Thursday, December 19, 2013

The 12 Days of Christmas (Day 12) - Christmas Love Bouquet

At long last, we reach the end of our 12 Days of Christmas series. All that's left now is to wait for jolly ol' St. Nick now. For our final entry, we look at a bouquet that sums up the warm feelings that the holidays bring. 

On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me.. a bouquet that's sure to spread the love!


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Our Christmas Love bouquet is gorgeous, and it's a popular arrangement during this time of year. It includes 10 lovely red roses, contrasting beautifully with stunning white roses and accented with assorted greens. With the colours of the season at a great price, it's no wonder that this bouquet is a perennial favourite around Christmas.

It makes for a perfect bouquet to send to a loved one, or add a little festive feeling to your own space.

Check out the Christmas Love product page here and send some affection this season with Bloomex. And don't forget to check out our past entries on this series, listed below. Thanks for following along, and on behalf of Bloomex, Merry Christmas to all!



Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The 12 Days of Christmas (Day 11) - Holiday Tradition Bouquet

It's Day 11, and a slice of heaven! Our 12 Days of Christmas series is nearing its conclusion and we can't wait for the holidays. Here's our latest entry... it's a great bouquet to celebration the spirit of the season.

On the eleventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me.. a Holiday Tradition Bouquet!


This beautiful bouquet captures the essence of the Christmas season. The gorgeous Holiday Tradition arrangement includes 3 long stem red roses coupled with 3 long stem white roses. Carnations, Mini Carns and White Mums add a touch of grace to the bouquet. The bouquet is finished with some white filler and assorted greens for a magical look.

It's an ideal festive bouquet to send to a loved one this holiday season with Bloomex.

Check out the product page, or have a look at some of our past entries in this 12 Days of Christmas series. And join us tomorrow for the conclusion. 'Til then... happy shopping!  

Monday, December 16, 2013

The 12 Days of Christmas (Day 10) - Christmas Glory Basket

 Day 10 of our 12 Days of Christmas series and we're almost ready for the holidays! . View our latest and greatest entry in our 12 Days of Christmas series. The holidays are coming up quickly now, so there's no time to waste!

On the tenth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me... a basket-full of Christmas Glory!


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This basket is perfect to bring a little Christmas cheer into your space during the holiday season. It includes a variety of roses, Carnations, Mini Carnations, various greens, berries, ribbons, all set in a lovely basket with a special floral foam to ensure that your flowers last for as long as possible.

One of the best things about this basket is the price: at just $29.99, it provides spectacular value for you to introduce some Christmas joy to your living room, or dining table (as a centrepiece.)

Have a look at the Christmas Glory basket here, or catch up on the previous editions below!

Friday, December 13, 2013

The 12 Days of Bloomex Christmas (Day 9) - Candy Cane Carnations

 Day 9, feeling fine. View our latest and greatest entry in our 12 Days of Christmas series. The holidays are coming up quickly now, so there's no time to waste!

On the ninth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me... a Candy Cane Carnation bouquet.


candy-cane-carnationThis bouquet is an absolute classic for Christmas. Our Candy Cane Carnation arrangement makes for a beautiful addition to any home for the holidays. 

It features 24 Carnations in the colours of the season, red and white, adorned with festive candy canes. This is always a very popular bouquet at this time of year, and supplies are limited for the season.

Check out the product page here, and catch up on the rest of the series below.



Thursday, December 12, 2013

The 12 Days of Bloomex Christmas (Day 8) - Christmas Magic Bouquet

Day 8 is great! Check out the latest item in our 12 Days of Christmas series as we approach that special day on December 25.

On the eighth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me... a bouquet that sparkles magically!


If you're looking for a unique bouquet to decorate around the house this season, look no further than our beautiful Christmas Magic bouquet. 

This bouquet features 8 long stem red roses, but what really gives it a memorable look is the 5 White Calla Lilies included in this arrangement.

We don't sell this bouquet year-round but it's available during the holiday season, so be sure to take advantage while you can. Bring a beautiful look into your place this Christmas with Bloomex!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The 12 Days of Bloomex Christmas (Day 7) - Supreme Poinsettia Basket

We've made the turn and are on our way down the homestretch in our 12 Days of Christmas series. Check out our latest entry and catch up below!

On the seventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me... a Poinsettia basket, Supreme!


Is there any plant that sums up the Christmas season better than the Poinsettia? 

bloomex-poinsettia-basketPoinsettias are long-lasting and traditionally associated with the holiday season. This particular bouquet is adorned with Christmas decorations and accented with fresh greens for a beautiful look for the season. They're perfect to send to a festive friend or order for yourself.

This bouquet is available for a limited time only, so get 'em while they're fresh. Take a gander at the product page on Bloomex.ca here, or check out our full assortment of Christmas flowers.

Here's a listing of the previous days of Christmas as we carry on toward St. Nick's arrival:

THE 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

The 12 Days of Bloomex Christmas (Day 6) - Six Red Roses

We've been looking at 12 amazing Christmas products during this series, and now we're halfway there. With the holidays fast on their way, we're getting excited for one of our busiest seasons at Bloomex, and celebrating with this series.  

On the sixth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me... six Christmas Red Roses.


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We know that there are lots of options out there for buying roses. That's why we offer the best value in Canada in terms of our flowers. This bouquet of six red roses are perfect for the holidays. And for only $19.95, you can't beat the price.

This rose bouquet comes with six fresh-cut, long-stem roses, adorned with stems of Tiki, Limonium, and fresh greens. Check out the product page here, and help them last their longest by reading some tips here.

Say it for less with Bloomex this Christmas! Keep following along as we work our way through our 12 favourite holiday products, and catch up below.



THE 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS



Monday, December 09, 2013

The 12 Days of Bloomex Christmas (Day 5) - 100 Blooms of Holiday Alstroemeria

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! We're gearing up for the holiday season here, and though the weather outside might be frightful, the deals at Bloomex are delightful. Here's our latest entry in our 12 Days of Christmas series. 

On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me... a bouquet of Peruvian Lilies!

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Roses, Carnations and Poinsettias get most of the attention in terms of flowers around the Christmas season, but this bouquet of Alstroemeria deserves the spotlight.

Alstroemeria are commonly known as Peruvian Lilies, and upwards of 25 stems are included in this arrangement, each containing multiple blooms. The Lilies are adorned by lovely Red Hypericum Berries.

This is one bouquet that defintiely features the colours of the season in all their glory. Check out our product page at bloomex.ca, and check back tomorrow for Day 6 of this series as we mark the half-way point.

THE 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS


PRODUCT OF THE WEEK (Dec. 9 - 15): Dozen Roses, Chocolates, Vase & Card

bloomex-combo-packageThis week's product of the week is an amazing value, and makes for an ideal Christmas present, wherever your loved ones are located in Canada.

This assortment of goodies includes 12 beautiful long stem roses along with a hand blown glass vase, a personalized Christmas Card and a box of delicious, premium chocolates.

The best part of it all? This combo package includes free shipping, and is a steal at just $59.99.

If you're scrambling for a Christmas present this holiday season, check out the product page here and let Bloomex help you to De-Stress the Holidays in 2013.

Price: $59.99
Ideal for: Christmas!

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Friday, December 06, 2013

6 Bloomex Gift Baskets That Do Good for Charity

We're very proud of our Charity "GIVE" Basket program here at Bloomex. The idea's pretty simple. We have six gift baskets (which are always a popular choice on Bloomex.ca during the holiday season) that we've designated as special "GIVE" baskets in 2013.

20% of the purchase price goes to a charity of the customer's choice. You simply enter the name of your charity or not-for-profit organization at checkout, and Bloomex will give 20% of the basket's price to them. So not only do you get a great treat for a loved one, you're able to give a little back to a cause that you really care about, as well.

Let's take a quick look at the six baskets available for this program. The start under $40 and there is quite a selection of products available. Click the links of the basket names to be taken to the product pages.


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Chocolate & Cookie Lover

$39.99
A wonderful basket for the value-conscious buyer, featuring an assortment of 7 delicious items.




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Snack Gift Basket

$44.99
9 delectable items including nuts, cookies, candy and fudge, sure to satisfy the snack lover in your life.



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Blue Ribbon

$54.99
A sophisticated take on the snack-filled basket, consisting of 11 different items including Artisan Breadsticks and gourmet cheese.



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Gourmet Greatness

$69.99
Multiple types of cheese and delicacies like mussels and almonds.


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Grand Gourmet

$79.99
bloomex-canada_luxury-snack-basketThis great assortment includes 14 items in all, including delicious treats like smoked seafood, Escargot, gourmet coffee and a whole lot more.



Luxury Snack Basket 

$89.99
The ultimate treat! Includes 14 exquisite items, featuring multiple types of cookies, crackers and other great-tasting snacks.

The 12 Days of Bloomex Christmas (Day 4) - Candy Cane Roses

There's 19 days  'til Christmas. We're all getting ready here at Bloomex. As part of the run up to the big day, we'll be highlighting 12 items that make for great Christmas decorations.

On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me... some flowers, the colour of candy!


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Red, green and white are the colours of the season and you'll find them in our beautiful Candy Cane Rose bouquet. This arrangement is very popular during the Christmas season, as it's a vibrant addition to any room around Christmas-time.


The bouquet comes loaded with six plump red roses and six white, evoking the sweetness of a candy cane. It's complimented by an assortment of festive Baby's Breath. 

Check out the product page here and join us on Monday for the next installment of Bloomex's 12 Days of Christmas series. Check out the previous editions below!

THE 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS

Thursday, December 05, 2013

The 12 Days of Bloomex Christmas (Day 3) - Sweet Memories Gift Basket

We're gearing up for the holiday season here at Bloomex, so we're taking a look at 12 of our favourite Christmas presents that are sure to get you -- or a loved one -- into the spirit of the season.

bloomex-gift-basket_sweet_memoriesOn the third day of Christmas, my true love gave to me... a basket full of Sweet Memories.


Our gift baskets are always a hot item around Christmas-time at Bloomex. It's easy to understand why.They make for a worry-free gift that you know will 'travel well,' and more than likely, will be greatly appreciated when it gets there. The other thing is that the products, particularly the food products, in our gift baskets offer practical value to the recipient in that they're virtually guaranteed to be eaten. 

Our Sweet Memories Gift Basket is always a hit, as it features an assortment of 6 delicious treats for one great price. Included are: Boxes/packs of dark chocolate, assorted cookies, delicious premium truffles and truffle cookies, tangy lemon cookies and some crunchy candies.

Check it out here on Bloomex.ca and send a little love for less this holiday season.

THE 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

From Australia: 9 Secret Tips to Make Your Flowers Last Longer

We thought we'd share this post from our friends at Bloomex Australia. It's packed with some great tips.
We’ve combed the web, talked to our experts, and come up with this list of the best 9 tips to ensure that your fresh-cut flowers last for as long as possible:
1. Keep them out the heat! You might want to display them in the window, but if it’s sunny at all, the light and heat will negatively affect their longevity.
2. Did you know that keeping your flowers near fruit isn’t advised? Fruit produces Ethylene gas as it ripens, which essentially contributes to your flowers aging quicker and then dying. So keep your flowers and your apples separate. 

Read the rest of the list at the Bloomex Australia blog, here. 




The 12 Days of Bloomex Christmas (Day 2) - Festive Fragrance

bloomex-festive-fragrance-christmas-bouquetAs we get closer to the holiday season, the Bloomex blog is going through 12 great arrangements in an effort to make your Christmas season just a little more festive in 2013.


On the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me... a Festive Fragrance beauty.


Ahh, the smell of a crackling fireplace and the earthy tones of evergreens -- that's the smell of Christmas-time. Capture that essence with this festive, gorgeous arrangement. The Festive Fragrance display is always one of our top-selling items during the holiday season and it's easy to see why. 

The arrangement consists of a seasonal combination of Roses, Carnations, Christmas greens, Alstroemeria and Stock. That's all topped off by a big red bow to drive the jolly feeling home. This display is guaranteed to bring the spirit of the season from the outdoors to the inside of any house or room. 

At just $34.95, it also makes for a value-conscious replacement or a great space-saving alternative to a full-sized tree for your bachelor pad or studio apartment.

You can have a look at this Festive Fragrance arrangement right here on Bloomex.ca. And be sure to check back tomorrow for the third installment of our 12 Days of Christmas series, where we'll take a look at one of our most popular gift baskets!


THE 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS



Tuesday, December 03, 2013

10 Great Things to Include in Christmas Gift Baskets

You already know that we offer a variety of gift baskets to fit your budget, but today we thought we'd take a
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look at some great items to include in them.

There are truly a wide range of items that can be included in gift baskets and we're pleased to offer some of the lowest prices online, and in Canada, on baskets that include these items.

From corporate gifts to something for you're sweetheart, and whether you're interested in some of our value-conscious assortments or an exquisite gourmet collection, you can't go wrong with the following options.

  1. Chocolate is always a great option -- it's addictive and delicious. 
  2. Staying with sweets, many baskets include some types of cookies. 
  3. Switching over to salty rather than sweet, nuts are an excellent item, sure to be munched on throughout the holiday season. 
  4. And for refined tastes, cheese (particularly paired with a bottle of wine or something similar) is an elegant way to surprise your loved ones at Christmas.
  5. This may seem a little bit left-field, but we also offer baskets featuring things like seafood to make for a truly unique gift giving experience.
  6. Escargot: Speaking of refined tastes! Yep, we've got baskets that have Escargot in them. Mmm.
  7. Coffee: For the java-lover in your life that needs their cup of morning joe, Bloomex offers plenty of different assortments that include different types of coffee 
  8. Tea: It's the most popular drink in the world and makes for an excellent inclusion in any sort of Christmas present.
  9. Wine: Classy and elegant, wine is a traditional gift -- great for housewarming parties, but just as good for a Christmas gathering or a holiday present. 
  10. Beer: For the fun-loving man (or woman) in your life, Bloomex's Beer and Nuts basket is a very popular choice among our customers.
As a footnote, if you really want to do some good this holiday season, have a look at our Charity Give Baskets, where 20% of your purchase goes to a charity or non-profit organization of your choice. 

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The Bloomex Advantage: How We Offer Fresher Products in Australia and Canada

Whether you're in Australia or Canada, you often ask us how we can offer flowers for less than our competitors. The answer is pretty simple.

We have a streamlined business model that allows us to get our flowers to our customers the freshest flowers at the best prices. The key thing to note is that we bypass the convoluted supply chain used by local florists and some of the floral wire services out there. Add those costs to things like brick-and-mortar locations, staffing costs (as explained here) and other factors, and you, the consumer, ends up paying for a whole lot more than just the bouquet you ordered.

Here's an infographic that should explain things pretty clearly as to one of the main reasons why we're able to position ourselves as Canada's best online florist:

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The 12 Days of Bloomex Christmas (Day 1) - A Classic Christmas Centrepiece

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Bloomex's
Classic Christmas Centrepiece



In the days leading up to Christmas, we will be running a series of posts featuring 12 great arrangements from Bloomex to make your Christmas season a little more festive in 2013.



On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me... a Class-ic Christmas Centrepiece


Happy Holidays everyone! For the first installment of our 12 Days of Bloomex Christmas  we'll have a look at our Classic Christmas Centrepiece. 

This arrangement consists of a large red candle, adorned by Roses, Carnations, cones, various greens, Gerberas, ribbons and floral foam in the container to keep the arrangement fresh for as long as possible. It makes for a lovely addition to  your dinner table during the holiday season and brings a little Christmas cheer to any room. Please note that the candle colour may vary.

Check out the product page for this centrepiece here. 


Join us tomorrow on the Bloomex blog for the second installment of this series!


Monday, December 02, 2013

PRODUCT OF THE WEEK (Dec. 2 - Dec. 8): Elegant Poinsettia Basket

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Poinsettias are the flower that's probably most associated with Christmas. Their beautiful red colour matches the spirit of the season perfectly, and they are a hardy, durable plant that requires relatively little work to keep looking fresh.

Though there are many types of flowers appropriate for December, as the big day approaches, interest in Poinsettias in particular spikes sharply. They make a great gift, or just as a purchase to bring a little Christmas joy into your home in time for the holiday season. 

Bloomex has a selection of baskets and arrangements specially available, and our product of the week is the Elegant Poinsettia Basket. At under $30, it's an amazing way to add some cheer and festiveness. And if you're looking to make an even bigger splash, check out some of the larger baskets we have at great prices for the 2013 holiday season.

Price: $29.99
Ideal for: Christmas!

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Friday, November 29, 2013

Avoid a Corporate Christmas Letdown In 2013

Check out this Youtube video we made a couple years back.

Bloomex has a variety of gift baskets, fit for any corporate budget. And with our new Corporate "GIVE" Baskets, 20% of the purchase goes to a charity of your choice.

We also offer a wide range of flowers and other products, whatever you're looking to spend.

Avoid a letdown, and say it with Bloomex this holiday season!


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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Bloomex's Corporate GIVE Baskets: Gift Baskets for employees or clients, with 20% going to charity

bloomex_corporate-gift-basketsWith Christmas coming in less than a month, many companies and corporations will be looking for gifts and presents for their employees, associates, colleagues and clients. Christmas gifts make for a nice way to make your employees feel valued, or let a client know that you appreciate your business.

As far as corporate presents go, gift baskets are an ideal choice. They feature a variety of different items, so even if you don't know someone's personal preferences intimately, it's virtually guaranteed that the gift will be enjoyed.

This year, there's added incentive to buy Corporate Gift Baskets in Canada from Bloomex. That's because 20% of the purchase price on our Corporate 'Give' Baskets  is donated to a charity or non-profit organization of your choice. From the email that we sent out:
Bloomex will Donate 20% of your total Product purchase to the registered Charity or Non-Profit Organization of YOUR Choice.  A great Client or Employee Holiday Gift that also generates revenue for your favorite charity or NPO.  Now that's a Gift that really GIVES! 

So if you're in the market for Corporate Christmas Gifts in Canada, do some good along the way. Check out our page of Corporate 'Give' Baskets today, and order online or call 1-866-690-8426 for more information.


Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Bloomex Announces Charity GIVE Basket Initative

Calling all charities and

not-for-profits in

Canada!

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With Christmas around the corner, Bloomex -- as Canada's true national florist -- is committed to giving back to local community causes. 

Because of that, we've come up with an idea that can benefit any charitable organization in Canada, big or small. Announcing: our "GIVE" Basket program. Here's the basic idea - we'll send you a template email that you can send out to your membership to engage them. Since people love our gift baskets for holiday gifts, why not engage them for donations on a product they might purchase anyway? 

When your membership purchases a "GIVE" Basket, 20% of the amount will go to YOUR cause. Your members simply enter the name of your organization at checkout under the 'Special Instructions' tab, and it's all set. Bloomex will donate those proceeds to your organization after the holiday campaign has wrapped up.

To get involved, simply give us a call at 1-888-912-5556 and we'll send you a template to engage your membership with. If you have any other questions, drop us a line by email if you prefer. 

We look forward to donating to your cause this holiday season!

Here is the full text of what we're offering to your charitable or not-for-profit organization:




Fundraise this Holiday Season with “GIVE” Baskets from Bloomex!  

A unique idea that allows your membership to contribute to their favorite Charity or Non-Profit Organization... YOU! 

Bloomex will provide you an email template with your Logo and Name that you can email directly to your Membership.  Bloomex will donate 20% of the products purchased directly back to you.   The more “GIVE” Baskets your membership purchases the more money you raise.  This program is open to both individual “Gift” purchases or larger “Corporate” purchases.

Bloomex “GIVE” Baskets offer an ideal Fundraising opportunity at a Great Price. 
    • Best Value - Guaranteed.
    • Guaranteed Coast to Coast Delivery. 
    • Over One Million Served.
    • 20% of total product purchase donated back to you!
Sign up NOW– this is a limited offer. 


Monday, November 25, 2013

PRODUCT OF THE WEEK (Nov. 25 - Dec. 1): Christmas Designer Collection

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We fully understand that the holidays can be a stressful time. That's why we're always looking for ways to make it easier for you.

Our line of Designers' Collection bouquets are always among the more popular products on bloomex.ca. We owe their success to two factors. First, for people who find the amount of choices in terms of bouquets available on Bloomex to be a little overwhelming, the Designers' Collection simplifies everything. The idea is that you put your trust in our very talented floral designers to arrange a bouquet for you, making use of the best and most beautiful flowers of the season.

The second factor in the success of the Designers' Collection is their price. These bouquets are marked at 50% less than a bouquet of comparable size.

With Christmas exactly one month away and the holiday season approaching quickly, our Christmas Designers' Collection bouquets are just one more way that Bloomex aims to de-stress the holidays for you. And with four size options to choose from, there's a bouquet to fit every budget.

Price: $25 - $75
Ideal for: Christmas!

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5 Ideas For Winter Flowers Around the House

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There's a chill in the air throughout much of Canada. The great Canadian myth is that we all embrace the cold weather and get outside for winter activities, and for many of us that's true. But a large group of people will also be spending less time outdoors in the coming months as the cold proves daunting in many places.

If you're more of the "hibernation type," keeping your space beautiful and inviting is crucial to maintaining your energy and happiness. While there's no substitute for the warmth of the sun, here are 5 bouquets that will warm your spirits up regardless of how far below 0 the weather is outside.


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Winter Classic Bouquet
$44.95

Just in time for the holidays, the Winter Classic Bouquet sparkles with the colours of the season. A gorgeous mix of 12 White and 12 Red Carnations, this arrangement will have you feeling festive.





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 Beautiful in Blue Bouquet
$39.95

Ideal for Hanukkah celebrations or any other occasion, this unique bouquet features a lovely assortment of cream roses, Chrysanthemums, Alstroemeria, White Lilies and more.




Sweet Tenderness Bouquet
$34.99
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The Sweet Tenderness bouquet is a gorgeous assortment of many types of flowers, including Pink Alstroemeria, Pink Carnations and Mini Carns, trendy White Waxflower, 2 stems of Daisy Chrysanthemums and assorted greens. It's quite a fragrant bouquet, perfect for bringing the outdoors inside.


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Heavenly Sunsets Bouquet
$44.95

Our Heavenly Sunsets bouquet is a yellow bouquet featuring 10 stems of wonderful Yellow Alstroemeria paired with 6 Yellow Roses for a bright, vibrant look that brings light and colour in to the room.




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100 Blooms of Alstroemeria
$49.99

This arrangement brings an incredible variety of colour in to your living room. Alstroemeria is sometimes known as a Peruvian Lily, and this bouquet is an exquisite display of why these flowers are gaining such popularity in Canada.



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