Caring for your Poinsettia this Christmas

How to Keep Your Poinsettias Looking Good

Poinsettias, with their vibrant red leaves, are a festive symbol of the holiday season. However, keeping them looking their best can be a challenge. Here are some tips to help you maintain the beauty of your poinsettia plants.

1. Choose a Sunny Spot

Poinsettias are native to warm climates, such as Mexico and South America. They thrive in sunny locations where they can soak up the warmth and light they are accustomed to in their natural habitat. Find a spot in your home where the plant can receive ample sunlight without being exposed to cold drafts or extreme temperature fluctuations.

2. Avoid Over-watering and Under-watering

One of the most common mistakes in poinsettia care is improper watering. Both over-watering and under-watering can be detrimental to these sensitive plants.

The Ice Cube Method

A simple and effective way to water your poinsettia is by using the ice cube method:

  • Place 4 ice cubes on top of the soil.
  • Let the ice cubes melt gradually. This provides a slow, steady supply of water that the roots can absorb efficiently.
  • After the ice has melted, check the soil moisture. Insert your finger into the soil up to the first knuckle. The soil should feel moist about a third of the way down.
  • If the soil still feels dry, add one more ice cube, let it melt, and check again.

This method helps to ensure that the plant receives water at a rate that mimics natural absorption, reducing the risk of over-watering or under-watering.

By following these simple steps, you can keep your poinsettias looking vibrant and healthy throughout the holiday season and beyond. Remember, a little care goes a long way in preserving the beauty of these festive plants.

Christmas Centrepiece Workshop

Our final workshop for 2023 is one of our favourites!

Join us on Thursday, December 21 at 6 pm to create a stunning Christmas centrepiece! With our team of award-winning designers, you’ll create the perfect centrepiece for your Christmas table.

The workshop is $79.00 (plus tax), per person and includes everything you’ll need to make your centrepiece.

To sign up, on our website or give us a call at 613-267-7065.

We can’t wait to create with you this Christmas!

Register online!

Christmas Wreath Workshop

Before we start “decking the halls” for Christmas, we want to deck out your front doors for the holidays. What better way to do that than by adding a beautiful, one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted Christmas Wreath that you created at our Christmas Wreath Workshop?

Join our award-winning designers on November 22, 2023 to create a gorgeous wreath for your door, that will last all season long!

The workshop will be offered at 6pm in the Code’s Mill Atrium. The cost of the workshop is $79.00 per person. If you have any questions, please contact the Kelly’s Flowers staff by calling 613-267-7065 or emailing

To register for the workshop, register online or contact us at the shop by calling 613-267-7065.

Christmas Outdoor Urn Workshop

Tis the season to decorate and create!

We are so excited for the return of our upcoming Christmas Outdoor Urn workshop for the 2023 Holiday Season! You will get to work with our award-winning designers to create a beautiful outdoor Christmas Urn to greet friends and family all holiday season long.

It is also an opportunity for a night of creative fun, to enjoy with family and friends, by creating not only a beautiful Urn but also lasting memories.

The workshop costs $70.00 (plus tax) per person and will be held on November 16th at 6pm in the Code’s Mill Atrium.

If you have any questions, please contact the Kelly’s Flowers staff by calling 613-267-7065 or emailing

To register for the workshop, register online, or at the shop by calling 613-267-7065.

We can’t wait to create with you this holiday season!

We’re going LIVE for Kelly’s Christmas Open House on Thursday, November 2nd!

Get your coziest PJ’s on, grab a cup of hot chocolate, and curl up by the laptop; because our LIVE Open House is back for another year!

Join Krista and the Kelly’s crew at 7 pm sharp on Thursday, November 2nd while we take you on a tour of everything Christmas at Kelly’s for the 2023 holiday season. Our team will be on hand and behind the scenes to answer any of your questions during the Facebook Live event. The best part, for every comment posted during the stream, you will be entered into a draw to win a $50 Kelly’s Flowers gift card!

If you have any questions about Kelly’s Christmas LIVE event, give us a call at the shop at 613-267-7065 or get a hold of us by email at We can’t wait to virtually see you there!

Kelly’s Christmas Open House is Here!

Save the date! We’re kicking off the holiday season with one of our favourite events of the WHOLE year… Kelly’s Christmas Open House!

Join us at the store on November 4th and 5th for holiday fun! Our multiple designer trees will be up, adorned with sparkle, and lit to usher in the Christmas Season. We will be firing up the Christmas playlist, and adding just the right amount of glitter throughout the store to create that festive feeling; because it’s that time of year again!

Stop by the store to shop from our designer-decorated trees, see all of the awesome Christmas goodies that Krista has packed into the store for the 2023 holiday season; enjoy some baking, sample products, treats, and goodies; enter to win some amazing door prizes.

Stay tuned to our Facebook page for updates and details about this event. We can’t wait to see you then!


Spend the Holidays in Perth

If you haven’t spent a day strolling through the Town of Perth during the holidays, sipping hot cocoa, and enjoying the lights, sights, and sounds of the holidays; this November is your chance!

Beginning on November 1st right until December 31st, the participating Perth BIA businesses will be a part of “Shop, Stamp and Win”. For every $10 spent, participating businesses will give you a stamp on a “Shop, Stamp and Win” card. Once your card is full, drop it into a “Shop, Stamp and Win” box. At the end of the season, the Perth BIA will collect the boxes and draw for a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize winner! “Shop, Stamp, and Win” is an awesome way to shop local during the holidays and win some fantastic prizes.

On November 16 from 4pm – 8pm, join the Downtown for Merry & Bright! Join participating downtown businesses as they light up for the holidays and extend their hours until 8pm for a little late-night shopping in Perth. Stay tuned to the Perth BIA Facebook page as the list of businesses are posted and for updates.

Rounding off the month of November in Downtown Perth is “Once Upon a Christmas” on November 25. As you wander the streets of Downtown Perth take in the entertainment filling the air with holiday cheer; explore the vendor marketplace for unique gifts; warm up with scattered fire pits and free hot chocolate and enjoy horse-drawn wagon rides.

To keep up-to-date on everything happening in Downtown Perth this November, stay tuned to the Downtown Heritage Perth BIA Facebook Page.

We hope to see you at all of our upcoming events.


Dream, Create, Share.

Perth Events- Galore!

If you’re looking for a chance to wander the streets of Perth; do a bit of fall shopping in amazing and unique downtown local businesses and have a delicious meal at one of Perth’s many spectacular restaurants; then take note of these upcoming events happening in Perth!

Veterans Banners of Honour are up, to educate and appreciate.

Perth Ghost Walk – Oct 26th-28th

Trick or Treat – Oct. 28th, 1 pm – 4 pm

Perth Zombie Walk – Oct. 28th, 5 pm

Perth Pumpkin Parade – Nov 1st, 6 pm

Launch of Shop, Stamp & Win – Nov 1st.

Merry & Bright – Nov 16th, 4 pm – 8 pm

Festival of the Lights – Nov 18th

Once upon a Christmas – Nov 25th, 10 am – 4 pm


We can’t wait to see you!

Fall Wreath Workshop

We’re kicking off the workshop season with the perfect décor piece for your door; a beautiful, custom, fall wreath!

Join us on Wednesday, September 20th at 6pm to create a stunning fall wreath that will be perfect for your door. You will be able to choose between yellow or white sunflowers, to compliment your door the best.

The workshop is at 6pm and is $70 per person.

To register, give us a call at 613-267-7065 or book online.

We’ll see you then!

Pumpkin Centrepiece Workshop

Pumpkin season is slowly upon us! This means it is time for our pumpkin workshop!

Join our award-winning design team on Thursday, October 5th at 6pm to create a stunning pumpkin centrepiece, perfect for your Thanksgiving table.

The workshop is $65.00 per person.

To register, give us a call at the shop at 613-267-7065 or register online.

We can’t wait to create with you!

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