Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Pumpkin Flower Arrangements

It's almost Halloween! The ghouls and goblins will soon be out roaming the streets,as many of us prepare for this fun and festive event. If you are hosting family or friends, we have a wonderful (and EASY!) way to dress up your home for this weekend. 

Burst of Autumn

Step One: Select your bouquet of choice from the Bloomex Autumn Collection. These bouquets are carefully made by our talented florists, using beautiful flowers such as roses, spider mums, carnations or alstroemeria in rich and vivid autumn colours. These bouquets will provide you with the perfect tones to coordinate with your vase, and come ready-to-use.You can also choose beautiful bouquets in fall colours such as coral roses, red roses (tip: these are perfectly mixed in a Citrus Kissed Bouquet, so check that out too), or red carnations such as seen in the Crimson Delight Bouquet .
Autumn Gerberas
Step Two: Prepare your "vase"—A pumpkin! Cut off the top and clean out your pumpkin as you usually would. Save the lid if you want to use it as part of the flower display. You could also clean a series of smaller pumpkins and create "mini" arrangements instead of one large one. 

Photo from Kelly Heet
Step Three: Add soaked floral foam or water, and arrange your beautiful autumn flowers. Get creative with cute embellishments if you like, such as bats, spider webs, stickers, or a painted "face" for your pumpkin vase.

Photo from

Floral design by Tina Rainville

Pumpkin vase flower arrangements are sure to get noticed by your friends and family, and will have everyone talking! They are the perfect way to dress your home for Halloween or autumn. Enjoy!

Bloomex wishes you all a safe and happy Halloween

Bloomex Supplies Flowers for Autumn Classic International

Bloomex is proud to be Official Florist of Skate Canada and delighted to be providing centrepieces, bouquets, gift baskets and floral arrangements for the major national and international skating competitions across Canada. 

Earlier this month, Bloomex created and sent the flowers for the Skate Canada Autumn Classic International, in Barrie, Ontario. The Autumn Classic is part of the ISU circuit and hosts some of the world's top junior and senior skaters to compete in women's, men's and pairs events. This year's Classic took place at the Allandale Centre and was much enjoyed by fans and skaters alike. 

A very fun part of the job as "Official Florist" is designing and delivering the medallist bouquets for the winners podium! For this event, Bloomex was asked to design a medallist bouquet that incorporated some of the vivid colours we enjoy in Canada during autumn, based on a photo sent by Skate Canada. Our Toronto team rose to the challenge, producing a gorgeous combination of red roses, coral roses, yellow spider mums, statice, hypernicum berries, faux autumn leaves, and other blooms. 

As usual, Canada produced several top skating results. World champions Meagan Duhamel of Lively, Ont., and Eric Radford of Balmertown, Ont., won the gold medal in pairs on Thursday. Marissa Castelli and Mervin Tran of the U.S. took the silver and their compatriots Jessica Pfund and Joshua Santillan were third.


It was a 1-2 Canadian finish in ice dancing with Nicole Orford of Burnaby, B.C. and Asher Hill of Pickering, Ont., a new partnership this season, winning the gold. Andréanne Poulin of Ile-Bizard, Que., and Marc-André Servant of Vaudreuil, Que., surged from fourth after the short dance to take the silver medal. In women’s competition, Roxanne Rhéault of Victoriaville, Que., was fifth. Elizabeth Tursynbayeva of Kazakhstan won the gold.

For the men's singles, Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan captured the gold medal, while Sean Rabbitt of the U.S. won the bronze.

Our very own Nam Nguyen of Toronto took the silver for Canada. 

Congratulations to each and every skater! Your hard work and dedication provide us with some spectacular enjoyment! Read more about the Autumn Classic at Skate Canada.

We hope that all athletes enjoyed their beautiful Bloomex bouquets! 


Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Win FREE Passes to See the Movie "Room"

Bloomex is delighted to provide our customers with the opportunity to attend an advanced screening of the award winning movie Room. This gives YOU a sneak peak at what may become one of the year's best films! 

This movie is based on the best selling and award winning book of the same name by Emma Donoghue. The subject matter is gripping but also undeniably moving and rewarding. 

Both the book and the movie tell the story of Joy Newsome (also known as Ma), a woman who was held captive for years in a garden shed ("Room") along with her five-year-old son, Jack:
To five-year-old-Jack, Room is the world. . . It's where he was born, it's where he
and his Ma eat and sleep and play and learn. At night, his Ma shuts him safely in
the wardrobe, where he is meant to be asleep when Old Nick visits.

Room is home to Jack, but to Ma it's the prison where she has been held for
seven years. Through her fierce love for her son, she has created a life for him in
this eleven-by-eleven-foot space. But with Jack's curiosity building alongside her
own desperation, she knows that Room cannot contain either much longer.

The incredibly moving tale proves that "love knows no boundaries." The film won the People's Choice Award at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. 

The movie stars Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Joan Allen, and William H. Macy, among others. It opens in Toronto on October 23, in Vancouver on October 30 and then in theatres nationwide on November 6. 

Bloomex is delighted to offer you FREE PASSES to the ADVANCED SCREENINGS for this amazing movie! 

Tell us about the person in your life who best supports you, and win yourself a pass (each pass admits two people) to the advanced screening in the city closest to you.

Good luck and enjoy the movie! 

How to enter: 
1. Send us a short note to our Facebook page, or to telling us about the person in your life who most supports you, for your chance to win. 

2. Winning entries will be selected by a panel of Bloomex employees, for each of the major cities hosting advanced screenings. Minimum of 7 passes available for each city, with 15 available in Toronto.

3. Advanced screenings to be held as follows: 
Toronto October 19, Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Ottawa, and Halifax, October 28. 

 4. All entries must be received by Monday October 19, 12 Noon EST.

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Bloomex Supports Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Ontario Region

Bloomex is delighted to support the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation- Ontario Region and their vision of a future without breast cancer by creating a special Pink Ribbon Collection. The collection consists of four bouquets of varied pink flowers: Shades of Pink Ribbon, Lilies for Hope, Flower Fairy, and Fresh Lilies. Fifteen percent of the sale of each bouquet will go directly to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation- Ontario Region with a minimum commitment of $1,500. Bloomex is hoping that with public support the company can provide a significant contribution toward helping those with breast cancer.  
Fresh Lilies Bouquet
Help us raise valuable funds throughout October, with your purchase of a beautiful pink bouquet from the Bloomex Pink Ribbon Collection. 

Shades of Pink Ribbon Bouquet

Funds raised from the Pink Ribbon Collection will allow Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation - Ontario Region to continue to fund the most promising breast cancer research, health education and advocacy initiatives that are changing the landscape of what is known and understood about breast cancer, improving how breast cancer is prevented, detected, and treated, and how those who have experienced breast cancer can live healthier and longer lives.

Lilies for Hope Bouquet

Flower Fairy Bouquet

About Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation is the leading community-driven organization in Canada dedicated to creating a future without breast cancer. 

Our investments in innovative and relevant research and education have led to progress in breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care. Since 1986, the Foundation has been at the forefront of a nationwide movement supporting and advocating for the breast cancer community. Join them and learn more at

Monday, October 05, 2015

Thanksgiving Flowers and Centrepieces

It's officially autumn! In most of Canada, there is nip in the air and the tree leaves are starting to display their vivid colours. Thanksgiving is almost here, with many of us looking forward to sharing our holiday table, a delicious turkey with all the trimmings, and warm memories of home with family and friends.

We've gathered a few gorgeous ways to decorate your home, mantle or table this Thanksgiving. These beautiful flowers and centrepieces are fresh, bursting with seasonal colours, budget-friendly, and make your holiday decorating fast and easy. Order now to avoid disappointment! These are always popular choices. For even more options visit the Thanksgiving Collection at the Bloomex website.

Happy Thanksgiving to all! 

Burst of Autumn Bouquet 

Bring a bright contemporary touch to this glorious season with a chic fall bouquet. Subtly sensational, it's a great gift for faraway friends

Autumn Gerberas 

The warmth of the season radiates from this exuberant floral arrangement, featuring glorious gerberas in every color under the autumn sun. The perfect accessory for Thanksgiving.

This beautiful fall arrangement makes it easy to harvest all of the happiness and warmth of the season and send it to someone special or use it to beautify your own holiday table.


Here's a golden opportunity to make someone's day. Just send this delightful basket of fresh fall flowers to someone who's on your mind and you can be sure it will lift their spirits! Sunny sunflowers and Asiatic lilies, deep red roses, gold and burgundy chrysanthemums, solidaster, are splendidly arranged in a wicker basket. Send it and you'll be golden, too. Approximately 14" W x 10" H.


This delightful centrepiece is bursting with vibrant yellows. Included in this energetic arrangement are 2 white candles, 4 large striking gerberas, 6 plump elegant roses, 6 snapdragons, 4 graceful lilies, 5 chrysanthemums complimented by fresh greens and beautiful container with special floral foam to keep flowers fresh for at least a week. Measures approximately 16"H by 16"L. 

The spirit of early pioneers comes alive in this charming bouquet of bountiful Autumn colours. The perfect accessory for your Thanksgiving celebrations. A stunning gift for this glorious season!