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Wednesday March 30, 2022 - by: Samantha

How to Care for Tulips - Tips From a Florist

Tulips are just the thing to liven up your days during the rainy month of April. These beautiful spring blooms are unique in that, unlike most flowers, they will grow and change each day. This can cause some customers to ask, what’s the best way to care for and maintain a tulip bouquet? Here are our florist approved tips for taking care of your cut tulips!

Tuesday November 30, 2021 - by: Samantha

Caring for an Amaryllis: Our Favourite Holiday Bloom!

When we receive amaryllis bulbs at Westmount Florist, we know that holiday season has officially begun! Few bulbs are easier to grow than amaryllis — and few bloom with greater exuberance and beauty! Amaryllis season begins in November and hits its peak around Christmas, which makes this flower bulb the perfect gift of the season. In this post, we answer the most common questions we get asked about these unique flowers.

Wednesday November 3, 2021 - by: Samantha

Poppy: A Flower to Remember

The poppy is a prominent symbol of remembrance that is usually linked to Armistice Day (November 11th), but many people don’t know that this delicate bloom’s origin as a symbol for remembrance actually dates back to the First World War.

Saturday October 9, 2021 - by: Samantha

How to Care for Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas are extremely resilient, long lasting blooms. The name “hydrangea” comes from the Greek words “hydro” and “angos,” which roughly translates to water barrel. As the name implies, these are VERY thirsty flowers. Given the proper care and hydration, these beauties are among our longest lasting cut flowers. The following tips and tricks will help keep your hydrangeas happily hydrated so you can enjoy them for longer!

Monday September 6, 2021 - by: Samantha

6 Fun Facts You Didn’t Know About Sunflowers!

Sunflowers are an iconic late-summer bloom. Bright and cheerful, there is no better flower for spreading sunny joy. From our Juno hand-tied bouquet, to the Sonny arrangement, our team at Westmount Florist absolutely loves using sunflowers to create unique bouquets and arrangements. Here are a few facts about these large blooms that make them even more awesome!

Monday August 31, 2020 - by: Samantha

Birth Month Flower Gift Ideas

I love learning about and discussing the birth months of the people I am close to. Whether it be to discuss star signs or birthstones, there’s always something magical about the connections and revelations that are made. I was so excited to find out that there are flowers that are unique to each birth month.