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.

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!

Shopping For Gifts

When thinking about flowers as an idea for a gift, it will usually be Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day or sometime when we are in a hurry, and didn’t shop for a gift in advance. However if you have had the opportunity to look at the florist online web sites you will know they have some great ideas and some of them don’t even have to include flowers!

When it comes to special occasions, online florists have a floral arrangement for just about every occasion you can think of. If Father’s Day came to mind, yes, they have floral arrangements for Father’s Day and ‘For Him’ on Valentine’s Day too.

Not everyone wants flowers. There are people who would prefer a plant. Florists have plant arrangements also. In fact if you will check out their web sites you will see they have all sorts of gift baskets. There is the spa gift basket, the chocolate lover’s gift basket, the fruit baskets and of course the new baby baskets. Some of these baskets will include flowers and some will not. It is your choice as far as what you will be sending to that someone in need of a gift.

Some where over time the flower shop has transformed into a great gift shop, and if you haven’t checked it out lately you are missing out on a great place to get gifts when you are in a crunch and need something fast. Many florist offer same day delivery and that includes the florists who are online.

The next time you go to work and find out today is a co-worker’s last day, and you need to get something to be delivered (as if you had planned it for months,) check out the florists online and have them deliver something that day. You are sure to find the perfect parting gift at a moment’s notice.