Author Archives: gdguy

About gdguy

CEO of Grower Direct Fresh Cut Flowers, we are a Canadian franchise system with retail flower stores across the country

Cilantro..More than just a spice


I am always fascinated by facts and trivia about flowers and plants and if you have been reading my posts on this blog you probably noticed that. So when I came across a news article about a plant with natural antibiotic … Continue reading

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The Americas Cup – The Florist Olympics


We at Grower Direct are very proud to have had one of our own competing in the prestigious Americas Cup 2011 international floral design competition which was recently held in Holambra/SP – BRAZIL. This competition brings together the best of … Continue reading

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Flower Arranging is not a new art form


Horizontal, Vertical, Natural, Crescent, or my personal favorite “Formal Linear”…… just a few of the many styles of floral arranging. Like everything else in today’s modern world the “art” of flower arranging has been broken into categories with technical sounding … Continue reading

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Grower Direct store owner represents Canada!


As the CEO of Grower Direct I am thrilled to be able to announce that one of our franchisee store owners will be representing Canada in the American Flora Art Cup being held this July in Holambra, São Paulo, Brazil. … Continue reading

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“In Lieu of Flowers”, What Does It Mean?


Just recently a friend of mine asked me for some flower advice. He and his wife had a funeral to attend the next day for an old family friend and in reading the obituary for details on time and location … Continue reading

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Big News, and Big Shoes To Fill


Recently at Grower Direct we were asked to take over the day to day management of FunFlowerFacts. This came as a bit of a surprise as we always felt it was in great hands. However as it was explained to … Continue reading

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More Weird and Wacky


After reading Flowerjedi’s recent post about a “Triffid-Like” plant I had to shake my head… so here is something I think falls into the Weird and Wacky category but is a bit more “down to earth”. Sorry folks no classic … Continue reading

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Some hints for Mother’s Day


First rule, order early!  Mother’s Day is the single busiest week in the retail flower industry so the earlier you order the more options you will have and the more likely you are to get your Mom a particular flower … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day, Right around the corner


Every year on the second Sunday of May, we take time to remember a special lady in our lives-MOM! This year, Mother’s Day falls on May 8, 2011 (or at least in Canada and the United States it does). So … Continue reading

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Now that is Patriotism!


When I seen this picture I knew that I had to post it here, talk about using flowers to decorate…lol. What is truly awe-inspiring is the sheer size of this flag, trust me it is much larger than it looks … Continue reading

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