Flowers

Here are the Colour Trends for Fall Flowers in 2016!

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.

Aurora Red Flowers

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.

Taupe 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 Greens

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 Pink and Bodacious Purple Flowers

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 Brown Flowers

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.

Spicy Mustard Yellow Flowers

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.

Sharkskin

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 Blue

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

Airy Blue, a sky blue that keeps the spirit hopeful, free and uplifted.

Rose Quartz and Serenity Pink Flowers

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!

Why real men DO buy women flowers

It’s not often that someone takes a finer edge when writing about flowers, but John DeVore did with this piece. Here’s an excerpt and the link to the original and complete post.

~ Enjoy!

Why real men DO buy women flowers
By John DeVore

Men should buy women flowers. They are colorful. They smell nice. And without them, flora would never get laid. To many, purchasing flowers is cliché or corny or tacky. And to others, it’s an outdated ritual in our modern era of gender equality.

Flowers should not apologize; they should symbolize some wonderful thoughts about the woman.

I’d like to address the men reading this (all five of you): buy the broads flowers. Trust me. And now to all the women reading, who outnumber us dudes 100 to 1: allow the dorks in your life to buy you flowers. Trust me.

Flowers are not a romantic punchline, nor are they a symbol of patriarchal dominance. Buying daisies or lilies or chrysanthemums for the woman you love is one of those things a man just …

Read the rest of this article here on CNN…

Silk Flowers Last Forever

Silk flowers are made from different types of material, which make them look very real. Many people in the past have opted for artificial plants and flowers for a number of different reasons. Some were to avoid the hassle of taking care of the real things, some because of the allergy sufferers, while some because they want the arrangement of flowers to last.

Years ago, florist would promote the silk flower arrangements for the bridal bouquet as a keepsake. The silk flower arrangement was also more expensive than real flowers. To have your wedding done in all silk arrangements would have cost you a lot more than having it done in real flowers, but times have changed since then.

Today, silk flowers look more like real flowers than they did back then, and the price of the silk flowers for your wedding will typically be cheaper than with real flowers. More and more weddings are selecting silk flowers today, but this may be because of the allergy sufferers or maybe it’s a budget issue.

Silk flowers do have their advantages. They have a life-like appearance, and they will never wilt or die – regardless of how much you neglect them. Silk flowers are beautiful for ever and they can be kept as keepsakes and passed on to others in the family for their weddings. If you wish, you can even re-use some of the flowers in your home décor, with a few minor design adjustments.

Because time is not an issue with the silk flowers they can be made well in advance of the wedding for pre-wedding photos, or to check the whole order before the big day. There will be no surprises on the special day, which is probably every bride-to-be’s fear. There is a wide variety of flowers, so you don’t have to worry they one have the type of flower you want for your wedding.

Silk flower and plant arrangements can also be made for the home. For those who are not sporting a green thumb or have allergies, but still want the beauty of plants and flowers around their home, silk arrangements are perfect for these people.

No matter what the type of plant or flower you are looking for, you will be able to find it in a silk variety. They won’t need any maintenance or care and they will last you a lifetime.