Once again, the time for seasonal change is right around the corner. Sweltering heat and sweaty humidity give way to cooler days with brisk winds and the first hints of chilly nights to come. The leaves change colour, the plants begin to prepare for the winter months, and gardens adapt for the new season.
It’s time to embrace a new beauty with 2016’s trendiest fall colours for flower lovers everywhere! Whether for your wedding themes or your home decor, these fall flowers are guaranteed to make your floral arrangements stand out this fall.
We begin with Aurora Red. Regal, stable and proud, warm yet bold. It’s sure to make its presence known, especially when paired with pink flowers, yellow flowers and orange flowers.
Warm Taupe is definitely on an upwards trend. It offers a subdued neutral that lends a stable complement to any of arrangement of fall flowers.
Lush Meadow, an almost pine green evoking the elegant dark tones of forests and fields. Match it with bright yellow flowers and bronze flowers for a pleasing, low-contrast harmony.
Dust Cedar is a warm dark pink with a calming, soothing vibe.
A flower of this colour pairs brilliantly with vibrant purple flowers, especially the deep, luxurious Bodacious purple. This striking hue can easily be the centerpiece of your floral arrangement.
Potter’s Clay is a straightforward and traditional brown that’s just right for fall. Some bronze flowers would represent this colour nicely, especially in a garden once the leaves outside start falling, providing natural green and orange complements.
The dark citrus yellow flowers, such as those that are Spicy Mustard, beautifully complements traditional fall colours like red flowers, orange flowers and bronze flowers, as well as flowers with shades of burgundy and navy.
Strong as steel, the neutral gray Sharkskin can easily complement the other colours. You could try silver-leafed flowers or nearby objects to get the most out of this colour. Ornaments, vases, the natural grays and silvers in an ordinary kitchen, for example.
Riverside, a dark aquatic blue. Symbolic of strength, reassurance and dependability, it provides a vivid complement or contrast to the rest of the list.
Airy Blue, a sky blue that keeps the spirit hopeful, free and uplifted.
Last but not least are the colours of the year, the pale elegant Rose Quartz and the tranquil Serenity pink flowers, which continue to hold a place among your fall flowers. Together these two colours represent the calm bliss that can be found in a dawn sky full of clouds, each pink with the first hints of morning light.
Any one of these trending colours would make a beautiful addition to your home or wedding. With the right combinations, a fall flower arrangement can easily become the centerpiece of any room.
Interested in the perfect arrangement of fall flowers? Call Brant Florist at 905-634-2658 and tell us your favourite fall colours. Our in-house artists will make the perfect arrangement for you!
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!
If this sound
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.