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5 Easy Ways to celebrate the Fourth of July… Right in Your Backyard!

With Independence Day around the corner, we Americans are getting ready for the first long weekend of the summer! The July long weekend means so many wonderful things: warm and sunny weather, blossomed summer flowers, and celebrations to show our pride in USA and in being American!

We have a few ideas on how to show our American pride this long weekend as we celebrate the Fourth of July:

Backyard party

The Fourth of July falls right at the start of summer, which means great weather! This is the perfect opportunity to invite friends over for a backyard BBQ. Outdoor dinners are tons of fun for the whole family, and it doesn’t break the bank. Ask your guests to bring something to contribute and make it a potluck! There’s nothing better than being with friends and family on the long weekend.

Fourth of July arts and craftsFourth of July craft idea for kids

There are lots of easy and fun crafts you can make with the kids to celebrate the Fourth of July. Here’s one great idea: paint red horizontal lines on a piece of white paper or bristol board. Instead of the blue and white stars, have the kids make a blue handprint at the top left of the red lines to create personalized American flags!

Decorate for the Fourth of July

If you’re having people over or not for the Independence Day, show your patriotism by decorating your house and backyard with red, white and blue! Use red, white and blue paint and glitter to decorate mason jars. You can use these as holders for your cutlery or as vases for patriotic red, white and blue flowers to make Fourth of July themed centrepieces! Decorate your backyard or your house with string lights and hanging pots of summer flowers, red and blue table cloths and napkins.

Mason Jars decorated for 4th of July with flowers

Explore

You don’t have to go far to discover the beauty of this country. In almost every town or city, there are hiking paths, bike trails and parks to walk around and enjoy the summer weather and nature. Do a quick search to find where you can explore in your town this long weekend. Many communities will also organize events to celebrate the Fourth of July.

Fireworks

Plenty of cities and towns offer free fireworks for the Fourth of July. Find out if your town is doing a fireworks display near you. You are also likely to see and hear your neighbours setting off red, white and blue fireworks this long weekend… grab a blanket to cozy up outside and enjoy the show!

Whatever you do to celebrate Independence Day this long weekend, we hope you enjoy it with lots of American pride, laughter and flowers!

Red, White and Blue flowers with American flags | Brant FloristVisit our special Fourth of July page for red, white and blue flower arrangements for your backyard party or to just decorate your house this long weekend.

You can also give us a call at 877-545-5535 or email us to place an order for easy delivery!

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!