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

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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.

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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.

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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…

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…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.

Three Simple Ways to Appreciate Your Boss for Boss’ Week

October 17th is the beginning of Boss’ Week! Time to show your employer or supervisor some appreciation. You could show your gratitude for the support and advice they’ve given you, or simply your thanks for their continued confidence in you.

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There’s no better way to convey your appreciation for your boss than a gift of flowers. This year we’ve got a large selection of beautiful flowers ready for Boss’ Week. We’ve also got three sure ways you could thank and impress your boss.

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Smile Often – A smile goes a long way! Smiling while you interact with your boss can show interest, engagement, commitment and appreciation all on its own. You’re conveying that you like their presence and their conversation. You can easily turn a depressing discussion about a negative subject into something completely different through a simple smile. In addition, they say that when you smile the world smiles with you. If you smile at your boss they’re likely to smile back. Improving their mood in this way will make you seem an overall more pleasant person to have around.

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Dine Together – One of the most commonplace gifts North Americans get for their bosses is treating them to a nice meal. It’s a great way to share a personal moment with your boss and get to know them better. If you treat them to a specific cuisine that they like it’s even better, as you’ll demonstrate that you’ve paid attention to them as a person, not just as a boss.

Add to this time together a flower centerpiece to carry on your sentiment of appreciation.

This idea has become so popular that in some companies the employees have turned Boss’ Day into a different celebration, such as Toast Day. For this occasion everybody brings something they can toast, including bread, bagels, etc. They share it with their boss and coworkers, forming a simple potluck.

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Create a More Personal Bond – As we mentioned for the food, getting your boss something that has personal interest to them indicates that you’ve paid attention to and value them as a human being, not just as your supervisor.

Do they have a hobby? Consider a book they’d enjoy. If their hobby is gardening or floral care, you’re in luck, as a bouquet of beautiful flowers would be just the thing to brighten their day. Are they part of a local cause or group? Perhaps you could make a donation or get involved. Do they have a family, perhaps young children? They might just appreciate something cute and cuddly like a teddy bear.

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This year, give your boss something they won’t soon forget. It might be something to enhance their personal pursuits, a lovely meal or even just your winning smile. Whatever you decide, don’t forget the beautiful flowers to complete the gesture. You can see Brant Florist’s full lineup of Boss’ Week flowers here.

What White Flowers Really Mean

Flowers are undoubtedly one of the best gifts one can give. They are suitable for any occasion or holiday and can be used for both men and women. When choosing a flower, however, you must be careful and take into consideration the type and the color of the flower. Thus, white flowers usually convey purity and innocence. Their meaning varies a lot and you should be familiar with it before choosing a white flower as a gift. The following lines will focus on their meaning exactly. So, here is some piece of information you might find useful.

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Since white flowers are representative of the innocent they are perfect for weddings. What is more they white reflect the sunlight so it is the perfect choice to make this day the brightest one of your life. Furthermore, white is like grey and black that is to say it is a non-color. This definitely give advantage to white flowers because they will suit any occasion and color. Just be careful not to set them as the main color of your event. They will do much better work as a neat and simple background which will help for the contrast of colors.

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A curious fact is that white symbolizes different things in different cultures. For example, while in western cultures white flowers can match a wedding in eastern cultures white flowers are usually used at funerals and are related to mourning. The latter is probably because white can also be related to God and the heavenly so it is natural that it is used to send the soul to its new beginning.
On the other hand, white is in many cultures anxiousness because it is the color of hospitals, doctors, and dentists. So, a white flower in this case would hardly be the simple purity it mainly stands for.

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Basically, white as a color, along with the white flower, is wisdom, simplicity, purity, and innocence; everything which is sacred. It is no wonder this is the case since it all comes from nature. Most things which have the color of white in nature are things like snow, swan, clouds, and doves. All things that are pure and untouched by the hand of men; all things that are divine.

In accordance with the above-mentioned it should be said that in feng shui white flowers and white as a color are used a lot as they give a sense of peace and tranquility. White flowers are the most peaceful ones because white is the cleanest color. This is probably the reason why it is also used in people’s homes and especially for rooms like bathrooms and rooms for meditation where you can be left alone with yourself.

White flowers are by far the best choice for different occasions and for your garden you can make when it comes to flowers. You can never be wrong when choosing a white flower because its meaning is the simplest one, namely honesty. By giving someone a white flower you say that you are honest in your intentions of being friends with them. Symbolizing the new beginning it is just the right option for a wedding or to burry the axe with someone.

How To Get Your Kids In The Garden

Do you always admire your neighbor’s pristine garden. You might think that your neighbor has a secret formula to a lovely garden. The truth is that there is no gardening “secret”. It just requires you to properly be looking after your plants, and a little know how. Begin your search for gardening knowledge with the tips below and get ready to develop an even greener thumb.

To defend your garden from errant dogs, spray something with a strong scent, including aftershave or old perfume around the perimeter of the garden. This kind of scent is going to mask the scents your dog is attracted to. If your dog has no interesting smell to follow, the garden will not be a tempting place.

Don’t you hate it how fresh mint leaves take over all of your garden, even though you love them? Rein their growth; you can do this simply by planting mint inside a larger garden container or pot. If you prefer, you can even place the container in the ground, but the pot’s walls will prevent the mint from spreading and being a nuisance in your garden.

All soil is not the same. You need to check the soil to make sure it’s the best for what you’re planting. Many nurseries offer a soil analysis service, which will tell you what nutrients your soil is lacking and what you can do about it. You can often find Cooperative Extension offices that provide this service, which can help to make your garden flourish.

Use a fence to border your garden before you start to plant it. A protective barrier that protects a garden from animals gives plants the chance they need to grow from seeds to maturity.

Sod should be laid correctly. You want to prepare the soil before you lay down the sod. Remove any weeds, and break the soil up into a fine tilth. When the soil is clean, pack it tightly and create a flat surface. Now make sure the soil is thoroughly dampened. You want the sod laid down in staggered rows, and the joints to be offset from each other. Firm sod until there is an even, flat surface; fill in gaps with soil. Water the sod every day for a couple of weeks. Then it should be rooted well and ready for foot traffic.

As you can probably see, each of these simple suggestions is easy to implement. All it takes is some basic information and then you can set out to apply those ideas within your garden. Watch your garden to see how different plants respond to these new techniques. When one technique fails, try something new. Be patient, and before long, your garden will be the envy of your neighbors.

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May’s Florister Newsletter

May Spring Be Short, and Summer Long!

Hello and welcome to the May edition of the Florister! Last month I quoted Ralph Waldo Emerson so in keeping with something literary, here’s a poem that sums up where we are right now: half way between winter and summer:

The sun was warm but the wind was chill.
You know how it is with an April day
When the sun is out and the wind is still,
You’re one month on in the middle of May.
But if you so much as dare to speak,
A cloud comes over the sunlit arch,
A wind comes off a frozen peak,
And you’re two months back in the middle of March.

~ Robert Frost (1874–1963)

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