About Posies and Poems

As gallant as giving a posy may be, it is the secret message delivered via each individual flower that provides the overall symbolism of the presentation of the tidy bouquet, since a little can, in fact, mean a lot.”

— S. Theresa Dietz, Author of The Complete Language of Flowers

What is a posy?

A posy is a small bouquet of flowers that conveys a message, based on the language of flowers.

What makes our posies different?

Each Posies and Poems design is uniquely handcrafted and based on the language of flowers. By giving a bouquet with a message, you are giving a special gift that speaks not only of the beauty of flowers and herbs, but also speaks to the receiver in the way words or a poem in a card might. It is a very special gift and card all in one!

How are our flowers grown?

We grow our flowers and herbs in Bourget, Ontario, just outside Ottawa. We take the time to carefully seed, plant, tend and harvest our flowers and herbs. They are grown without the use of harmful pesticides or herbicides. We use compost and compost tea as a fertilizer. We use rainwater for watering.

Why buy local?

When you buy locally grown flowers, you are supporting a family farm, which in turn supports other local businesses, generating income for our extended community. You are also buying an earth-friendly bouquet! Our flowers and herbs have not travelled thousands of kilometers on airplanes to get to you, and best of all, our flowers and herbs feed the bees!

Our packaging and how to care for your posy

Your posy comes with its own vase and is prepared to last! We include a card with a poem or message that lists the flowers and herbs in your posy and their meaning (its poetry). We provide a recycled box or bag for you to carry it in. This way your gift is complete and ready to use. All that is needed is to add water as needed. Most bouquets will last 5-10 days depending on what is in it and how it is cared for.

Thank-you for your purchase. Enjoy!

Debbie, Owner Posies and Poems