What to get Dad for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is Sunday June 19th – how will you show your appreciation for the Fathers in your life?

Some men and father’s are difficult to buy for. Either they do not need anything, or you are trying to get a gift for a man that already has everything!

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s like your dad, think outside the box this year and give him the gift of flowers. Flowers or a planter is the perfect way to let dad know you’re thinking about him on Father’s Day. One great thing about gifting Father’s Day flowers for dad is that you can get them sent right to his door. This is a great gift option especially if you won’t be able to see him on Father’s Day, but want to let him know you’re thinking of him.

A custom written card makes the gift personal and thoughtful, as you can write anything that will be meaningful to you and dad.

Our florists have created several arrangements and planters that are perfect flowers for men, including flower arrangements that are displayed in a truck, boat or a mug.

If your dad isn’t big on flowers, you can get him a Father’s Day gift baskets, which you can also schedule for delivery so he can enjoy on Sunday. If our pre-made “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” or “Chocolate Lover’s Surprise” baskets don’t fit your dad’s personality, you can customize a gift basket to include the perfect items that you know your dad will love.

However you choose to say “I love you” to your dad this year, we’ve got your gifting needs covered at Brant Florist, under our Father’s Day products page. Wishing all the dad’s out there a very Happy Father’s Day!

Choosing the perfect corsage and boutonniere for prom!

The end of June means that school is coming to an end, and it is prom and graduation time!

Prom and graduation ceremonies are important traditions symbolizing the transition out of highschool and onto the next phase of a person’s life. This transition is celebrated with a formal end of year ceremony and party, complete with beautiful gowns and tuxedos. Traditionally, the outfit for prom isn’t complete without a corsage for the lady and a boutonniere for the gentleman. Here are some ideas for choosing the perfect flower arrangement for yourself or your date to prom!

Prom corsage Brant Florist

Match the dress

It’s common to match the corsage and boutonniere to the colour of the lady’s dress. Once you’ve found that perfect dress for prom, you can shop for a corsage for yourself, or a boutonniere for your date that matches perfectly! If you’re buying a corsage for your date, make sure to inquire about the colour of her dress before corsage shopping.

Order early

It’s a good idea to place your order as soon as you know what colour you’re looking for to ensure the best selection. However, it’s not a good idea to pick up your order early. Ask a real florist for delivery on the day before prom so it’s as fresh as possible when it gets to you.

Refrigerate

The night before prom, keep your small flower arrangements in their plastic containers and store them in the refrigerator. This will keep them looking fresh and will keep their colour and shape for the big night.

Spray the flowers

Before putting your corsage or boutonniere in the fridge, spray the ends of the flowers with water from a spray bottle. If you do this, it will keep the buds hydrated and fresh for longer, so you can avoid wilting flowers at the end of prom night.

Don’t wait too long to order your perfect corsage and boutonniere for the big night. Browse our prom corsage and boutonniere selection and call Brant Florist at 905-639-7001 to place your order for the perfect prom corsage or boutonniere.

The Burlington Horticultural Society Flower Show

The Burlington Horticultural Society is a volunteer, non-profit organization. Their members have a mission to make and keep Burlington beautiful with plants, gardens and flowers around the community. For those who love to garden, the Burlington Horticultural Society is there to support your passion.

Burlington Horticultural Society Flower ShowThe first June meeting the Burlington Horticultural Society is having is also a Flower Show open to the public. This annual flower show invites local horticulturalists – both aspiring and seasoned – to enter their flowers into the show to be recognized for their green thumbs and beautifully grown flora. This gathering of locally grown flowers draws Burlington residents to the show to admire and enjoy. This will be a night for admiring local flowers and learning a little something as well, about flowers and gardens and how they grow in a different part of the world.

The guest speaker this year is Virginia Jameson, giving a talk on Gardens of Switzerland, which are numerous and spectacular.

As flower enthusiasts ourselves at Brant Florist, we are delighted that spring and summer flowers are so joyously and publically celebrated locally in our town as well as around the world. Among their many benefits, flowers bring people together! We’re excited to come together around flowers in Burlington for this year’s Flower Show in June.

The Burlington Horticultural Flower Show takes place on June 8, 2016 at the Burlington Seniors’ Centre – 2285 New St. Burlington, Ontario from 7:30pm-10:00pm.

Visit www.burlingtonhs.com or contact burlhortsoc@gmail.com for more information.