A History of Prom Boutonnieres and Corsages

Prom is just around the corner, and with that is the pressure to choose your corsage or boutonnieres. There’s no shortage of options when it comes to choosing the colour and size of your flower adornment, and Karen’s Flower Shop carries plenty of styles, from classic to modern to simple and elegant. The act of…

What Are the Best Plants to Put in My Terrarium?

While terrariums reached the peak of popularity in the Victorian times, they have recently reappeared in modern households with as much enthusiasm. With the ability to produce diverse and complex ecosystems in beautiful containers, it’s no wonder people—from green thumbs to black thumbs—are using terrariums as a way to express their creativity and love of…

How to Wake Your Garden from Its Long Winter Nap

Spring can take forever to get into full swing. The last of the winter’s snow might take months to melt from your garden, long after you’re ready to start planting. We feel your impatience! We just can’t wait to see the spring blooms in action after these long, cold months. If you’re feeling impatient to…

Must-Have Flowers for Your Winter Wedding

When planned accordingly, winter weddings can be magical and fairy-tale-like experiences. They simply require a shift in one’s mindset. While you may not be able to celebrate your nuptials under the warm summer sun, you can utilize the spectacular winter landscape as a beautiful and unique backdrop to your wedding photos while the cold air…

How to Make Your Own Holiday Wreath

Several parts of Ontario are already experiencing their first snow of the season, which is often such a welcoming site at this time of year since it reminds us so keenly of the upcoming holidays. Freshly fallen snow on pungent evergreens can give us an instant feeling of warmth and holiday cheer. Take advantage of…

Preparing Your Garden for a Long Winter’s Sleep

October is the right time to start thinking about putting your beloved garden to bed. You might have noticed that the last of your flowers are beginning to droop and fall off, and your leaves are turning brown. This isn’t a sign of neglect. It means that the fall sun has stimulated a biological process…

Autumn Flowers and Plants We Know You’ll Love

Summer may be over, but that doesn’t mean your garden automatically begins to expire. Sure, some of your earlier blooms will start to slow down (if they haven’t already), and your annuals might be reaching the end of their life, but there are still plenty of varieties that not only survive but thrive during colder…

The Perfect Indoor Plants for People with Black Thumbs

Despite your fondness for flowers and greenery, you may not be the greatest plant caretaker. Taking care of a garden isn’t an inherent aptitude, but a skill that can be learned over time. And, just like any skill, practice is precisely what you need to get better. To practice your skills of taking care of…

How to Decorate for a Dinner Party

Whether you’re having a few friends over and want to make the occasion extra special by adding a few decorative elements, or you’re celebrating an event in your home and are presenting your guests with a delicious multi-course dinner, you’ll want to make sure your home looks its best. Flowers are one of the best…

July Wedding Trends

If you’re tying the knot this summer or helping to decorate for a friend or loved one’s wedding, there are a few July wedding trends you may want to keep in mind. July offers a myriad of bright and beautiful flowers that thrive in summer. Purchasing the décor you need at Karen’s Flower Shop allows…