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3 Ways to Celebrate Canada’s 150th Anniversary

This year marks Canada’s 150th birthday! If you live in Canada or perhaps have Canadian roots, it is definitely time to celebrate and there are no shortage of ways to show your Canadian pride and have fun!

Celebrate Canada With a Festive Floral Bouquet

Flowers are perfect for just about every celebration. A bouquet made with Canada’s national colours of red and white is particularly appropriate for Canada Day. A beautiful choice is this Hugs and Kisses Bouquet With Red Roses. The colour scheme jives perfectly with that of the Canadian flag. This lovely bouquet is made up of red roses, red mini carnations, pink carnations and white daisy spray chrysanthemums. Beautiful greenery finishes the display and the flowers are delivered in a lavish red vase.Canada Day floral bouquet by Brant FloristCelebrate Canada with these gorgeous Red Miniature Carnations and White Daisies. This aesthetically stunning bouquet is carefully arranged to provide the ultimate visual impact. The flowers are grouped in a “d” glass cube. The rich red mini carnations and pure white daisies are the perfect hues to celebrate Canada’s birthday. Place a couple miniature Canadian flags in these flowers for a patriotic touch and proudly display them in your living room window, on your dining room table or another visible area.

Get out and celebrate Canada’s 150th by attending a family-fun event. There are so many events and activities happening right across the country and we’ve picked out a few of our top choices:

1. Enjoy Rendez-Vous 2017 in Quebec City

Head on out to Rendez-Vous 2017 to commemorate Canada’s history. This event takes place from July 18 to July 23 with more than 40 majestic Tall Ships sailing through various ports to reach Quebec City for a few days of fun-filled family activities! The historic Quebec City is the central rallying point for a 7,000 nautical mile transatlantic race that honours Canada’s 150th birthday. This is an amazing opportunity to experience the gorgeous Tall Ships in person.

2. Take in the La Machine Performance in the Nation’s Capital of Ottawa

Ottawa has a multitude of activities planned to celebrate. One of the more unique events is the La Machine performances, running between July 26 to July 30. Ottawa will play host to the North American debut as part of the yearlong celebration of our nation’s 150th birthday. La Machine is a science fiction story with some truly spectacular mechanical creatures roaming the streets of Ottawa. There is even a gigantic dragon that breathes fire! Great for all ages!

3. Visit Canada Place in Vancouver

Vancouver will welcome over one million people for this year’s Canada Place event between July 1 and July 3 to celebrate! The Canada Place event is the largest Canada Day celebration, aside from those in Ottawa. Fun events are planned for all ages including a sure-to-be spectacular fireworks show, the Canadian Forces Zone, a citizenship ceremony and plenty of yummy food trucks!

Happy 150th Birthday, Canada!

Red and white floral bouquet by Brant FloristBrant Florist is proud to be Canadian and we look forward to making your Canada Day celebration even more memorable with a gorgeous bouquet. Each of our floral arrangements is hand made with the ultimate attention to detail. Our team even provides a customized note with each bouquet to make it as personalized as possible. Contact us today and place your order by phone at 877-545-5535 , by e-mail at info@brantflorist.com or order online by visiting our website at www.brantflorist.com.   We accept most credit cards, Pay Pal and Interac Online. Order your flower bouquet from us today!

Shorter Days, Darker Nights, Bring Flowers in your Home to Brighten your Days

Happy Blooms Basket of Flowers

With winter comes sorter days and darker nights and things can become a bit dreary. Rather than sit in the gloom that winter time often brings, bring some color and light in to your home with beautiful fresh cut flowers.

The winter blues can bring even the highest of spirits when the days are short and icy cold. It is hard to get out and about and be around others when you need those moments of connections. For the elderly, this is almost impossible. A great way to help keep the spirits up of your own and your loved ones is to gift flowers. It allows you to make a connection with another no matter what the weather holds outside your doors. It can bring that much needed smile to an elderly’s face and make an entire week or longer one of joy!

Don’t let the shorter days and darker nights bring on the winter blues to you or anyone you care about. Brighten yours and others days with a gift of beautiful fresh cut flowers from Brant Florist.

Contemporary New Years Flowers

Mod About You

The New Year is an opportunity to start new things, try new things and let go of some old that have kept one down. It is also a great time to set your own trends and a fun place to start is with your New Years Flowers. You can go with traditional flowers used to celebrate the holidays, or you can go off the beaten path and bring a entirely new look into your home just with flowers! Think contemporary flowers. This can be in a an exotic nature or colors of flower arrangements you would not necessarily combine such as purples with greens and orange tones together.

Traditional New Year Flowers are generally deep blues, whites, and even left over Christmas flowers. Why not try decorating with flowers such as orchids or Amaryllis? Both are gorgeous flowers and can add accents to your home that emit class, sophistication, and new beginnings!

Choose flowers that exude the holiday spirit. If you are sending New Year flowers to another, you may want to play it a little safer and stick to more traditional arrangements, but for your own home, bring in the New Year in a new light with a fresh look at flowers! Pick up on the upcoming color trends for the year. Have fun with them and do not limit yourself. There really is never a wrong flower for any occasion!

Keeping your Christmas Flowers Fresh

Silver Lining

Flowers are a lovely gift to receive for Christmas. When you do get such a wonderful gift, you want to take the extra measures to keep your Christmas flowers fresh for as long as possible. To keep your Christmas flowers fresh for an extended period of time, follow these easy steps:

Check your Christmas flowers daily to ensure it has proper water. Your Christmas flower vase, container, or liner should always have fresh room temperature water. Even floral arrangements with Styrofoam liners should have adequate water to keep your Christmas flowers as fresh as possible. When ever you completely change the water in your Christmas flower arrangements, makes sure to clean the container as well. Use the fresh flower food the florist provides on delivery with all flowers. Use as directed. Improper use can actually cause more damage and premature aging of your flowers.

Every few days trim the stems of your Christmas flowers back to give them a better drink way to intake fresh water. Cutting the steam at an angle also gives the flowers the best chance of taking up fresh water. Remove any spent or damaged blooms or foliage that falls below the waterline in the vase.

If you are concerned of disturbing the Christmas flower arrangement order, simply tie a piece of twine around the stems just above the vase line. While holding your Christmas flowers from twine tied location gently turn over, cut stems with sharp scissors, and return to vase, arrangement unharmed.

Be sure no debris is floating in the water (such as leaves and stem parts) as this could promote the growth of bacteria, which can shorten a flower’s life. Most flowers prefer temperatures between 65 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit (18 to 22 degrees Celsius) and are best displayed away from direct sunlight, heating or cooling vents, directly under ceiling fans, or on top of televisions or radiators, which give off heat and can cause flowers to dehydrate.

Following these few simple steps will help extend the life of your Christmas flowers while keeping them fresh.

Creating your Holiday Dream Decor with Christmas Wreaths and Flowers

Golden Evergreen Wreath

The great thing about holiday decorating is the options are unlimited and you can be as creative or crazy as you want! You have the power, you have the control. I guess that goes with all decorating in your home or your office. One of the greatest things about Brant Florist is they allow you to add your creative thoughts to any holiday arrangement or wreath you order. Pick and choose your flower choice, pick and choose your colors to match your holiday decorations, and add accents to give your holiday decorations you personal style. You can add ribbons and other non-floral accessories to any arrangement or item purchased from the Brant Florist website.

If you want to add your own special touches, Brant Florist will work with you to create the perfect arrangements to accent those touched expertly. Say you want a Holiday wreath but your theme is snowmen – traditional whites and blues for your Holiday décor. Brant Florist can add the flowers, bows or whatever other accessories to help accent your wreath. Let them know that you have a snowman of your own you want to add into the wreath once delivered and tell them where you are thinking about placing it, and they will work with you to make sure the area you want to add it is free so once placed the look is complete and perfect!

Have fun ordering and creating with Brant Florist and have the holiday décor of your dreams!