Monday, April 28, 2008

Mother's Day! Gift Certificates! Hurrah!

Like the rain that will soon be coming down on our fair island, we at Edgewood are getting pelted with holidays. First Easter, then Passover, then Administrative Professionals' Week and now Mother's Day on Sunday, May 11th. We're not complaining, though, since just as the rain strengthens the growing grass and ushers in a fruitful Spring, a series of successful holidays provides us with the income that cushions us during the leaner months of the year. I just had a Murray moment with that analogy. Sorry.

It's a lovely time to be at Edgewood, actually. For the past three weeks, our greenhouses have been crammed to the rafters with flowering plants of all kinds. Our fridges have also been overflowing with seasonal cut flowers like tulips, hydrangeas and Brenda's favorite, stock. She does love stock. The recent balmy weather has seen quite of few of the Edgewood faithful stopping by on their strolls around the neighborhood or pulling up in their cars. Here's a peek into what they've come to see:

So, Mother's Day. The Edgewood clan is fortunate to have many mothers amongst us, and they all have to work on May 11. We do, however, close at 1:00 on that day, so they can go home and be with their adoring families, as long as they do a thorough clean-up before leaving. But what is being a mother without having to clean up, right? Kind of goes hand-in-hand. We are also anticipating warm, sunny conditions on that weekend, so that we may celebrate our mothers in friendlier weather than we did Easter. Yeah, Easter was kind of gross.

And how will Edgewood be helping you celebrate Mother's Day? Our blooming plants, all at their peak of beauty, are pretty much a no-brainer, and can be kept outside to enjoy for months and months. We're also very happy to have finally made our gift certificates available for purchase on our website; those who can't decide on what to choose can give the gift of an Edgewood shopping spree.

So? Coming over?

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Your friendly neighborhood florist urges you not to riot.

We here at Edgewood sometimes lament our awkward geographical placing in a largely residential area of Cote St. Luc. However, last night's hockey riot made us glad not to be situated on a downtown strip, as we would likely be sweeping up shards of broken glass right about now.

I don't understand. As a hockey fan myself, I have ventured downtown on a couple of occasions in the past few years to party with the masses as the Canadiens advanced to the second round of the playoffs. We all drove around, honked our horns and waved our flags, but it never, ever progressed beyond an immense block party. The vindictive turn that last night's celebrations took was shocking. If a first-round victory can incite this much violence and destruction in our city, what can we expect if the Habs win the Stanley Cup? It's a frightening thought.

Bottom line, friends, is don't riot. Seriously, it's not worth it. People all over North American think we're a city of thugs and yahoos... and honestly, after what's been reported, who could blame them? Let's make this a peaceful playoff season and put our collective passion for le Tricolore to positive use.

That being said, things here at Edgewood are nearly peaceful again after a hectic but successful Passover. We are now in the midst of Administrative Professionals' Week, which sends a busy buzz through the shop. Remember to thank the underlings or you may find yourself in the midst of another riot.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Spring has kind of sprung... I think.

It's hard not to get carried away by the promising weather we've been having. Temperatures over 10C, bright sun, melting snow, Montrealers out and about with the dogs and babies and baby dogs. I would like to think that it will last, but then I hear rumblings about snow for the weekend and, naturally, one gets a little nervous. It's been a bitterly rough winter, and we're all determined to move forward into this beautiful warm weather, with absolutely no setbacks!

Edgewood is bustling with activity at present, as we prepare for the upcoming Passover holiday. We've been receiving lots of great new products; from dishes to pots to a brand-new selection of plants, many items are already on the shelf, ready to be taken home and enjoyed. Our Phalaenopsis orchid display is one I take particular pride in - they look beautiful.

With this in mind, our holiday catalogue is now online in its entirety. This Spring, we're proud to offer vivacious new planters, sumptuous centerpieces and floral arrangements inspired by the charms of the garden. If we're going to have a wait just a bit longer for the real thing to sprout, the least we can do at Edgewood is offer you the next best thing. Check out the collection, and remember to order early for a timely Passover delivery.