Tag Archives: Custom Floral Design

Harvest Flowers

Graceful Glow CenterpieceHi there, it’s Ken Bolt from Brant Florist and with Thanksgiving and similar harvest-themed festivities coming to many parts of the world this month, one of the best-selling and most popular requests we receive is for a harvest-themed centrepiece for the table. Often, of course, people want to purchase the flowers and attempt the bouquet themselves. In the spirit of holiday giving, let me explain how it’s done. You can thank me later. :)

First, the flowers. You’ll want anything with fall colours. Some flowers are traditional for this, including sunflowers, orange mums, bronze cremons, orange tulips, red hypericum, and so forth. Color is more important that species here, so go with dark green backdrops and muted pastels in red, gold, brown, orange, and so forth. Accents should be with very dark colors (dark, woody browns are a good choice) and frosty whites rather than bright colors. Leaves such as oak, eucalyptus, and similar are also popular accents, as are well-proportioned pine cones. Use your creativity.

Start with a good dish or vase to either complement the colors or of glass to show off the colors in the stems. Shape to be short and broad or tall and fluffy. You’ll need some fishing line or thin wire to tie some of this together. You can use foam, candles, and other items to create a base if your dish is wide. Whether tall or short, begin with a base of flora that comes from your background and light accent options. Your leaves and eucalyptus, for example, are a good start here.

From there, continue building the base upwards and add accents to create splashes or groups of color. Your goal should be to create a semi-natural pattern of color mixes without going overboard with the accents or the base. Remember that just because you have something to add in doesn’t necessarily mean it needs to be added. Build gradually rather than in chunks.

It’s rare that someone makes an ugly centerpiece if they’re starting with items that have the right color combinations. You’re not likely to make it look bad, so don’t be afraid to experiment and play around with the arrangement. Even professionals often step back and say “hmm.. maybe less of that” and make changes after they’ve completed their work.

Try your hand at it and let me know how it goes.

Until next time,
Ken Bolt



Flower arrangements for Easter are very popular at this time of the year.  Sending Easter Lilies, Tulips, Daisies and other spring flowers is a great way to tell someone you are thinking about them.  Sending Easter flowers is easy even if the person you want to send them to is in another country because next day international delivery flower at Easter is just as simple as any other time of the year.  Sending Easter floral arrangements from North America to Europe takes about one day longer than sending flowers to your best friend in the next major city.  Flower arrangements for Easter include baskets, vases, gifts, plants and of course, the Easter flowers that you choose usually might include Lilies, Tulips, Daisies, Freesia, and Daffodils,   Of course, it is entirely up to you which spring flowers you choose at this time of the year. Sending flower Easter flower arrangements internationally might have a few local requirements to consider – some countries limit the inclusion of foods to 50% of the value fo the order. However, if you follow the classical flower arrangements for Easter (baskets, vases, nests, cuddly toys, chicks and candy) you should have no problems and the lucky recipient of your thoughtfulness will undoubtedly smile from ear to ear when the door bell rings and your gift is handed to them. If you are considering a personal flower arrangement for Easter, why not try a different approach to ordering this year. Instead of picking from a catalog, why not let the florist custom design you a special arrangement? Simply contact this florist, give them a few basic ideas and leave the rest up to them after setting the budget. What many people don’t realize is that you invariably get far more value when you let the florist custom design your Easter flower arrangement.