. Each guest was asked to enter their name in a draw, the prize being a gift of flowers each month for a year from Westmount Florist.



Thursday April 21, 2011 - by: Christine

PASSOVER – A SPECIAL HOLIDAY

Not being Jewish meant I never had the chance growing up to celebrate the Passover holiday and I’m embarrassed to say that I really didn’t know what the holiday meant until I began my career at Westmount Florist. Years later I understand it and love it !



Friday March 18, 2011 - by: Christine

The Impact of Flowers

With today's high-tech and fast-paced lifestyle taking its daily toll on our lives, experts advise exercise and other personal lifestyle changes to relieve stress. According to behavioral research nature provides us with a simple way to improve emotional health - flowers. The presence of flowers triggers happy emotions heightens feelings of life satisfaction and affects social behavior in a positive manner far beyond what is normally believed.



Thursday March 17, 2011 - by: Christine

West Meets East

IN SOUTH AFRICA (PART 1) Living in the western hemisphere has meant that we have gorgeous flora and fauna available all year. Up here in Montreal, Canada the winter does interfere somewhat with our growing season but thanks to places like California and Florida in the United States and countries like Ecuador, Columbia and of course the beautiful tropical islands of Trinidad and Barbados, we are able to get fresh flowers year all round.