But the flowers are still delightful!
It is officially winter, and Rideau Florist is still open for business. Of course, we try our best to bring you your beautiful roses, festive lilies, Christmas-scented pine, and any other of our wonderful products that you may have kindly purchased, but winter in Ottawa means several things.
Winter in Ottawa is full of festive Christmas spirit. The streets are decorated with heartwarming lights, the malls are wrapped in red bows, and Christmas trees await around every corner. Although we are a bit short on decorations in our store, rest assured that we’re getting in on the re-decorating fun with our website. We changed up all of our banners especially to suit your exuberant Christmas spirit.
Winter in Ottawa – world’s coldest capital – also means some of the worst weather in Canada. That forced us to issue a weather warning for the season. What does this mean? If you look outside your window and can’t tell where the ground ends and the sky begins from the amount of snow falling from the cloud, Rideau Florists asks you to be patient with our valued delivery drivers. If the weather conditions are extreme, the men behind the wheel may not make it in your desired time frame. We would like to apologize in advance if that does occur.
Still, Christmas is in the air despite the weather. From all of the staff from Rideau Florist, we would like to wish Happy Holidays to you and your close ones. May you have a merry and safe Holiday season, and may all of your wishes come true.
Jane and the staff at Rideau Florist
Hello once again from Rideau Florist,
Today we are once again welcoming brand new Holiday additions to our lovely website – Gift Baskets! With Christmas around the corner, we figured you might need something extra with your flowers, and here it is – Christmas shopping made easy. This way you don’t have to stand in long lines at the mall, or get pushed around in crowded stores. We even deliver the gifts for you – for free if you order online. How easy is that!
As usual, our products keep up with our service. All of the Holiday baskets offered are of the highest, most luxurious quality. For the women on your list, order our spa baskets – they include body butters, scrubs, gels and creams. For complete descriptions of what goodies our baskets are overflowing with refer to the descriptions. For the gentlemen, parents, teenagers, and anyone else you can think of there’s our favorite edible baskets, that include anything from coffee, to nuts, candies, and chocolate. Again, the complete descriptions will be on the product page.
Below are all of the baskets we have to offer during this holiday season. Click on the image to view the product and start shopping!
Bon Appetit Gift Basket – $69.95
Sweet Snack Gift Basket – $49.95
Cherry Blossom Body Basket - $64.95
Sweet Revelations Holiday Basket – $59.95
Turquoise Indulgence Body Basket - $74.95
Celebration Basket - $89.95
All of the leaves have fallen off the trees, and Rideau Florist Ottawa welcomes the winter with a brand-new flower collection. Along with the beautiful classics like white lilies and red roses, and best sellers there are a few brand new additions.
Celebration of the Season
White Pine Bouquet
Colors of Christmas
In addition to these great and gorgeous arrangements, we will be announcing limited-time winter and Christmas specials to make sure your holiday shopping this year is affordanble and effortless.
Keep tuned into Rideau Florist Ottawa for great deals, new producs, and special offers which will make your holiday season even more festive!
The summer is slowly coming to an end, and we’re glad to say we survived it. As the fall creeps in, we are announcing deals and specials that will get you ready and inspired for the new school year. Our specials are starting with sunflowers – Fall’s favourite.
Click here to view our sunflower specials, starting with $39.95 with Free Standard Delivery (for online orders).
But watch out for more deals and our Autumn flowers collection to be posted soon! It promises to be full of bright yellows, bold oranges and passionate reds. We will also introduce some breathtaking centerpieces for the Thanksgiving season with orchids, fall leaves, candles and other simple yet elegant ingredients.
As for now, consider sending flowers to your loved ones going off to school, or ordering some for yourself to replace the ones that are not blooming in your garden anymore. After all, some psychology experts believe that looking at something alive, colorful, and beautiful lifts your mood, gets your blood pumping and prepares you for the oncoming day.
This was a friendly reminder from Rideau Florist to make someone smile with the tremendous power of high-quality and breathtaking flowers, and to keep watching for anything else we might have up our sleeve.
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Today I decided to educate you on Rideau Florist’s Designer’s Choice Arrangements, give you some examples and tell you the best way to order one.
Designer’s choice is an easy way out if you have no idea what to order. All you have to do is select your budget and let the florist work her magic. Here are some of the things she previously conjured up:
Rideau Florist’s Designer’s choice also works for special requests. If you want something specific that we don’t offer on our website, designer’s choice is your best friend. Again, pick your budget and write any special requests into the comment box at checkout (it’s right below the card message when you write the delivery address).
Of course, we still offer free Standard Delivery on all orders placed online. It pays off to give the florist some creative freedom!
Yes, Rideau Florist does prom flowers. We do wristlet corsages, pin-on corsages and boutonnieres. Before I go on, let me wow you with some pictures.
Most corsages can be made pin-on, or wristlet. A change of color is also possible. These are just examples, we can make anything to suit your taste, color, or flower preferences. We also have a neat rhinestone bracelet we can use for wristlet corsages instead of the usual silver elastic (see picture 1 row 2).
Available in a variety of colors and styles, our boutonnieres are both beautiful and affordable. Examples below can be altered to suit your personal needs.
Like what you see? Our prices start from $15. Best way to take advantage of customized arrangements is to call 613 288 93 15. Like something you see above? Click HERE to view our PROM section.
Mixed in with the sweet smell of roses in the air is the sweet smell of victory. This victory was brought on to us by a shiny new certificate on the Rideau Florist’s wall which proudly states “BBB accredited”. For those of you who will walk into the shop and stare at the beautiful document wondering what it all means, I will explain what BBB is.
Better Business Bureau (or BBB) gathers information from all businesses, reporting it back to consumers to make sure that the latter get the best service possible. The ratings will bring you back to your High School days – they go from A+ to F, and take into account many things. For example, a younger business like us has an A- because we haven’t been open for long. Other things BBB considers are complaints and their resolutions – how fast a issue was resolved and whether it was resolved well (if at all).
Now, what does it mean to be accredited?
If a business has been accredited by the BBB, it means the BBB has determined that the business meets accreditation standards which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints.
To sum it all up, because we are now BBB accredited, you know that you get a higher standard of service, customer service and products. Although that has always been Rideau Florist’s promise, it now comes with a reliable certificate you can rely on.
Questions? Comments? Leave them below, write into email@example.com or call 613 288 9315.
Every morning I follow the same old routine of peeling my eyes open and rushing to get ready (at a snail’s pace), but today I was in for a rude awakening. When I tuned into my favorite radio station in the car, the awakening came. “Today, a record high temperature of 35 degrees”. The day before was +32C and everyone in the office felt like we were melting, not to mention the flowers.
Before you start panicking and cancelling your flower orders, rest assured that we take good care of them and feast your eyes on our personal Flower Mobile – one of our delivery vehicles.
Although not all of our cars have the fancy designs, they all have the AC blasting to make sure that not only our driver stays cool, but your flowers arrive as fresh as ever. And although it’s just as hot in the store as it is outside, the flowers are safe here too. They are kept in the fridge until they are ready to face the recipient – we treat them better than we treat ourselves.
We are dressed up in very informal gear so don’t get surprised if you come into the shop and see us in shorts. After the first 30+ degree day, we eagerly discovered the wonders of usedottawa.com, and got really crafty with installing a (very weak) air conditioner.
Until the heat wave passes, we are taking extra care to make sure your flowers don’t go tanning and turn brown, so enjoy the weather while it lasts and leave everything in our hands.
Today, Rideau Florist Ottawa will tell you about the meaning of the graceful, classic and endlessly beautiful orchid.
Orchids are a long-lasting and elegant type of flower. Their graceful beauty demands attention, and their reputation gives off a sense of refinement and innocence. There are thousands of orchid varieties and colors which can help you express your message, like happy Mother’s Day. (You can get 20% off your Mother’s Day order if you place it this week. Discount code: MD2010 )
Orchids are the largest flowering plant family. Although they are commonly thought of as tropical flowers, orchids grow naturally in almost all climates. They are exquisitely beautiful to the everyday flower lover and are considered to be some of the world’s most luxurious flowers to specialists.
Historically the meanings of orchids have included wealth, love, and beauty. After the rise in popularity in Victorian England, the meaning of orchids moved towards being a symbol of luxury. Orchids have also been believed to carry healing and protective powers, allowing them to repel disease.
Today, they are generally regarded as a symbol of rare and delicate beauty. Orchids are the most popular houseplant. Their charm and mystique delight those who receive them, for few other flowers have the ability to impress their recipient in the same way that the orchid can. Among the many different types of flowers available, the orchid holds a special place as one of the most alluring and captivating flowers, making it a special choice for the treasured people in your life.
Click here to view Rideau Florist’s orchid arrangements
Hello again, Rideau Florist Ottawa is continuing the blog series on the meaning of flowers just in time for Mother’s Day. Today we will tell you about the Carnation – the official Mother’s Day Flower with an impressive history. Speaking of Mother’s Day, quick reminder! Get 20% off if you order this week. Discount code: MD2010
The carnation can be traced back to the ancient Greeks and Roman, who used the flower as a part of the decor because of its long-lasting beauty.
With time, carnations gained a variety of both meaning and colors, making it an easy, simple and beautiful solution for any occasion. Light red carnations, are often used to convey admiration,while the dark red version expresses deeper love and affection. White carnations are associated with purity and luck, and pink carnations are often given as a sign of gratitude.
As an immediately recognizable flower, carnations possess charm to this day. By retaining its status as a floral mainstay for such a long time, the carnation has proven itself to be a lasting flower in more ways than one.
Click HERE to view all of Rideau Florist’s Carnation arrangements.