Thursday, June 25, 2015

Best Canada Day Gifts and Flowers

We are in countdown to Canada Day! Bloomex is very proud to be Canada's largest florist, serving Canadians for over ten years and with over a million customers served. We love Canada and our national holiday is certainly a good time to celebrate. 

This year marks the 148th anniversary of the day that Canada became a nation, when Upper Canada, Lower Canada, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia united to become one dominion. Prior to 1982, this celebratory day was called "Dominion Day" and only became Canada Day thanks to an act of Parliament declaring it such. 

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Today we often celebrate with picnics, parties, BBQs and fireworks.  It's a family event that unites all Canadians young and old, coast to coast.

If you are hosting a Canada Day event this year, whether it is a supper at the cottage or a picnic in a park, it's always a lovely idea to add some fresh flowers to your decorating. A few gourmet treats are always welcome too!

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To help get the party going this July 1, Bloomex provides delicious homemade cookies and gourmet cakes, baked fresh in assorted yummy varieties, that you can order up or send to a loved one for their celebration. 

What is more Canadian than fresh Atlantic lobster? Send a real treat to someone across the country, or order for yourself. Bloomex lobster is fresh caught, flash frozen, and shipped directly from our Halifax facility. This lets you enjoy a delicious gourmet feast this year, at the best prices around! We have lobster in various size orders, from one to twenty.  

We've included a few of our best red and white bouquets for you here, with more choices at And remember, we can always create a custom bouquet, just for you! However you choose to honour our national holiday, we wish you a happy and healthy event. Check the website for even more great gifts and flowers.

Happy Canada Day to all!   

Always & Forever Bouquet is a gorgeous "Canada Day" choice featuring fresh red roses and beautiful white lilies, perfect to dress your table this year.

Crimson Delight is sure to add that pop of "Canada red" to set off your picnic or BBQ with style. 

The Bestseller Bouquet is one of our most popular choices all year, and is especially perfect for Canada Day! 

Friday, June 12, 2015

Bloomex Provides Roses for Global Morning Show

Bloomex Canada was proud to be asked, and pleased to provide, the prize for a recent contest held on Global TV's The Morning Show.

Movie and stage actress Blythe Danner provided an interview to Global TV recently to help promote her amazing new movie. Danner stars in I'll See You in My Dreams, alongside such veteran stars as Rhea Perlman, Sam Elliott and Martin Starr. 

Danner spoke with familiar Global News personality Liza Fromer about the movie and the experience of making it. Danner discussed how it was to work with her co-stars, and has shared how her movie character parallels her own experience of widowhood following the loss of her husband Bruce Paltrow (father of actress Gwyneth) almost thirteen years ago. 

The movie is garnering some award buzz and very positive reviews for Danner's shining performance as Carol and for its sensitive and endearing treatment of aging, love and loss. Read a review to learn more about this lovely film and how Danner "knocks it out of the park." 

During the interview, The Morning Show ran a contest for "free roses for a year" and Bloomex was asked if we could possibly provide the prize. We were happy to help! Congratulations to winner Trish H. of Ottawa She will now enjoy a dozen beautiful, plump, long-stemmed roses every month for a whole year!

Bloomex also gave away some free movie passes as part of a fun contest for Bloomex customers. Read the contest blog to find out more. If you haven't seen the movie yet, put it on your list and check out this wonderful story.

Watch the full interview clip and enjoy this lovely visit with Blythe Danner, as well as the contest information!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Father's Day Photo Contest

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It's almost Father's Day—that special day of the year set aside to take a moment and tell Dad you love and appreciate him.  After all he does for you, often quietly and without thanks, it's time for us to treat this special man to a thoughtful gift or two.

At Bloomex we are happy to provide you with an array of great gift ideas for Dad, including some amazing new gift baskets designed just for him, with easy delivery coast to coast. Be sure to enter our photo contest for your chance to send Dad a special surprise this year!


Win Dad an awesome new Car Wash Bucket IV, full of everything he needs to make his car shine. Bucket includes items such as Armor All Protectant, Deluxe Hose Nozzle, Microfibre Wash and Scrub Sponge, Air Freshener, Tire Protectent, Upholstery Cleaner, Window Cleaner, Engine Degreaser, Tire Pressure Gauge, Carpet & Fabric Refresher. To top it off we include one Tall Boy of Beer and full sized Card all in a plastic wash bucket! This makes a creative gift for Father’s Day!

Alternate prize is the superb BBQ Gift Basket IV, sure to get Dad all "fired up" with an array of items for masterful grilling, such as savoury spices, Diana Marinade Spicy Southwest Chipotle Sauce, seasoning, skewers, fork, spatula, corn holders, tongs, napkings, grill scourer, basting brush and more...along with a Tall Boy (710ml) of Beer and a full sized card. Dad will love this way more than another boring tie or shirt!



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Send us a DAD PHOTO, any funny or touching photo of a Dad doing Dad-like things, and you could WIN a Car Wash IV Gift Bucket, OR a BBQ IV Gift Basket! 

Photos must be received by TUESDAY JUNE 16, 12 noon EST. 


Two winners will be selected (one winner for each prize). Top two photos will be selected by a panel of Bloomex employees. Winners will be randomly assigned either prize. Delivery of gift baskets to take place on Friday June 19. Please note that by sending your photo you agree that we can share it on the Bloomex blog, Twitter account, and/or Facebook page. Contest open to residents of Canada. 

Good luck, and Happy Father's Day! 

(And be sure to check the Blog for even more Father's Day gift ideas!)

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Best Father's Day Gift Ideas

Let's not forget Dad this Father's Day! He may be the quiet one who says he doesn't care about gifts, but that doesn't mean we should overlook him on this special day. Dads are sometimes hard to buy for, but choose something just for him and you are sure to put a big smile on his face. 

Bloomex wants to help make things easy by putting together some awesome ideas for Dad that are sure to please at every price range. 

You can also check out some "man-friendly" flowers to let Dad know you are thinking of him...there is no reason Dad's can't enjoy some beautiful blue and white flowers, a thoughtful card, or a growing green plant.

Here are a few of our top gift choices for Dad, but be sure to check out all the Father's Day gift ideas at the Bloomex site! 

Who says guys don't enjoy a bit of pampering too? Treat Dad to this manly gift basket full of products to keep him looking and feeling great. 


Yum! Dad will love these delectable homemade gourmet cookies, baked fresh daily with no preservatives. Available in four delicious varieties! 

Save yourself the baking, or treat Dad if you are not there in person, with a delicious homemade gourmet cake to celebrate his special day. A decadent treat baked just for him! Available in five scrumptious flavours!

Choose from a variety of gift baskets specially selected for the coffee lover. Dad will love this array of gourmet treats with a variety of coffees to sample and savour.

Yes, Bloomex provides delectable, top-quality lobster! All lobster is freshly caught off the Canadian Atlantic, expertly cooked in the shell, flash frozen and delivered directly from our Halifax facility right to Dad's doorstep. Provide him with a gourmet feast he will love, at a price you can hardly believe! 

Bloomex provides you with a fantastic selection of gift baskets featuring an array of gourmet cheeses, snacks, crackers, and seafood that are sure to make Dad super happy this Father's Day! 


The perfect "Man's basket!" This basket is a perfect assembly of beer, nuts, candy and snacks that is the perfect choice to send Dad this year. 

Can't narrow down your choice of gift basket? Go for variety! The best value in town, check out all the Bloomex Gourmet Collection gift baskets with a generous assortment of gourmet snacks for Dad. Best of all, these Gourmet baskets are all at half price.

Happy Father's Day from Bloomex Canada! 

Monday, June 01, 2015

Top Five Most Loved Flowers: Gerberas

Rainbow Gerbera Bouquet
One of the top five most popular flowers in the world is the gorgeous Gerbera. Gerbera  is a genus of plants in the daisy family, named for German botanist Traugott Gerber.

Gerber Brights

Gerbera daisies enjoy the heat and are native to tropical regions in South America, Africa, and Asia. Gerberas are sometimes referred to as the “African Daisy.”  
Arrangements that feature lovely gerberas always have high impact and are especially wonderful choices for get well, congratulations, thank you, house warming, new baby, or other cheerful occasions.


Wondrous Wishes
Pink & Lilac Extravaganza

These species of daisy have a large flower head with striking two-lipped florets that come in vivid colours of yellow, orange, white, pink or red. The same flower can many contain variations of colour in  its petals. The flower head (capitulum) is actually composed of hundreds of tiny flowers and can range from small (such as the “Harley” variety) to up to 12 cm (such as in “Golden Serena”).


Autumn Gerberas

Gerbera daisies are extremely popular. They are cheerful, vivid, and hearty, conveying enthusiasm and good wishes. They are used internationally as a decorative plant in the garden as well as for cut flower bouquets and arrangements.  In the garden, Gerbera daisies are perennial and are very attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds, but luckily, not to deer.

Gerberas are the fifth most used cut flower in the world. (Roses, carnations, chyrsanthemums, and tulips rank above it in the top five!)

There are many, many bouquets and flower arrangements featuring gerberas that are available at Bloomex for you to enjoy—be sure to check them all out and find your own favourite gerbera bouquet to send!