Flowers

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.

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.

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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 …

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