Monthly Archives: May 2016

The Burlington Horticultural Society Flower Show

The Burlington Horticultural Society is a volunteer, non-profit organization. Their members have a mission to make and keep Burlington beautiful with plants, gardens and flowers around the community. For those who love to garden, the Burlington Horticultural Society is there to support your passion.

Burlington Horticultural Society Flower ShowThe first June meeting the Burlington Horticultural Society is having is also a Flower Show open to the public. This annual flower show invites local horticulturalists – both aspiring and seasoned – to enter their flowers into the show to be recognized for their green thumbs and beautifully grown flora. This gathering of locally grown flowers draws Burlington residents to the show to admire and enjoy. This will be a night for admiring local flowers and learning a little something as well, about flowers and gardens and how they grow in a different part of the world.

The guest speaker this year is Virginia Jameson, giving a talk on Gardens of Switzerland, which are numerous and spectacular.

As flower enthusiasts ourselves at Brant Florist, we are delighted that spring and summer flowers are so joyously and publically celebrated locally in our town as well as around the world. Among their many benefits, flowers bring people together! We’re excited to come together around flowers in Burlington for this year’s Flower Show in June.

The Burlington Horticultural Flower Show takes place on June 8, 2016 at the Burlington Seniors’ Centre – 2285 New St. Burlington, Ontario from 7:30pm-10:00pm.

Visit www.burlingtonhs.com or contact burlhortsoc@gmail.com for more information.

This Year’s Summer Wedding Flower Trends

Wedding season is finally here! If you’re planning a summer wedding, you were likely eager for spring to arrive so you can choose the perfect flowers to compliment your colour scheme of your wedding.

Here are this year’s hottest wedding flower trends to help you choose your colours and/or flowers for your summer 2016 wedding.

Pastels

Pastels are this seasons colour trend; pastel shades, “Rose Quartz” and “Serenity” were chosen by Pantone for the colour of the year for 2016. Whatever colour it is that you’re choosing for your wedding, finding flowers in a pastel shade of that colour will give an elegant and classic touch to your wedding.

Pastel shades of any colour go well with white (to go perfectly with that white wedding dress), light grey or any light shade of neutral to compliment your pastel colour. Consider these neutral shades for your vases or ribbons for your wedding flowers.

Simple and Classy

Nothing says “classy wedding” like a simple flower arrangement with clean neutrals to compliment your classic white dress.

Think white on white with clear, white or silver vases for a simple and classy flower arrangement. White roses are the perfect option for this simple and stylish trend.

Fresh Cut and Wild

Create a fresh and rustic look with your wedding centrepieces by add vines, sprigs, herbs and different sized and coloured blossoms for a more rustic look to your centrepieces and bouquets. This is a perfect option for an outdoor wedding.

Have fun with designing your own arrangement with all of your preferred colours and other “wild” elements to add to your centrepieces!

Variety

Mix it up at your wedding by making each wedding centrepiece different. Not all the tables, or your bridesmaid’s bouquets, need to look the same! This element of variety is very trendy this year. You can either stick with a similar colour and a different variety of flower type, or choose all different colours of flowers and use all of your favourite colours that you just couldn’t choose from this year.

Boutonnieres and corsages

Match your boutonnieres for your groomsmen to your bridesmaids’ flower bouquets or corsages.

If you’re going with the variSummer Wedding Trend Bridesmaids Flowers | Brant Florist Wedding Flowersety trend, make sure the flower in the groomsman’s boutonniere is the same colour flower as the bouquet of the bridesmaid’s that he is walking down the aisle! This keeps the variety as a fresh element and keeps a unified consistency to your wedding party.

Fresh and Local

A guaranteed trend this year is that of local and seasonal. By choosing wedding flowers that are in season where you are holding your wedding, you’re ensuring not only the freshest cut flowers, but also that they are from a local florist.

There is no better choice than supporting local businesses and displaying flower arrangements that were prepared only days before your big day.

Our website is organized and categorized by season and occasion for so many more ideas on summer wedding flower trends for 2016!

If you’re still deciding the trend of wedding flowers you’ll be going with this summer, give us a call at 877-545-5535 and our team of designers will be more than happy to assist you with choosing the perfect arrangements for your summer wedding.

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!