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Forget-Me-Not Floral Subscription Nov 16, 2019 »

Petals n Buds understand the panic of forgetting an important occasion. It is not un-often someone comes to us with an on-the-spot gift request because their anniversary is that day or they missed an important occasion.

Now through our Forget-Me-Not subscription service, your flowers and gift are set to automatically arrive. This is good for you when it comes to anniversaries and birthdays that you want to be assured you will not miss. We suggest your flowers be delivered to your place of…

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DESIGN CLASSES Nov 09, 2019 »


PARTICIPATE IN A FUN DAYTIME OR EVENING EVENT WITH TRAINED FLORISTS AND DEMONSTRATORS WHO CAN SHOW YOU HOW TO PULL OFF THE MOST FANTASTIC OF FLORAL DECOR FOR YOUR DINNER PARTIES AND SPECIAL EVENTS. LEARN HOW TO FLOAT YOUR FLOWERS, PIMP UP YOUR PROSECCO BOTTLES, DESIGN A TABLE-SCAPE AND COMBINE NATURAL ELEMENTS WITH FLOWERS TO CREATE AN INTRICATE PERSONAL FLOWER DESIGN. WE CAN TEACH YOU TRICKS OF OUR TRADE THAT WILL MEAN YOU WILL HAVE THAT ADDED SPECIAL WOW FACTOR.

For each workshop, we…

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Sunflowers: July 23 - August 21 Aug 02, 2019 »

Horoscope mythology, called Zodiac, was born of the idea that the paths of the planets corresponding to the band of stars about eight arc degrees above and below the ecliptic controlled the personality of babies born at specific times during this celestial cycle. Sound confusing? This is Grecian belief originating with the Babylonians became prominent during the Roman Empire.

Although the ecliptic coordinate system is the foundation of the zodiac, modern people recognize only the twelve…

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The Ins-and-Outs of Rhododendron Jul 15, 2019 »

A woody tree that bursts with beautiful blooms in trusses and grows beautifully in moderate and moist climates. Our Vancouver Island Westshore climate is a hub for such natural growing beauty. Rhododendron are excellent garden variety shrubs although their blooms are not conducive to surviving off the tree. The woody stems starve for their roots and dry up quickly off their trunk. That is not to say the blooms cannot be enjoyed o the table however in this condition they will stay plush for less…

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Making Cut Hydrangea Last Longer Jun 22, 2019 »

Hydrangea Care

At Petals n Buds, we cut the hydrangea just above the knot at a 90 degree angle under water and treat them in a hydrating liquid before arranging. If you find your hydrangea are looking flimsy try one of the methods below to rehydrate them. Its important that you use these methods as soon as you notice any dehydration as there is a point to which the interior cells of the plant become so dry, they are unable to take up water and unable to be replenished. We want you to enjoy your…

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