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Simple Landscaping Tips Anyone Can Benefit From

Welcome HomeWhen you buy a home, you do so with dreams. Maybe your dream was to renovate your yard, but somewhere along the way you were derailed. Have no fear because help is here! This article will give you some simple strategies to help you to tackle your problems and renew your landscape. (And you thought we were only interested in cut flowers!)

Plan out what time of the year you are going to buy your supplies in order to save money. For example, lumber does not cost as much in the winter as it does in the summer. You can also find better deals on trees, soil and perennials later in the season when not as many people are buying them.

Design your landscape with distinctive seasons in mind. Choose plants that bloom at different times of the year so that different parts of your landscape are always in bloom. This keeps your landscape fresh and interesting and ensures that it won’t be completely dead during certain times of the year.

Check out all the available sources for the landscape products you plan on buying before actually making your purchase. Online vendors often offer discount coupons that can help you save a substantial amount of money. Your local arboretum, or botanical garden may also hold a local plant sale, or swap.

Invest in fresh mulch each spring. It is going to look cleaner, and will add a good bit of curb appeal to your home. Keeping fresh mulch around your flower beds will slow the weed growth. If you live in an area where termites are a problem, consider using pine needles, bark, or pea gravel instead.

Your dreams can come true, if you use what you’ve read here and start working on your yard today. The most simple of idea can have a huge impact, so start small and build up as you go. Every minute you put into it will show in the final result, so dedicate yourself to change and you’ll be pleasantly surprised in the end.

*TIP* for instant interior gardening … just add potted plants!

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Keeping your Christmas Greenery Fresh

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Christmas greenery such as garland and wreaths add the perfect accents to your Christmas décor. You want them to last as long as the season and often times longer to bring in the New Year. With just a few simple tips, you can keep your live Christmas greenery, green and fresh right through the New Year!

When you order your Christmas Greenery online through Brant Florist you can be assured you get the freshest, greenest, live greenery and that is the biggest of the tips I have for you. Starting with fresh live greenery is important in their longevity.

When your beautiful Christmas greenery is delivered, avoid placing it in locations here it is exposed to direct sunlight for long periods of time or heat. This will help extend it’s life by reducing drying factors of the sun and heat.

Spray indoor wreaths, garland, swags, and other greenery with a hand held mister once on a weekly basis. If you have no other option then to place your Christmas greenery in direct sunlight, mist it at least twice a week. It is best to water/mist your greenery with spring or well water. Chlorinated water can actually dry the greenery out somewhat. When your Christmas flower arrangements contain Christmas greenery, pay close attention to water level. Christmas greens are greedy and will suck up all the water fast; make sure the flowers are getting their fair share!

Long Distance Gift Exchange

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Sadly enough, not all loved ones can gather for the holidays. Some families are spread so far apart that when the holiday times come around, they have found other avenues to share some sort of normalcy in holiday traditions. One of those is drawing name for gift exchange. Rather then passing a hat that most families would do over eggnog or hot cider the previous year, families separated by the miles count on the Internet and the good old postal system to “draw names”.

Once the names are drawn, each purchases a gift for the name they received. However, with distance also come a similar distance in familiarity with what the others may need or want for the holidays. Children for the most part are simple to gift during the holidays – the latest fad toy, video games, etc. Adults however can pose more of a challenge. Gift exchange over the miles in turn can become impersonal with gifts of gift cards or trinkets that collect dust over time and discarded. If you are in a long distance gift exchange the challenges it poses can be easily lightened and made personal by a gift of a holiday flower arrangement or a holiday gift basket. Flowers are always a welcomed gift in any home. They bring joy and smiles to all. They can be easily personalized from those things that do not change in time, such as favorite color, birth flower, or even favorite types of flowers. Gift baskets can incorporate your loved ones favorite snacks, fruits, or other gourmet items. You can add flowers, a green plant, stuffed animal, and more to them. Don’t let the distance turn your holiday into impersonal trinkets. Give a gift that goes straight to the heart – a gift from Brant Florist.

Christmas Flower Meanings that make for a Holly Jolly Christmas!

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There is always so much joy in the air around the Christmas holiday time; it is too bad that it doesn’t flow throughout the year for everyone. I particularly love the spirit of Christmas, the colors, the decorations, and the vibrancy it brings out in people. Maybe it is part of the reason I love flowers so much, because each and every flower has a way to bring out that same feeling, even when it isn’t the Christmas season.

Flowers are packed full of meaning, history, and even ancient legends of love. However, what about those beautiful accents used in Christmas floral arrangements such as myrtle, holly, Mistletoe, fir, pine and moss? Not only do they add the perfect accents to holiday arrangements, they also carry their own special meanings that add to the spirit of Christmas floral arrangements.

Let’s take a look at a few of those wonderful foliage that give the perfect touch to these gorgeous Christmas flower arrangements.

Holly is one of the leading accents in Christmas floral arrangement. Holly holds the floral meaning of domestic happiness. The meaning itself – domestic happiness – is a big part of what the holiday is all about so it couldn’t be more perfect. The secondary meaning of Holly is defense or protection. With the two meanings, with Holly in a Christmas flower arrangement, it is wishing the recipient a safe and happy home/life.

Mistletoe without doubt plays a fun roll in the holiday festivities. Who doesn’t love to sneak a little kiss in under the mistletoe with their favorite person? Mistletoe brings to Christmas love, from new blooming love to long lasting love. It fits perfectly in with the season meaning.

Myrtle is such universal foliage during this season that emits the meaning of love and unity. For the Jewish, Myrtle is a Hebrew emblem of marriage. With Myrtle in your holiday flower arrangements, you are gifting love, luck, as well as holiday cheer.

Firs used to accent Christmas flower arrangements emit the feelings of strength and durability to life’s challenges. In nature, firs are strong and can withstand most of what the world can throw their way. In Christmas flower arrangements, they give those deep luscious greens, a great fragrance, and delivery the meaning of undeniable strength.

Brant Florist is happy to help you create the perfect meaning you are wanting to express this holiday season in beautiful flower arrangements, bouquets and even gift baskets. Give the best gift this year in one that is full of meaning expressed like none other then flowers and their foliage.

Gifting Proper Corporate Christmas Gifts


Many large corporation send out corporate gifts for the holidays however due to the large diversity of people and beliefs, they have to be careful not to offend anyone in the process. Choosing a suitable Christmas corporate gift can be challenging, especially if you are sending to a large number of people that you are not sure of beliefs and practices. Safe bets that can work for any individual are Christmas gift bouquets, Christmas floral arrangement, a simple basket of Christmas flowers, gift baskets, or perhaps Chocolate Gift Basket. The word Christmas is in front of the description only symbolizes the arrangement types focusing on traditional holiday colors of the season. You should avoid getting corporate gifts that have any religious symbolism or even Santa symbolism on them unless you know the recipient personally. What is so great about gifting flowers or gift baskets as they offer the diversity you as a corporation are looking for. You can easily select one item to gift for all and be perfectly safe in your holiday gifting.

Corporate Christmas gifts were commonly only gifted to the bigger clients that provided a lot of revenue through out the year in order to show appreciation and keep a solid business relationship. Now days, act of gifting not only is done with clients, but employees. This has proven to pay off nicely for companies by increasing workplace moral and productivity. Whether you are sending corporate gifts to large clients or to employees, you will find a huge selection of corporate Christmas gifts to choose from through the Brant Florist website! Everyone likes to be appreciated and the holidays are a great time to show that by gifting Corporate Christmas gifts.