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Summer Cottage Flowers

Interior Cottage Flower Inspiration

Every season has us looking forward to the unique flowers and plants that it brings. This mid-summer heat wave, has us longing for a cottage to relax and cool off at. This week, we are looking at lake house and cottage interiors and their use of flowers. (Of course, we’re using Pinterest for our inspiration).


Carnations_any_colour_Brant_FloristCarnations come in virtually every colour and are an inexpensive way to add colour to a more neutral room.

Our Inspiration:


These flowers can add elegance to any room, while accenting and complimenting the rustic nature of a cottage or lake house. The perfect addition to any room.

White Lilies


White lilies are the perfect summer flower with their light floral scent and classy white and green arrangement.

Our Inspiration:

Even with an all-white room, white lilies are right at home, complimenting the rustic browns in the floor and walls.


White_Orchid_Brant_FloristOrchids are simple and beautiful. They also come in many different colours, and you can add them to any room in the cottage.

Our inspiration:


Whether it’s the bathroom, bedroom, living room or sunroom, there’s no place that orchids can’t go. And they’re small enough to fit in tight places!

If you’re heading to a cottage or lake house this weekend, don’t go empty handed! Whether for your own summer home or for your host, you cannot go wrong with fresh flowers to compliment that feeling of being at the cottage.

If you’re not going to make it to a cottage this summer, bring the cottage to your home! You can view these flower inspiration ideas and so many more on our Pinterest page and on our summer flowers page.

Order online, email us or give us a call at 905-639-7001 to pick up fresh cottage-inspired flowers this summer.

Taking Care of an Orchid can be a Little Tricky

There is always a fascination with the orchid plant. With so many different varieties their beauty and elegance is so diverse. All different shapes, sizes and even scents! Yes, scents. There is even one that smells like chocolate. Perfect substitution for the waist line!

Regal Orchids

Regal Orchids

Mother Nature really put in a lot of time and focus when creating the orchid. Their delicate petals and markings differ from one variety to the other and look as if the best artists in the world got together and hand painted each one.

Taking care of an orchid can be a little tricky. There is a fair share of you out there that are orchid whisperers and have no problem getting them to bloom and flourish in all their exotic glory. The rest of us however have had our struggles… to say the least.

Phalaenopsis Orchid Plant Lavender or White

Phalaenopsis Orchid Plant Lavender or White

With all the feedback and research we’ve received, this is what we recommend. When it comes to watering your orchid, there are 2 methods.

  1. A quarter cup of water once a week.
  2. Place 2 ice cubes-that’s right, you are not seeing things. 2 ice cubes on top of the roots/soil and just let them melt into the plant.

Also, the best way to remember to take care of your plants is to pick a day of the week to water. This way you know when Friday comes around you know it’s time to water. And you might as well do it around cocktail hour since you’re getting the ice cubes out anyway.

One last thing, when the all the blooms fall off of your orchid plant cut the stems off about 6 inches up from the leaves and KEEP WATERING THE PLANT. The blooms can come back with light, fertilizer and some TLC. As long as your leaves are green you are still in the game!

Enjoy & Good Luck!