Sunday, January 29, 2012

A small room above a bay window. A single bed, a table and chair, and a sink. I could manage something larger, with more conveniences, but I could never match the view.

On the table before me is a three-inch-wide rust-coloured plastic pot filled with three different kinds of cactus and a black stone slightly smaller than the smallest cactus. Each cactus is wildly different from the others, and together (with the stone) they remind me of a '70s rock band.

I purchased the pot a couple week ago after getting my haircut at Amir's on Victoria Drive. Evoke Flowers (currently known as New City Flowers) is located a block south of Amir.

According to Facebook:

Evoke Flowers is a passionate, community-minded, full-service retail florist and gift shop serving greater Vancouver. We create arrangements and find local one-of-a-kind treasures that are worthy of your loved ones.

Flowers are a symbol of an emotion or a sentiment you want to convey. Our designers interpret your message and express it beautifully with flowers.

Our retail location boasts carefully selected beautiful, unique gifts and home d├ęcor items to complement your flower orders. Locally crafted artisan jewelry, unique greeting cards, and many home and garden feature pieces. We are presently occupied with the adventure of filling the store with these treasures and are adding new items all the time.

Stop by, have a look around, let us know what you think and what you'd like to see!

About Gina-Lily...

Gina-Lily is wildly in love with flowers and plants. Her home has oft been called a jungle, where lovingly hand-seeded and propagated plants and flowers have always cascaded from verandah planters and backyard flower beds. For a girl whose been out in the yard weeding and naming flowers with her mom since before she knew how to read, it's only natural that she turn up combining blossoms and foliage in her own floral design studio. Her lifelong passion for flowers has blossomed into a love for beautiful things, and the joy and happiness they can bring when shared.

She has a diploma in Floral Design from The Academy of Floral Design.

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