Sunday, 12 March 2017

time to think about seeds

Its time...!

Join us on Tuesday March 21, between 7 and 9 pm for a seed starting Q&A with Hanna from Matchbox Garden and Seed Company - your very own local, certified organic farm and seed company.

Find out:
- why you should know about heirloom seeds,
- what is the difference between organically produced vegetable seeds and chemically modified seeds
- what is open pollination? and why does it matter?
- are some seeds better planted directly in the ground, and others started indoors? Why?

-arugula is arugula is arugula... is there really a difference growing it from Matchbox seeds?
(trick question - the difference is flavour and yield!) 

There is no cover cost to attend, we will be ready to answer questions and give advice whether you are starting your first garden, or branching out from the mass produced seeds you've always bought at those chain stores.

There will be a selection of seeds available for purchase, as well as organic fertilizer, starter trays, and biodegradable pots.

Mark your calendar, and please pop-in Tuesday evening, March 21 from 7 to 9pm.

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

spring 2017 workshops at i fiori

Spring Workshops are scheduled and filling quickly!
The line up looks something like this:

Tuesday February 21 :: Terrariums
Tuesday March 7 :: Spring Bulb Planter
Tuesday March 14 :: Succulent or Airplant Living Wreath full
Tuesday March 21 :: Starting your Garden - open Q & A with Matchbox Seeds
Tuesday April 4 :: Flower Arranging and Bouquets full

You'll get to be creative, you'll learn a few things and, if you're lucky, you'll get dirty!
Check the 'Workshop & Events Page' for times, prices and details. Reservation is required, as spaces are limited in all workshops.

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

the holiday season

Christmas really is around the corner!
After such a mild and beautiful November we were lulled into a really relaxed approach to Christmas, Hanukkah and New Years.
Well, THAT'S over.
I hear that the malls are crowded and frantic and filled with anxious shoppers. Truthfully? I only go from hear-say, because my shopping is done on James Street North, where the atmosphere is a lot more relaxed, the coffee shops are friendly, and well, things are a little less mass-produced.

I love this neighborhood.
I love this city.
And I love this magical season!

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

5th anniversary

i fiori is 5!

This November we celebrate 5 years in business, and I have only my wonderful customers, supportive friends, family and fellow business owners to thank.

So how do we thank you...?

This November Art Crawl from 7pm to 10pm, and Saturday November 12 from noon to 5pm please stop by for treats and 'thank you' deals:

  • For every $20 gift certificate that you buy - we'll make it $25
  • For every 4 plants that you buy - we'll give you 5.
  • All vases, pots, planters and containers are 1/5th off (save 20%)
Friday evening and Saturday only - and while supplies last!

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

i fiori fall workshops & Supercrawl 2016 - oh boy!

September is here, Supercrawl week is here, the hot weather is still here, and the i fiori fall workshop line-up is here!

2 out of 4 is not so bad...

Check the 'workshop and events' page for the dates and times for the fall workshops, and just a note - these book up very quickly and space is limited - so don't dawdle.

We look forward to seeing everyone at one of the best events in Hamilton this Friday, Saturday and Sunday - Supercrawl on James Street North!

Once again, i fiori will be raising money for Notre Dame House by selling beautiful roses in front of the shop. All net proceeds go directly to the 'Dame' (no sneaky levels of bureaucracy here...)

Buy someone a flower and do a good thing!