Valentine’s Day FlowersInterests | February 04, 2016 | Nik Manojlovich
A handwritten note or a deliciously sweet confection may be enough to gain the attention of someone special, but sending VALENTINE’S DAY FLOWERS like these is guaranteed to win their heart!
With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, I thought I’d enlist the help of a few experts to show us how best to continue the tradition of sending fresh flowers to those we love. It’s not a new way to express our admiration – we’ve actually been doing it for thousands of years – but after all this time it’s still a great idea!
I sent out a call to the talented teams at DMF and Linden Grove Flowers, two of the city’s top floral studios. I asked them to create a fresh floral arrangement perfect for this time of year and suggested they aim for a budget of $ 100.00.
As you can see, they did not disappoint; in fact, I think these VALENTINE’S DAY FLOWERS would bring joy to anyone lucky enough to receive them!
You’ll find photos of their work posted above in the photo slider. You can advance left or right by clicking the arrow buttons.
The arrangement in the slightly taller vase on the left is by DMF, and the other is by Linden Grove. I especially love how both of these arrangements have that gorgeous “fresh-gathered” look, and the designers use of colourful blooms are sure to brighten anyone’s day.
Here’s what they used:
DMF Flowers – a hand-tied bouquet – dark pink ranunculus, mauve lilac, snowball viburnum, green skimmia and bright-coloured “big fun” roses. The team behind these blooms are Douglas McLeod and Michael McKim, two seasoned professionals known for creating a romantic look. I especially like their whole hand-tied approach as it reminds me of the Victorian tradition of presenting a small posy or tussy mussy.
Linden Grove Flowers – an arrangement in a fern-lined vase – tulips, hydrangea, roses, hyacinth, “green trick” dianthus, lisianthus and sword fern. The team that arranged this lovely look was Anne-Marie Voth and Christina Binetti, who along with their designer Margaret assemble bright, vibrant creations often using unexpected elements to create added interest. The hyacinth and tulip in their arrangement captured my heart as it reminded me that spring is right around the corner – fingers crossed!
Here is the contact details for these two floral design studios, just in case their work inspires you to send their creations to someone you love! Their websites also showcase the stunning work they do for corporate events and special occasions.
DMF Flowers – 416-551-8700 – WEBSITE
Linden Grove Flowers – 416-530-2427 – WEBSITE
Fresh VALENTINE’S DAY FLOWERS are the perfect way to express your love and make your special someone’s day memorable too!
Listening to great music is an important part of every Weekend at the Cottage! I listened to Maybe This Valentine’s… – Maybe This Valentine’s… a slightly quirky collection of love songs. Visit iTunes to add this “lovely” album to your collection.