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Boston You're My Home - New Children's Book Benefits The One Fund

Posted by Rick Canale on Mon, Mar 10, 2014

Boston You're My Home

At Exotic Flowers in Boston, we believe in the importance of reading to children and reading with children. Heck we believe that reading is one of the pillars of civilization. At Exotic Flowers, we share books, poetry and even have a favorite author. Yes, Suzie Canale is my amazing wife. She also writes amazing stories.

Her newest children's book, Boston, You're My Home is the story of a young girl named Sweet Caroline who is nervous about her family moving to the city. Worried about the unknown, her mother and father attempt to soothe her fears by telling her a bedtime tale inspired by Boston's strengths. Including everything from scholarly education to delectable seafood, Caroline slowly begins to learn about the wonderful benefits of calling Boston her new home. Suzie will be donating 100% percent of her royalties for this book to benefit The One Fund. 

Tags: Suzie Hearl Canale, Land of Chocolate Cosmos, Books, Childrens Book, Boston, Suzie Canale

Step Into Spring at the Chestnut Hill Mall

Posted by Rick Canale on Wed, Mar 30, 2011

Step Into Spring

Dear friends, 

Spring has awakened at Exotic Flowers. Our greenhouses are bursting with pansies, lilies, geraniums and hundreds of annuals. Spring is an exciting time of year here. We are at our busiest in May, even busier than December. You will witness all kinds of innovations at Exotic Flowers. Every single one has you in mind. Let us know how we are doing.
In April, Exotic Flowers will be participating in Step Into Spring at the Chestnut Hill Mall. This annual show will also honor a most cherished guest. My wife Suzie has been asked to read her fabulous children's book, The Land of Chocolate Cosmos at the Children' s Spring Fling portion of the show on April 16th from 12-2pm. Please stop by and say hello.




Step Into Spring Annual Spring Garden & Flower Show
Spring Show In Chestnut Hill 
Spring will bloom early this year at the Mall at Chestnut Hill! Exotic Flowers will be participating in "Step into Spring" Annual Spring Garden & Flower Show!

Starting April 1st through May 15th, award winning landscape artists, horticulturists and master gardeners will share exquisite examples of richly planted gardens, stone sculptures and unique garden settings in common areas throughout the mall! See native floral & fauna and also some of the... most rare and unusual varieties. Examples of textures and blooming colors of the natural outdoors will be on view throughout both levels of the mall! Mark your calendars for both upcoming events:


Public Reading for The Land of Chocolate Cosmos
The Land of Chocolate Cosmos

 The Land of Chocolate Cosmos is the first book in the Green Series dedicated towards educating and empowering children to change the world's environmental concerns. Within the first tale, a community is distraught when their magical natural resource, the chocolate cosmos flower, is overused and abused. With the help of Coco, the people learn how to recultivate and preserve the cash crop, sustaining the sweet enchantment of chocolate that once enriched the town.

Come visit author Suzie Canale at the Children's Spring Fling" - Saturday, April 16th starting 12 noon to 2 pm at the Spring flower show at the Chestnut Hill Mall. She will be reading and signing her landmark children's book. 

We are coming up on two of the busiest weeks of the year at Exotic Flowers. Easter is April 24th. Administrative Professional's Day is Wednesday April 27th. Mother's Day is Sunday May 8th. Do not get shut out. Order early.




Rick Canale
Exotic Flowers
Family Owned & Operated

Tags: Land of Chocolate Cosmos, Flower Show, Garden Show

Happy Thanksgiving from Exotic Flowers in Boston

Posted by Rick Canale on Sun, Nov 21, 2010

Impress Beyond Words

Happy Thanksgiving from
Exotic Flowers

November, 2010

Dear friends,

My first job was cleaning geraniums at six years old. Growing up in a family business, you learn the value of a dollar and the importance of hard work. My father always told me, 'never hire anyone who cannot sweep the floor,'. This statement pretty much is the backbone of what Exotic Flowers & Lombardi Florist are built upon. We work hard, we start early and stay late.

Some say we're crazy, but we are in a family business. Family businesses last for a reason; because we care. We care about the product; we care about our co- workers; we care about our community and we care about our customers.

Thanksgiving is about spending time with family and friends. If you cannot be there, please call or even better send flowers.

 Thank you for loyalty. Thank you for your referrals. Thank you for spending your hard earned money at Exotic Flowers, & Lombardi Florist.

This year my wife Suzie wrote a children's book, "The Land of Chocolate Cosmos,".  It will be available at all Exotic Flowers stores and for delivery. I'd appreciate any ideas to help us gain exposure. It is a great story.



Tags: Suzie Hearl Canale, Land of Chocolate Cosmos, Thanksgiving

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