Flowers

Our 4 Favourite Spring Flowers

Spring is here! Time to put away your winter jackets and enjoy the next season.  Start Spring the right way: With a beautiful bouquet of Spring flowers from Brant Florist. Our colourful arrangements are sure to brighten up any room, home or office. See what our favourite Spring flowers are.

Tulips

The tulip is a bulbous plant stemming from the lily family. This beautiful herbaceous herb features glamorous flowers that are sure to add that brightness and cheer to your spring days. The flower’s genus range reaches all the way to North Africa, the Iberian Peninsula, Turkey, Greece and even the Palestinian Territories.

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We absolutely adore this spring-blooming perennial. It features a flowering stalk that rises through its delicate leaves. Tulips are available in an array of colors save for pure blue. The tulip is considered a symbol of heaven on earth in Turkish culture. Tulips were a common topic for Persian poets back in the 13th century. This stunning flower was considered a symbol of indulgence in the times of the Ottoman Empire. The Empire’s wealthiest period was referred to as the Tulip Era. The emblem of Iran is shaped to mimic a tulip as an ode to those who perished for the country.

Carnations

A bouquet featuring carnations is exactly what your kitchen, office or bedroom needs this spring. Though no one is sure of the carnation’s origin, it is assumed the flower is from the Mediterranean region. This herbaceous perennial boasts greyish blue-green leaves. The flowers are produced alone or in groups upwards of five per cyme. Lean in to sniff a carnation and you will immediately notice its sweet scent. Though the first carnations were bright pink and purple, contemporary carnations range from green to yellow, white and red. Certain carnation cultivars serve as boutonnieres for men.

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This lovely flower symbolizes love, awe and distinction. Though few know it, the carnation is used as a symbol for socialism as well as the labor movement. The white carnation stands for good luck and undying love. Striped versions of this flower represent disappointment that a love can’t be shared.

Lillies

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Lillies are flowering plants of the most beautiful variety. This really is the perfect springtime plant. These large perennials often grow upwards of six feet all. Part of the beauty of lillies is that their flowers produce a lovely fragrance. The flower’s appeal also lies in its incredible range of colors. Lillies are available in white, orange, red, purple, pink and yellow.

Daisies

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Daisies are just one form of the chrysanthemum plant family. The Spring daisies main colours include white, yellow, green and various shades of mauve. Whereas the Fall season brings shades of rust, burgundy and butterscotch.  Spring daisies typically grow 30 to 35 inches in height. Few know that the word “daisy” is considered to be a “corruption of the eye of the day” as the flower’s head closes in the dark and re-opens in the light.

Springtime Flowers are Available at Brant Florist

We’ve got the best spring flowers ready for delivery to your home or to your special someone. We hand-make each floral arrangement and provide a personalized note to make the delivery of this bouquet that much more meaningful. Contact us today at info@brantflorist.com or 877-545-5535 to place your order.

Six Ways to Use Easter Flowers on Your Easter Table

Easter is less than a month away. It is time to put up the holiday decorations along with some colorful flowers. If you aren’t exactly sure how to incorporate flowers on your Easter table, you aren’t alone. Most people love flowers but are a bit puzzled as to how they can be displayed in a truly artful manner. Let’s take a look at some creative ways to adorn your dinner or kitchen table with Easter flowers.

1. A festive floral centerpiece from Brant Florist

Finish off the table with an elegant floral centerpiece from Brant Florist. One of our colorful floral centerpieces will certainly liven up your Easter table. We have all sorts of beautiful Easter floral arrangements that will look absolutely fantastic on every holiday table.

2. Place an individual tulip at each place setting

Wouldn’t it be nice for each of your family members or guests to find a lovely tulip at their respective positions at the Easter dining table? Pick out some beautiful tulips for the Easter holiday, place them at each place setting and everyone will have their own tulip to bring back home. It is a small but meaningful gesture, especially for adult Easter dinner guests who otherwise would not have received anything special on the holiday.

3. Set each place with beautiful floral print napkins

Though a floral print napkin isn’t exactly the same as a gorgeous bouquet of flowers, it is certainly easy on the eyes and a festive way to add colour to your table. Place your favorite floral print napkins at each place for some lovely eye candy. These napkins will also serve as a conversation starter to boot.

4. Create name cards in the shape of flowers

If you and your family are looking for a creative way to celebrate Easter, give this idea a shot. Trace your favorite flowers onto colorful paper and cut them out to create festive name cards. It is the next best thing to an actual flower. Furthermore, this project lets you express your creativity and allows you to have some fun on the holiday.

5. White tulips in milk glasses

Place a couple white tulips in milk glasses and space them out across the table. It is a small visual touch that will bring the table to life for your holiday celebration. White is the perfect Easter color and tulips are the ideal springtime flower. You will be hard-pressed to find a better decoration for your Easter table.

6. Fill a vase with eggs and top it with an assortment of Spring flowers

An Easter bouquet of flowers for your dining room table will serve as a stunning centerpiece that is absolutely perfect for the holiday. If you are feeling extra creative or looking for a child-friendly activity, have your kids decorate the Easter eggs before placing them in the basket.

Brant Florist is Here to put a Smile on Your Face!

Each Brant Florist floral arrangement is handmade to ensure that each customer enjoys the perfect flowers. Our mission is to provide each customer with a highly unique and visually stunning combination of flowers that results in a lasting smile. We take the time to personalize each bouquet for the intended recipient(s) by including a customized note. Our attention to detail is second to none. Contact us today at 877-545-5535 or info@brantflorist.com to order your Easter flowers in time for the holiday celebration.

How to Beat the Winter Blues with Flowers

The winter months often prove to be quite depressing. There is little sunlight, way too much snow, hazardous ice and brutal wind. There are several ways to beat the winter blues. Some turn to warm meals. Others key in on exercise. Yet the one foolproof way to improve mood in this dreadful time of the year is an assortment of beautiful flowers.

Flowers Brighten up Living and Working Spaces

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Add some colorful flowers to your home or office and you will feel uplifted. Our bodies are searching for sources of light and color in the monochromatic winter months. Flowers infuse much-needed color along with lovely smells that ultimately serve to boost one’s mood.

Exposure to Flowers Lowers Stress Levels

The winter makes it awfully difficult to spend lengthy periods of time in the greater outdoors. Furthermore, much of the outdoor landscape is covered in ice and snow. Most of the plants are lifeless until the spring months. This is precisely why you should bring nature’s beauty indoors. Add some gorgeous flowers to your living or working space and you will feel much better during the depressing winter.

Simply Looking at Flowers Will Suffice

A study performed by Harvard University researchers found that merely looking at flowers in the early morning hours can induce happiness and reduce anxiety. Winter mornings are especially stressful. It seems like it takes forever for the sun to show. The temperatures are egregiously low and the ice is as solid and slippery as ever. Do yourself an enormous favor by looking at a lovely floral arrangement for a few minutes each morning. Though this sounds a bit irreverent, it just might work wonders for your mood.

Even if you don’t want to gaze at flowers each morning, you will still benefit from their presence. Place vibrant flowers in the rooms of your home that your frequent on a regular basis and they will improve your mood and energy. When in doubt, place your flowers in the kitchen as that is where most people spend a considerable portion of the morning.

Flowers can Even Trigger Positive Emotions

Let’s face it: Most of us get a little depressed in the uber-cold winter months. Many suffer from seasonal affect disorder (SAD). Others are stricken with cabin fever. It is quite easy to feel sad, anxious and even angry between December and March. Fret not, flowers can help!

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A study performed by Rutgers University lends credence to the popular notion that flowers boost emotional health. The research shows that flowers induce happy emotions, boost life satisfaction and even trigger positive social behavior. This is excellent news for individuals who are searching for a means of beating the winter blues without antidepressants, alcohol or other drugs.

Brant Florist is Here to Help You and Your Loved Ones Make it Through the Winter

We are smack dab in the middle of the winter. There is a good chance that you feel a little down. Even if you feel fine, the odds are that someone in your social circle or family feels depressed. The answer to the winter doldrums is here in the form of lovely floral arrangements from Brant Florist.  Each of our arrangements is handmade in a highly personalized manner We even tack on an individualized message for good measure. This is exactly what one needs in the midst of the brutally cold winter!

Contact us today to learn more about our floral arrangements and how they can brighten your life or the lives of your friends, family and co-workers. You can reach Brant Florist at 877-545-5535 or by e-mailing info@brantflorist.com.