Category Archives: Spring Flowers

Surprise your Recent Graduate with a Beautiful Flower Arrangement

June has arrived and that means there are all sorts of new graduates! If you have a middle school, high school or college senior in your life, say congratulations for his or her academic achievements with a beautiful floral arrangement designed by Brant Florist.

Flower Arrangements for Recent Graduates

The graduate in your life will likely receive plenty of standard graduation gifts ranging from cash to gift certificates, gift cards, etc. Celebrate your daughter, son, nephew or niece’s academic accomplishments by doing something different. A flower arrangement from Brant Florist is a unique gift that will light up the graduate’s eyes and give him or her something truly pleasurable to enjoy. The best part is that flowers last much longer than a single day. They will be around for a while, providing your recipient with extended joy across the initial weeks of the summer.

Take a look at our selection of graduation flowers. Whether you are looking for roses, orchids, carnations, daisies or a flower-chocolate combination, we have them. The graduate in your life will absolutely adore our Rose Bouquet With Chocolates. Stunning pink roses with lush greens are grouped in a translucent glass vase. The flowers are complemented by eight pieces of delicious chocolates. This is the the graduation gift that will remembered forever.

Consider our Pastel Peace Basket. This flower collection has a little bit of everything from fuchsia gerbera daisies to lavender roses, purple larkspur, traditional daisies, pink miniature carnations and purple matsumoto. The flowers are grouped together in a beautiful white handled basket. This flower collection appeals to graduates of all backgrounds and interests. There really is something for everyone in this lovely basket.

Imagine walking across the stage, receiving a diploma, tossing your hat in the air and finding this Deeply Devoted Rose Bouquet upon returning home. This graduation gift is fairly simple and straightforward yet it makes a powerful impression. The roses are both bold and beautiful. You can select one, two or three roses. They will be shipped in a beautiful red or clear glass bud base.

If you are looking for an especially classy flower and vase combination, look no further than our popular Thoughts of You Roses in a Vase. It is one of our most visually stunning flower and vase gifts. This display of red roses is enough to impress every graduate, no matter how picky they are or expensive their tastes might be. The vase is a beauty in and of itself. Its sparkling aesthetic jives perfectly with the rich red roses and lush greenery.

The Brant Florist Difference

Pick out some flowers from our vast inventory and you will find we do things much differently than the rest of the crowd. Our floral experts go the extra mile with each flower order. We treat each floral arrangement as if it is being sent to one of our loved ones. Our team puts together every single flower arrangement by hand. We sweat all the subtleties to ensure your recipient is ecstatic with his or her new flowers. Our floral team even goes as far as adding a customized note to each flower arrangement.

Our mission is to custom tailor every flower delivery to put a lasting smile on each recipient’s face. This is the personalized flower bouquet the graduate in your life deserves. 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!

Our 4 Favourite Spring Flowers

Spring is here! Time to put away your winter jackets and enjoy the next season.  Start Spring the right way: With a beautiful bouquet of Spring flowers from Brant Florist. Our colourful arrangements are sure to brighten up any room, home or office. See what our favourite Spring flowers are.

Tulips

The tulip is a bulbous plant stemming from the lily family. This beautiful herbaceous herb features glamorous flowers that are sure to add that brightness and cheer to your spring days. The flower’s genus range reaches all the way to North Africa, the Iberian Peninsula, Turkey, Greece and even the Palestinian Territories.

Tulips Spring Flowers by Brant Florist

We absolutely adore this spring-blooming perennial. It features a flowering stalk that rises through its delicate leaves. Tulips are available in an array of colors save for pure blue. The tulip is considered a symbol of heaven on earth in Turkish culture. Tulips were a common topic for Persian poets back in the 13th century. This stunning flower was considered a symbol of indulgence in the times of the Ottoman Empire. The Empire’s wealthiest period was referred to as the Tulip Era. The emblem of Iran is shaped to mimic a tulip as an ode to those who perished for the country.

Carnations

A bouquet featuring carnations is exactly what your kitchen, office or bedroom needs this spring. Though no one is sure of the carnation’s origin, it is assumed the flower is from the Mediterranean region. This herbaceous perennial boasts greyish blue-green leaves. The flowers are produced alone or in groups upwards of five per cyme. Lean in to sniff a carnation and you will immediately notice its sweet scent. Though the first carnations were bright pink and purple, contemporary carnations range from green to yellow, white and red. Certain carnation cultivars serve as boutonnieres for men.

Carnation Spring Flowers by Brant Florist

This lovely flower symbolizes love, awe and distinction. Though few know it, the carnation is used as a symbol for socialism as well as the labor movement. The white carnation stands for good luck and undying love. Striped versions of this flower represent disappointment that a love can’t be shared.

Lillies

Spring Flowers Lilies by Brant Florist

Lillies are flowering plants of the most beautiful variety. This really is the perfect springtime plant. These large perennials often grow upwards of six feet all. Part of the beauty of lillies is that their flowers produce a lovely fragrance. The flower’s appeal also lies in its incredible range of colors. Lillies are available in white, orange, red, purple, pink and yellow.

Daisies

Brant Florist Spring Flowers Daisies

Daisies are just one form of the chrysanthemum plant family. The Spring daisies main colours include white, yellow, green and various shades of mauve. Whereas the Fall season brings shades of rust, burgundy and butterscotch.  Spring daisies typically grow 30 to 35 inches in height. Few know that the word “daisy” is considered to be a “corruption of the eye of the day” as the flower’s head closes in the dark and re-opens in the light.

Springtime Flowers are Available at Brant Florist

We’ve got the best spring flowers ready for delivery to your home or to your special someone. We hand-make each floral arrangement and provide a personalized note to make the delivery of this bouquet that much more meaningful. Order online or contact us today at info@brantflorist.com or 877-545-5535 to place your order.

Prom and Graduation Flowers for corsage and boutonnieres

School is coming to an end, which means it’s officially time to get ready for prom and graduation!

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Both prom and graduation ceremonies are important traditions symbolizing the transition out of highschool and onto the next phase of a young person’s life. This transition is celebrated with a formal end of year ceremony and party, complete with beautiful gowns and tuxedos. Traditionally, the outfit for prom isn’t complete without a corsage for the lady and a boutonniere for the gentleman. Here are some ideas for choosing the perfect flower arrangement for yourself or your date to prom!

Match the dress

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It’s common to match the corsage and boutonniere to the colour of the lady’s dress. Once you’ve found that perfect dress for prom, you can shop for a corsage for yourself, or a boutonniere for your date that matches perfectly! If you’re buying a corsage for your date, make sure to inquire about the colour of her dress before corsage shopping.

Order early                           

It’s a good idea to place your order as soon as you know what colour you’re looking for to ensure the best selection. However, it’s not such a good idea to pick up your order early. By asking a real florist for delivery on the day before prom, they will ensure that it’s as fresh as possible when it gets to you.

Refrigerate

Keep your small flower arrangements in their plastic containers and store them in the refrigerator the night before prom. This will keep them looking fresh and will keep their colour and shape for the big night.

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Spray the ends of the flowers

Before putting your corsage or boutonniere in the fridge, spray the ends of the flowers with water from a spray bottle. This will keep the flowers hydrated and fresh for longer, so you don’t end up wearing wilting flowers towards the end of prom night.

Don’t wait to order your perfect corsage and boutonniere for prom night. Browse our prom corsage and boutonniere selection and call Brant Florist at 905-639-7001 to place your order for the perfect prom corsage or boutonniere.

Annual Spring Canadian Tulip Festival is Here

The Canadian Tulip Festival is one of the prettiest festivals held in Ottawa city each year. This year the festival runs from May 12-23 this year at the indoor Aberdeen Tulip Pavilion at Lansdowne Park.

The legacy of the number of tulips in Canada’s capital city goes back to the 1940’s when the Dutch Royal Family was exiled out of the Netherlands. The family’s Princess Juliana eventually found safety in Ottawa. Princess Juliana and her children lived in safety in Canada for 5 years before going back to the Netherlands. Canadian-Tulip-Festival1

As a way of expressing her gratitude for her stay in Ottawa, Princess Juliana sent 100,000 tulip bulbs to the people of Canada, with a request to plant them on the grounds of the Ottawa Civic Hospital. Juliana continued to send tulip bulbs to Canada each year of her reign as Queen, which ended only in 1980.

The beautiful display of tulips around Ottawa generated great interest from Canadians and quickly became a tourist attraction at springtime. The blooming of these springtime flowers represents the end of winter and the Tulip Festival is a reminder that spring has arrived.

Today, over 1 million tulips bloom throughout Ottawa, and The Canadian Tulip Festival now includes entertainment 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 here once again. This means that local tulips will be popping up around your town as well, providing beautiful reminders that spring is finally here.Tulips_Brant_Florist_Flowers

These symbolic flowers bloom in so many springtime colours, the combinations are endless.

Visit our curated tulip page and bring the joy of spring home with one of our beautiful tulip arrangements.