All the Ways that Flowers, Red or Blue or Any Colour, can Brighten Your Day

No matter the weather, the environment, nor the company, the presence of flowers always seem to brighten up the mood. Flowers can make us feel joy, excitement, love, pride, comfort and a lot more. Do you ever wonder how?

Flowers stimulate our senses. Their beautiful colours and sensational scents play with our emotions, and they have the ability to make any scene much more vibrant and lively.

Brant Florist Orange Flowers

Who can look at bouquets like these, overflowing with bright splashes of red flowers, orange flowers, and yellow flowers and not marvel at their beauty? Even as a simple image they explode right off the page like fireworks, filling the white space with colour, life and energy.

What you don’t get from the pages are the unforgettable scents, with their dazzling hues and refreshing fragrances, flowers captivate our minds and engage our senses.

Try adding some flowers to an office, a school desk, a living room, anywhere. Watch how their colours stand out against the usual browns, greys, whites and blacks of our furniture. Close your eyes and take deep breaths of their aroma. You can’t help but smile! This is a great way to turn the drab into the delightful.

Brant Florist Sunflowers

It’s also a great way to reconnect with nature. In a world of bricks and mortar, flowers allow us to bring nature into our lives, wherever we go. They remind us of the beauty all around us. Take sunflowers, for example. Not only do those yellow flowers shine as brilliantly as the sun…

Brant Florist Sunflower Fields

…but they are a source of joy. This positive energy feeds back to our surroundings and connects us to nature.

In addition to connecting with our own emotions, flowers are a great way for us to connect with others. For every sentiment and a message, there’s a flower that matches its meaning. Thanks, congratulations, apologies, romantic gesture and so on.

At Brant Florist we can provide the perfect custom arrangements for any occasion. No matter the colour or flower type you ask for, we’ve got it. Whatever meaning you want your flowers to convey, we know the best flowers for any occasion. All our flower arrangements are hand made by our floral artists to give your gift that unique personal touch. Let us help you brighten someone’s day. Browse our online catalogue or contact us at 905-634-2658.

2016 Canadian Tulip Festival

Brant Florist TulipsThe Canadian Tulip Festival is one of our favourite flower festivals, held in Ottawa city each year. This year the festival runs from May 12-23 at the Aberdeen Tulip Pavilion at Lansdowne Park.

The story of the tulip festival goes back to the 1940’s when the Dutch Royal Family was exiled out of the Netherlands. The family found safety and lived in Ottawa for five years before going back to the Netherlands.

As a way of expressing her gratitude for her stay in Canada, Princess Juliana sent many gifts back to the people of Canada. One gift was 100,000 tulip bulbs, with a request to plant them on the grounds of the Ottawa Civic Hospital. Juliana continued to send tulip bulbs to Canada each year until 1980.

The ]display of tulips around Ottawa generated great interest from Canadians and quickly became a tourist attraction at springtime.

Today, over 1 million tulips bloom throughout the Tulip Route, and The Canadian Tulip Festival now includes entertainment and activities for all ages during the week that the festival runs.

As flower enthusiasts at Brant Florist, we are excited that the National Tulip Festival is just around the corner. This means that local tulips will be springing up all around your town as well, providing colourful reminders that spring is finally here.

These flowers bloom in so many perfect for springtime colours, there are so many combinations you can create. Tulips are a sure way to liven up your home or office. Visit the Brant Florist Tulips page for beautiful tulip arrangements this spring!

3 Steps To Choosing the Best Valentine’s Day Gift

Most people make choosing the right gift too hard – which leads to a lot of stress and bad gifts. You don’t want to purchase something that will get thrown out the next day and you don’t want to get a gift that they expect. Plus, after you decide on the gift, you still have to deal with actually going out and purchasing it. However, if you follow theses three simple steps it does not have to be a difficult task at all.

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1. What are their interests? You have to think about what they like before you can get much further in this process. You do not have to get them a gift that is directly related to their interests, but you need to have a general feel of what they like to do in order to get the best Valentine’s Day gift for them. If you have been seeing that special someone for a while then you should probably know a few of their hobbies or special interests. Use these to your advantage.

2. Translate their interests into a Valentine’s theme – this is the part where you can really get creative. After you have nailed down what their interests are, then you need to apply this to some type of Valentine’s theme. Here are a few Valentine’s themes to consider – soft things, edible things and expensive things. Take one of their interests, playing soccer for example, and apply this to edible things. Voila – you could buy them chocolates in the shape of soccer balls. Do they enjoy music? Apply this to the expensive things theme and get them a bracelet with a music note on it. Do they love a certain television show? Based on the theme of soft things you could get them a plush animal dressed up as their favourite character.

3. Research and find it – this is where a lot of us let ourselves down. We decide on the perfect gift but have no idea where to find it. In my opinion, the best place to find the best Valentine’s Day gift is online. On the Internet you have an endless amount of possibilities to choose from. Plus, if you cannot find the specific gift you’re looking for, then you will certainly be able to find a few different items that you can put together to create it yourself.

See? Gift giving doesn’t need to be difficult at all. Simply follow these 3 simple steps and you’ll enjoy Valentine’s Day once more.