Monday, June 11, 2018

2018 Father's Day Gift Guide

It's that time of year where we show all the father's in our lives just how much they mean to us!

If you're stuck on what to give those special men- we have you covered! Here is a list of our very best Father's Day gift baskets we know he'll love:


For the sweet tooth- Our Chocolate and Cookie Lover basket is perfect for the father who dreams of enjoying sweet treats on his special day.



For the health nut- Watching his waistline? We have a variety of fresh fruit baskets such as the Fruit Elegance basket which includes apples, oranges and grapes.
For the wine connoisseur-  Spoil him with a bold bottle of red and rich gourmet cheeses. Our Red Wine & Cheese Basket is perfectly paired with some much needed relaxation!
*Must be 19 or older to purchase this product.


The options don't stop there! You can shop all of out Father's Day gift ideas at bloomex.ca.

Bloomex partners with Heart & Stroke

Bloomex Canada is proud to announce the launch of their partnership with the Heart & Stroke Foundation (HSF) for 2018/2019. Bloomex will support fundraising efforts with in-kind donations for staff and donor recognition as well as for major events such as the Red Dress Gala.

As part of the partnership Bloomex will also provide a two dollar donation at checkout option for Stroke Month in June, and for Heart Month in February. In addition, Bloomex will create a signature sympathy bouquet that will see 15 percent of sale donated straight to Heart & Stroke. Bloomex will also be creating an exclusive red-themed collection to help raise funds for Heart Month in February 2019.




The HSF has helped decrease heart disease and stroke in Canada by 75 per cent over the past 60 years. A staggering 1.6 million Canadians live with heart disease and stroke with 9 in 10 having at least one risk factor. 



Heart attacks are more deadly for women than men due to unique gender factors so the HSF has developed The Ms. Understood initiative to help improve women’s heart health through research and healthcare programs. They are advancing sex and gender based analysis, funding a community of scientists to improve expertise in women's heart health and expanding knowledge of at risk populations such as Indigenous women and South East Asian Women. 


By doubling the dollars they invest in research for women's heart health, they can help save hundreds of the women we love. It's time for women to learn more about heart and stroke so they can start living their best lives! 




With all they are doing, we are so excited to be contributing to the movement. It's time to get involved!







Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Flower of the Month: The Rose

Since the official flower of June is the rose, we thought it would be irresponsible if we didn’t share some fun facts and industry secrets about everyone’s favourite bloom. 



Let the knowledge grow!


Fun Facts:

  • Roses have prickles, not thorns which grow much deeper. Prickles can be easily removed by a rose stripper, paper towel or gardening gloves.

  • The oldest living rose grows on the Hildesheim Cathedral in Hildesheim Germany and is over 1000 years old. In 1945 allied bombers destroyed the cathedral but the roots of the plant remained intact and grew strong once again.

  • The Overnight Sensation was the first rose to travel space in 2002. It's also considered one of the world's most fragrant roses.

  • Rose hips (the berry of the rose) contain lots of Vitamin C and is used in many jams and marmalades.

  • There are over 100 species of roses in many, many colours. Black is unfortunately not one of them. Black roses are in fact a very deep red hue.

  • The world’s most expensive rose is the Juliett, taking 15 years and 5 million dollars to create.


Tips & Tricks:

  • Place the stem of any drooping rose in boiling water for one minute to pop air bubbles that are preventing your flowers from drinking. 

  • Roses have guard petals that help protect the inner petals from the elements. Florists will not remove them so as not to damage your bouquet. Gently pluck them (all 5) and your roses will show off their fresh petals underneath.

  • Continually pluck off wilting and dead petals. These petals may fall into the water and start to rot which can cause bacteria in the water to multiply and affect the life of your bouquet.

  • Cut your flowers on an angle. Cutting your stems straight across will crush them and make it harder for them to drink.

So many reasons to love roses! Search some beautiful gift options here.

Friday, June 01, 2018

Canadian Forces Appreciation Discount

Bloomex is proud to become a Canadian Forces Appreciation partner. We now provide a special 20% discount on all products at Bloomex.ca, for active service men and women in the Canadian Armed Forces, as well as veterans who have served Canada.


The CF Appreciation Program offers a variety of discounts to military personnel and their families in recognition of their sacrifice and dedication. Members can enjoy savings in the areas of family attractions, leisure travel, entertainment and accommodations,with more deals being added all the time.

In order to activate their discount, members are encouraged to log into their account at www.cfappreciation.ca to read all the details.

Once logged in, they can view the Bloomex listing here:



Bloomex is Canada's Official Florist, providing Canadians with fresh flowers and gourmet gift baskets for all occasions!


Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Canadian Cancer Society Inspiration Collection

Looking for that perfect Mother's Day gift? We have you covered! We've teamed up with the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) to create the Inspiration Collection, made of three gorgeous Spring-inspired bouquets and a relaxing tea basket, guaranteed to have her smiling from ear to ear!

Through our ongoing partnership with CCS, 15% from the sale of products in the collection (up to $3,000) will be donated in support of the country’s most promising breast cancer research and support services for patients and their families.
Hope's Blush

Morning Cheer

Spring Dreams

Tea Time


You can even go one step further by choosing to to donate $2 at checkout beginning May 7th. Funds raised will go to The Mom Project, a support program for Moms and Moms-to-be battling cancer. Whether providing a home away from home during treatment, a wig to help her feel more like herself, an ear of someone who’s been there, or simply hope through funding fertility research, The Mom Project ensures no woman stands alone. 





Make Mom's year with gifts from this beautiful collection and help support women across the country!


Happy Mother's Day!

Thursday, May 03, 2018

Shop the new Canadian Tulip Festival Collection!

The annual Canadian Tulip Festival is just around the corner and as proud Canadians, we plan to celebrate! Ottawa will be in full bloom from May 11-21 with events happening all over the city including Dow’s Lake, the Aberdeen Pavilion, and the Byward Market. Bloomex is excited to be the Official Florist of the Canadian Tulip Festival this year and we look forward to all the wonderful events taking place in the upcoming weeks!


To show our support, we will be featuring a Canadian Tulip Festival Collection on bloomex.ca to help raise funds for the Tulip Education Program designed to teach students from Canada’s Capital region elementary schools how to plant and care for tulip bulbs. Fifteen percent of product purchase will go directly to help build special gardens that will help preserve the legacy of the liberation of Europe by Canadian troops and the birth of Dutch Princess Margriet in Ottawa during World War II and pays tribute to our Canadian veterans and servicemen. In addition to the gift of these special tulip gardens, participating schools receive teaching resources and enjoy unique opportunities to engage with the festival through art and composition projects.
Capital Romance

Festival Cheer

Tulip Celebration

World Friendship
Make sure to shop our full range of tulip bouquets here. Every National Capital Region order from May 1-20 will include a FREE pass to the 2018 Canadian Tulip Festival! (while supplies last)

Happy Spring!


Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Tips & Tricks for Simply Beautiful Spring Blooms

The days are getting longer, the air is getting warmer and a sense of hope is all around! This can only mean one thing...Spring!

After months of braving the cold, frigid winter we can rest easy knowing sunnier days are on their way. In our opinion, the best way to celebrate is by filling your house with fresh flowers! But which ones are in season now? We’ve made a list of some of the blooms you should have adorning your dining table this season.

Tulips


These pretty blossoms come in a wide variety of colours and really are the symbol of Spring here in Canada.The annual Canadian Tulip Festival in Ottawa is a celebration of the historical flower and a haven for tulip lovers everywhere. 
Choose your favourite colour or mix them up and watch your smile get bigger and bigger! 

Mixed Tulips
Mixed Tulips


PRO TIP: Tulips love clean water so make sure to change it every other day to keep them fresh. All of our tulip bouquets are on sale now!

Daisies

Daisies are just so much fun and remind you of a fresh Spring meadow...sigh! Happy, fun and available in almost every colour imaginable, they symbolize new beginnings, purity and true love. 


Classic White Daisies
Classic White Daisies


PRO TIP: A favourite for Mother's Day, daisies are hearty flowers that typically last for 1-2 weeks. Cut their stems on an angle and pluck dead petals to keep them looking their best.

Gerbera Daisies

Known as the birth flower for the month of April, gerberas typically symbolize cheerfulness which makes sense since they come in so many fun colours!  

Mixed Gerbera Daisies
Mixed Gerbera Daisies


PRO TIP: Gerberas are notoriously thirsty flowers so make sure there is enough clean water in the vase for them everyday. And don't forget the plant food!

Blue Iris

Stunning and vibrant, this bloom boasts rich indigo petals that never fail to make a statement. They're in season from March-June, making them the perfect addition to any Spring bouquet.

Blue Iris
Blue Iris



PRO TIP: Cut iris stems under water so they aren't exposed to the air. This will ensure your Iris flowers stay fresh longer.

You can’t go wrong including any of these blooms in your Spring decor. So stop and smell the flowers...Spring is here!

To shop all our Spring bouquets, visit bloomex.ca

Canada defeats Ukraine at 2018 Fed Cup match in Montreal

Canada faced off with Ukraine to break their long-standing tie at the 2018 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas in Montreal this past weekend. As an official sponsor, Bloomex supplied florals for the locker rooms, VIP lounge, centrepieces for the official dinner and venue all weekend long.







Eugenie Bouchard made her come back after a two-year absence from the sport of tennis and out-lasted Ukraine's Lesia Tsurenko for a 3-2 win.





Doubles team Gabriela Dabrowski and Bianca Andreescu also won, making the weekend even sweeter for Team Canada. These wins mean Canada keeps its World Cup II ranking this season.

Way to go Canada! You sure know how to makes us proud!







Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Bloomex Canada weekly contest


3 ways to WIN

Like us on Facebook

 Follow us on Twitter

 Follow us on Instagram





CONTEST HAPPENS EVERY WEDNESDAY

  • Every Wednesday we will post a new weekly prize

  • Simply like us on Facebook to enter

  • Follow us on Twitter and Instagram for more chances to win

  • New ways to win every week

  • Winners announced on Wednesdays

  • Winner selected by a panel of Bloomex employees

  • Prizes will include flowers, gift baskets and other goodies

  • Winners must provide contact and delivery info to receive their prize

  • Resident of Canada

  • Must be 18 or older

  • Delivery to any valid Canadian address within Bloomex delivery territory


Good luck!