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3 Hot Tropical Favourites

3 Hot Tropical Favourites

It’s January, which means that we’re deep into winter, and many of us are craving the sunlight and greenery that Toronto winters lack. While travelling to tropical locations may not be an option this winter, that doesn’t mean you can’t bring a bit of tropical atmosphere to you! Fulfill your tropical desires with these sunny orange favourites: Orange Orchids   One of our favourite tropical plants are Phalaenopsis orchids, especially in bright shades of cheery orange! Orchids are found all over the world (even here in Ontario!), but this type is found in hot, humid regions from India to Southern China, especially in...

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3 Essentials for a New Year Filled with Growth and Self Care

Happy 2021! 2020 was full of challenges but we are going into this new year focusing on positivity and ways to stay healthy and happy. Here are three ways to start the new year off right:    Continue To Practice Gratitude We love to practice gratitude, so much that we have already shared our love for it on the blog. Continuing our gratitude practice into 2021 is a great way to focus on the positive aspects of our lives, keeping us happy, healthy and  strengthening our relationships. Start the year off with a gratitude journal and do a daily reflection...

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3 Ways to Connect with Your Community and Spread Joy

3 Ways to Connect with Your Community and Spread Joy

We love our West Queen West neighbourhood and love the opportunity to connect with our community any way we can! While we may not be able to see your smiling faces in store (though we hope to soon!), there are still plenty of safe and easy ways to continue to build up our community and spread joy!    Share with Your Neighbours Sharing is caring! Make connections with your community by sharing what you can with your friends and neighbours– whether its time, resources or just a smile. Local organizations like the Parkdale Community Food Bank, Sistering and CAMH Gifts...

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3 Reasons to Love the Calamondin Plant

3 Reasons to Love the Calamondin Plant

A customer AND staff favourite here at Poppies, the Calamondin is a little citrus tree with a LOT to love. Here are THREE reasons why we LOVE the Calamondin plant! It's Fragrant!  Given the right conditions (lots of bright, direct light!), Calamondin will bloom year-round, and almost always have fruit growing on them. They have tiny white, star-shaped flowers that give off a sweet, citrusy fragrance that will fill your home with a fresh, all-natural floral scent! The fruits also give off a citrus scent, though less strong than the blooms, and since they are slow to ripen, will last...

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3 New and Hot Holiday Plants

3 New and Hot Holiday Plants

Looking for a Christmas gift for the plant lover in your life? Or the perfect plant to liven up your own holiday decor? Here are THREE of our favourite plants for the holiday season: Calamondin These miniature citrus trees have a perfect traditional Christmas feel with a bit of a twist! Putting oranges in stockings is an old-fashioned holiday tradition, so why not update it by growing your own little citrus fruit and sharing them with your loved ones? These little plants are easy to care for and provide a pop of colour in the dreary winter season with their...

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3 Benefits of a Gratitude Practice

3 Benefits of a Gratitude Practice

Do you practice gratitude on a daily basis? It’s easy to be caught up in the daily grind of everyday life, or be overwhelmed by the world’s current state. We’re constantly connected to our phones receiving news alerts and email notifications. Take a moment to reflect on what you are genuinely grateful for. This can be practiced through meditation, writing, or any way you choose. Something as simple as a single flower can act as a physical reminder to your daily gratitude practice. Try putting this at your bedside to start and end your day with a visual reminder to...

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