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Norfolk Island Pine

The Holidays can be such a nostalgic time, bringing us back to when we were little when the magic of Christmas was first instilled in us. Keep that joy close to your heart and alive in your home with a beautiful houseplant Christmas tree- a Norfolk Island Pine! Native...

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Poinsettias

The Holiday Season has officially arrived, and the greenhouses are filled with shades of red, white, and pink. We always love this time of year as the Poinsettias have been growing since August over at Rudy's farm -Anna & Henry's son and they're ready to be shared...

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Fresh Winter Greens

It’s that time of year, where we all want to bring the green beauty of the outdoors, in! Deck your house with all things fresh this Holiday season- choose from a variety of Ontario, British Columbia and Specialty Winter Greens! Adding these aromatic beauties to your...

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DIY Essential Oil Tree Spray

With the weather growing colder with every passing day, it’s just about time to get into the Holiday spirit! There's something nostalgic about the twinkling colours of lights illuminating your neighbourhood, a fluffy snowfall lightly covering the frozen ground, and a...

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Flowering Kale

Now that the weather has turned, we all long to see a pop of colour in our gardens or at our door. Grown for their looks, not their flavour - both Ornamental Cabbage and Flowering Kale are the perfect annual for your Fall and Winter garden! Known to grow approximately...

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Rubber Plant

Stay ahead of interior design trends with the perfect statement house plant, Ficus Elastica also referred to as the Rubber plant. This easy to care for indoor tree is known for its burgundy-coloured leaves and crimson new leaf casings. When it comes to caring for your...

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ZZ Plant

So maybe you haven’t had much luck with houseplants in the past, but you have that perfect corner in your home that could use a pop of green! We would like to introduce you to Zamioculcas zamiifolia, better known as the ZZ Plant! This modern houseplant is one of the...

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Calathea Concinna

Admired for their intricately patterned and deep-hued foliage, Calathea Concinna is a tropical houseplant that can add a modern flair to any space. Also referred to as the Zebra plant, this living art form is easy to care for and requires little attention - all while...

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Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is the perfect indoor house plant to add bold texture and a pop of colour to any space. Known to be cultivated for its medicinal attributes, you may spot Aloe as an ingredient in food/beverages, skin lotions/ointments, as well as in cosmetics. Characterized...

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Croton

Crotons are a stunning tropical plant that boasts personality and begs for attention. Native to India and Malaysia they're recognized by their boldly colourful foliage. They make a great "filler" in planters and garden beds and are the perfect pop of colour to...

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Chrysanthemum

Just as you think the final colours of Summer are fading away, Chrysanthemums come bursting in bloom with vibrant Autumn tones! Chrysanthemums or more commonly known as "Mums" are a classic sign of the change of season, as the weather starts to cool and the plants...

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LiveTrends

Add a touch of natural flair to your interiors with the help of the trendiest plant’s around. LiveTrends are a low maintenance yet stylish line of houseplants that combine living elements with stunning decor. With several different vessels ranging from copper,...

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Perennial Hibiscus

If you’re looking to maintain a tropical Summer look in your garden as we transition to Fall, then look no further than the Perennial (Hardy) Hibiscus. These giant, plate-sized blooms are a great addition to attract butterflies and hummingbirds to your garden oasis....

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Curcuma

Curcuma plants are among the most stunning yet rare flowers you can grow in your home or garden! The Curcuma plant has a gorgeous display of bright foliage with a long-lasting cone-shaped flower. Native to Malaysia, the Curcuma is in the ginger family and is commonly...

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Top 5 Air Purifying Houseplants

We’re all familiar with that relaxing deep breath of fresh air you take when first walking into your home after a long day. Here at Anna’s, we believe in taking small steps to help improve the little things, and today we’re focusing on fresh air with the help of...

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Cacti

No “green thumb”? No problem! Cacti are extremely low maintenance dessert plants that are gaining rapid popularity as modern houseplants. These easy-care plants are widely admired among homeowners with busy schedules as they require little attention and are very...

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Flower Carpet Rose

Roses are among the most admired and sought-after flowers you can grow in your yard. The Flower Carpet Rose is a new generation of rose bush that is not only beautiful but also extremely easy to care for and maintain. The sophisticated, ground-covering perennial will...

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Customize Your Cocktail

One of the best things about Summer is being outside, getting together with family and friends, and catching up over delicious food and drinks.  There’s something about the sounds of clinking glasses and shared laughter that is truly magical.  Here at Anna’s, family...

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Yellow Elder

The vibrant, trumpet-like flower of the Yellow Elder makes this tree a wonderful tropical addition to any annual garden. With its non-stop supply of bright yellow flowers, the Yellow Elder is commonly placed on front porches and planters as a showy display of...

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Bloomerang Lilac

There is something to say about the sweet smell of lilac carried by a light Summer breeze. This is where Bloomerang Lilac stands above the rest, not only does it smell amazing but, unlike regular lilacs, it produces gorgeous blooms for months, instead of mere weeks....

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40 Uses For Skinny Coconut Oil

There is no denying that our friends at Skinny & Co. know coconut oil!  Their coconut oil is the only 100% raw, sustainably sourced, small batch, chemical free, preservative free, never heated and hand-crafted coconut oil in the world! (pretty impressive huh?) ...

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Celosia Dragon’s Breath

Celosia Dragon’s Breath can add some vibrant colour, and gorgeous texture to beds, borders and containers alike.  The best part, it is so easy to grow! This sun-loving annual is perfect for those who prefer a low-maintenance approach to gardening but do not wish to...

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Orchid

Orchids are among the most stylish and sophisticated plants you can grow in your home or office. They make fantastic houseplants, and their blooms can last for months. Orchids also make a wonderful gift for family members and/or friends.  Most Orchids have attractive...

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Did Someone Say Garden Sale?!

Peak garden season has come and gone. Thank you to everyone who chose to shop with us this season!  Although it gets a little crazy around here this time of year, we must admit, it’s one of our favourites!  We find so much joy in helping others plan their gardens, as...

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Canna Lily

Add bold colour and drama to flower beds or containers with Canna Lilies. These easy-care tropical bulbs are prized for their super-sized leaves in bright green, bronze, black, or variegated.  Even more spectacular are their showy stalks of yellow, red, orange, pink...

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Perennial Hydrangea

Loved and admired by gardeners far and wide, Perennial Hydrangea offers beautiful blooms all Summer long!  These big bloomers come in many different shapes and sizes, and their care can vary slightly from one variety to the next.  That being said, the general care...

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Dipladenia

This tropical vine is an Anna’s favourite as it provides beautiful Summer colour.  Dipladenia bears a steady supply of bright red, pink or white trumpet-shaped flowers well into Autumn.  Because Dipladenia blooms so profusely it is an excellent source of colour on...

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Essential Oil Spotlight: Easy Air

With Allergy season in full force, we thought we’d tell you about one of our favourite essential oils: DoTerra Easy Air!  Easy Air is a blend of essential oils that helps to ease breathing and sinus congestion symptoms associated with colds and allergies, naturally. ...

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Sunfinity Sunflower

Traditional sunflowers typically have only one stem, a single flower head, and blooms lasting for only 7–10 days.  Sunfinity Sunflower was cultivated to have many stems with a multitude of blooms and season-long performance, making it truly unique and different from...

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Mandevilla

Bold and showy, Mandevilla is known to add some drama to landscapes and container gardens. This tropical vine bears a nonstop supply of large, trumpet-shaped blooms in beautiful shades of red, pink, and white.  Mandevilla can also make a lovely addition to garden beds...

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It’s Asparagus Season!

There are so many things we love about this time of year! The warmer weather, longer and sunnier days, all things garden, and of course fresh, local produce!  When it comes to fresh fruits and vegetables, you cannot beat the taste and quality that comes with buying...

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Tropical Hibiscus

If you’re looking to create your own tropical oasis, then look no further than Tropical Hibiscus! These sun-loving plants make a great addition to pots, planters and garden beds.  Topical Hibiscus looks particularly at home by pools and paired with other tropical...

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Patio Pots

A quick and low maintenance way to increase your overall curb appeal is by adding some patio pots to your landscape.  Here at Anna’s we craft and create thousands of seasonal patio pots every year.  With Spring in full swing and Summer not too far behind our talented...

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Patio Planters Made Easy!

Garden season 2018 is in full swing here at Anna’s Flowers!  The garden centre has seen thousands of guests, and we couldn’t be more excited!  Now that the beautiful weather is here to stay we all seem to have one thing on our minds, and that’s enhancing our curb...

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Tropical Palm

Tropical Palms are perfect for adding some tropical flair to your home and/or garden.  In our climate, Tropical Palms are generally kept as houseplants but can also be used outdoors in the late Spring and Summer months. While there is a wide variety of Tropical Palms...

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Herbs

Who doesn’t love fresh herbs?  Herbs smell amazing, boost flavour and offer a number of amazing health benefits!  In fact, they are known to possess better grade vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and essential oils than dried herbs when ingested. Herbs can also be quite...

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3 “Annual” Fan Favourites

Those of you who have visited our greenhouses know that there is no shortage of plants around here!  Each year we house over 10,000 individual plant varieties and witness over 200,000 plants passing through our doors.  With stats like that, it’s hard to pick...

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Martha Washington Geranium

Perfect for early Spring, Martha Washington Geraniums require cooler weather to bloom.  Sometimes referred to as “Regal Geraniums” these beauties feature richly coloured blooms and ruffled looking leaves. Most commonly appearing in colours such as; lavender, pink,...

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Ranunculus

The bright, peony-like flowers of Ranunculus make a delightful addition to early-Spring flower borders, containers, or bouquets. These cool-weather bulbs are treated as annuals in our climate, but in select regions with cool, mild winters, they can act as perennials....

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Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day Friends! Although this is a very worthy day, we should be mindful of our big, beautiful Earth every day!  As citizens, it is our responsibility to advocate for our planet and lead by example.  We admit, it does get pretty overwhelming at times and...

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Forsythia

These early bloomers are among the first plants of Spring to burst with colour.  With their vibrant yellow flowers, this perennial shrub can add some major curb appeal to your home and garden. While fairly low maintenance and easy to maintain there are a few things...

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Hellebore

Just when you think Winter is never going to end, the spirit-lifting flowers of Hellebore burst into bloom. This fantastic, easy-care perennial develops lovely buttercup-shaped flowers in shades of white, cream, green, pink, red and bi-color. Hellebore, occasionally...

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Na-cho Average Queso!

If you’ve had the chance to come by the store recently, you would have noticed that over the Winter we expanded our food and beverage section.  Heck, we even built out a section dedicated purely to all things thirst-quenching and snackable! While attending our Winter...

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Ficus Lyrata

Most commonly called "Fiddle Leaf Fig".  This houseplant is becoming increasingly popular and for good reason!  These easy to grow plants offer up some beautiful texture with their oversized, waxy leaves.  They can grow to be quite impressive or pruned back if space...

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Pansy

Who can resist the charming faces of pansy? These happy-go-lucky flowers almost seem to smile as you walk by. Pansies come in a myriad of colours and patterns that look their best in the Spring or Fall when the weather is cool. In fact, in milder climates, pansies...

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Ready, Set, Seed!

Spring is officially here, which means garden season is well on its way!  Here at Anna’s, it’s no secret we love flexing our green thumbs and getting our hands a little dirty.  Early Spring is when it all begins, so we figured we'd discuss some of the key things to...

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Easter Lily

With their large, white, trumpet-shaped flowers, Easter Lilies bloom in a way that announces the coming of Spring.  These beautiful and fragrant flowers are best known for their association with the Easter holiday.  In our climate Easter Lilies are most commonly...

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Hydrangea

There's something almost magical about a hydrangea in full bloom, with its lush, full, pillow-like look. Who can resist their beautiful pops of colour and the promise that Spring is on the way!? Hydrangeas grow best in a spot that is sunny in the morning but has some...

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Let's welcome Spring, together, with some creative DIY!

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Thank you to everyone who joined us for a workshop this year!

We find so much joy in passing on our knowledge and witnessing so much natural creativity. Please check back in the Spring for our next workshop series, and in the meantime happy crafting!

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