Thursday, August 15, 2019

August's Flower of the Month with Bloomex

The flower of the month for August is the gorgeous Gladiolus. These beautiful Gladioli flowers bloom on a stem that ranges from 2 to 4 feet in length. These attractive flowers open from the bottom of the stem and continue to bloom to the top.

The blooms come in a large variety of colours, from red, pink and yellow to blood orange or pastel blues including many different bi-colour stems as well.

The Gladiolus symbolizes remembrance and honour, which is why it is widely known as a funeral flower. This breathtaking bloom can also represent strength of character, faithfulness, sincerity or integrity, infatuation and never giving up.

Gladioli are considered an "old-fashioned flower". Women often used plant these flowers at the backs of their gardens to give their flowerbeds a colourful backdrop.

They were also commonly planted along the foundation of homes or along fence lines, as some of the taller spirals need support to stand tall.

Do you want to celebrate the end of summer with your own arrangements that contain gladiolus? Check out the beautiful pieces we have available here!

Ever Upward Bouquet

Love's Tapestry

Tender Tribute

Vivid Recollections

Thursday, August 01, 2019

Bloomex Supports The David Hearn Tournament

Bloomex was excited to attend The David Hearn Foundation golf tournament on July 22nd. The David Hearn Foundation benefits Alzheimer’s Canada and this golf classic donates to the Alzheimer Society in that region. This years event took place at the Brantford Golf and Country Club and was a great success!

The annual David Hearn Foundation Charity Golf Classic, has provided charitable contributions to the Alzheimer Society of Brant Haldimand Norfolk Hamilton Halton since 2012 as well as the Alzheimer Society of Canada.

The Foundation has also partnered with Bloomex on the event, and Bloomex is offering 20% off any orders when signing up at here AND 5% of that order will go to The David Hearn Foundation and donated to the Alzheimer Society of Canada.

Bloomex was happy to donate flowers for the dinner. These white and blue arrangements looked perfect set on their dinner tables!

Check out some of these white and blue options that you can get for your next event! Just click here for our full white and blue selection!

Monday, July 22, 2019

Spend World Cat Day with Bloomex

International Cat Day is celebrated on August 8th, every year. It was created in 2002 by the International Fund for Animal Welfare. 

International Cat Day is also referred to as World Cat Day in some countries and since it's inception, it has been growing worldwideNational Cat Day is an awareness day to raise awareness for homeless cats. 

We want to give you a few plants to steer clear of if you have cats or are sending gifts to cat friendly homes!

Lilies. Many species the Lilium family are highly toxic to cats. Ingestion of very small amounts of many types of lilies, such as Tiger, Asian, Japanese Show, Easter, Stargazer, and the Casa Blanca can cause kidney failure in cats.

Marijuana. Ingestion of Cannabis Sativa can cause cats to vomit, have diarrhea, drool, get an increased heart rate, and even experience seizures or a coma. A great alternative without killing the buzz is Catnip!

Sago Palm. Every part of this plant is poisonous, but the seeds or "nuts" contain the largest amount of toxin. The ingestion of just one or two seeds can result in very serious effects, which include vomiting, diarrhea, depression, seizures and liver failure.

Tulip/Narcissus Bulbs. The bulb portions of Tulips and Narcissus contain toxins that can cause loss of appetite, intense gastrointestinal irritation, drooling, convulsions, depression of the central nervous system and cardiac abnormalities.

Azalea. Members of the Rhododenron family contain toxins which can produce vomiting, drooling, diarrhea, weakness and depression of the central nervous system in cats. Severe azalea poisoning could ultimately lead to death from heart failure.

Oleander. All parts of Nerium Oleander are considered to be toxic, as they contain cardiac glycosides that have the potential to cause serious effects including gastrointestinal tract irritation, abnormal heart function, hypothermia and even death. 

Castor Bean. The seeds from the castor bean plant, Ricinus communis, are poisonous to people, animals and insects. These seeds can cause severe vomiting, diarrhea, excessive thirst, abdominal pain, drooling, weakness and loss of appetite. Severe cases of poisoning can result in death. 

Cyclamen. If consumed, Cylamen can produce significant gastrointestinal irritation, including intense vomiting. Fatalities have also been reported in some cases. 

Chrysanthemum. These popular blooms may produce gastrointestinal upset, including drooling, vomiting and diarrhea, if eaten. In certain cases depression and loss of coordination may also develop if enough of any part of the plant is consumed. 

English Ivy. Also called sweetheart ivy and California ivy, branching ivy, glacier ivy, needlepoint ivy, Hedera helix that, if ingested, can result in vomiting, abdominal pain, hypersalivation and diarrhea. 

Peace Lily. These species can cause oral irritation, excessive drooling, vomiting, difficulty in swallowing and intense burning and irritation of the mouth, lips and tongue in pets who ingest. 

Pothos. Pothos (both Scindapsus and Epipremnum) belongs to the Araceae family. If chewed or ingested, this popular household plant can cause significant mechanical irritation and swelling of the oral tissues and other parts of the gastrointestinal tract. 

Schefflera. Schefflera can cause oral irritation, excessive drooling, vomiting, difficulty in swallowing and intense burning and irritation of the mouth, lips and tongue in cats who ingest. 

Check out these amazing selections of cat friendly gifts you can get for your cat friendly home! 
Enchanted Cottage

Wine & Gourmet Gift Basket

Pure Devotion

Scarlet Mist

Teddy Bear

There are so many different options! So, remember your fur-babies when you are choosing your plants and flowers!

National Sister Day

Happy August 4th Sisters! National Sister day is here and we want to remind all our Bloomex Fans and Family to celebrate their sisters!

Sisters are there for you always, through the good and the bad, they laugh with you and cry with you, and sometimes (more than not) they might even make you a little crazy.

Your sister can be the most important souls in your life and it is so important to show her you care.

This National Sister Day, make sure to take some time to celebrate your sister and everything she means to you.

National Sisters Day is a celebration of your sisters and the special bond you share with her. Whether your sister is biological or soul, sisterhood is the most special relationship you can have.

Whether you look up to your big sisters or watch over your little ones, they love to be shown some appreciation this Sister Day!

If you want to send your sisters a beautiful gift this Sister Day, check out these great options! For a full list of gifts click here!

Always a Lady

Citrus Kissed

Enchanted Cottage

Morning Bright

So make sure to remember your sisters this August 4th! There is no better friend in this world than a sister, and no sister in the world is better than yours.