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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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Flowering Plants are Uplifting

Deluxe European Garden Basket

When thinking about all the ups and downs in life, it is easy to pick a flower that can embrace those moods and even aide in uplifting them, be it a single red rose or a floral arrangement of brightly colored various flowers. That is the beauty of flowers; no matter what the occasion or the feeling, there is a flower that can compliment or even change a moment. When that flower is embraced in a bed of living greenery, it makes the impact of the gift tenfold better.

Plants have long been known to improve peoples general over all moods and can even help in creating intimate connections when gifted. When gifting plants that bloom beautiful flowers, you only increase these already favorable outcomes. Even the color of the bloom can enhance that further with red bringing on passion, orange bringing about a sense of renewal and calmness, yellow, a brighten lifted spirit, blue – peace and tranquility, and purples bringing on a sense of honest and richness. When flowers accent the already rich greenery of plants, it just increases the intensity of the wonderful benefits it creates. When you are looking to help lift the mood of one in the downs’ of life or celebrate the ups’, send a gift of a flowering plant and create a uplifting atmosphere for that special person in your life.

Green to Bring In Spring!

With every passing day, we are getting closer to spring. Yes, on some days it is that thought alone that keeps me going. Another thing that keeps me going on these long cold winter days is having my home adorned with beautiful greenery. Green plants bring life into my otherwise dreary winter nest.

When you think you cannot possible take another day of gray skies, let Brant Florist bring some green into your day. A green plant in a colorful pot can bring new life to any room and definitely to your life. Add color to it and get a flowering plant, but either way, your living environment will have a new vitality to it. Why live in the gray when there are so many beautiful green plants and flowering plants that can turn your gray skies into blue? Here are just a few suggestions to get you started in adding a new life to your winter nest.

White Garden Planter

White Garden Planter

Traditional European Garden Basket

Traditional European Garden Basket

Lavender Chrysanthemum

Lavender Chrysanthemum



Winter Blues? Brighten your Home with Flowers

Winter isn’t over yet for many, and with winter can come some pretty dreary days. The best way to beat those winter blues and brighten those dreary days is to adorn your home with the beauty of flowers and green plants. You may not be able to plant a flower garden, but you sure as heck can have flowers delivered to your home from Brant Florist.

Mixed Daisies Vased
Mixed Daisies Vased

Some tropical flowers can transport you mentally to the tropics where the sun always shines and it is always warm.
The Tropicala Flower Design
The Tropicala Flower Design – A tall and stately bouquet, our Tropicala boasts peach calla lilies, birds of paradise, and Bells of Ireland. Arranged in a glass vase, this is the ideal bouquet for adding an exotic flair to your décor.

Purple African Violet
A green plant potted in a colorful pot can brighten even the darkest of winter days and put a smile on your face. The Purple African Violet is a remarkable plant with its soft leaves and delicate blooms is so charming and sure to leave you spellbound.

All your days need is a little color brought into it to make winter seem less dreary and put a smile on your heart and face and Brant Florist is just waiting to turn those dreary days in to shade of beautiful with flowers.

Do Flowers in the Workplace Improve Productivity?

Yellow Hope Chrysanthemum

Do flowers improve ones mood? Yes, they do! So why wouldn’t they improve productivity? If an improved mood makes for a happier person, and a happier person is more productive, then it goes without saying that flowers can improve productivity in the workplace.

There was an actual study done just on this by some researchers at Texas A&M University called the Impact of Flowers and Plants on Workplace Productivity. During an eight month span, 101 participants were placed in controlled atmospheres (3 separate styles – one with fresh flowers and plants, one with abstract sculptures, and one with no décor at all) similar to a work office space and were required to perform a series of office tasks. During their time, the participants rated their mood at four separate intervals, executed two creativity tasks, and completed one intentional demand test.

Researchers measured the number of ideas participants generated, their ideas’ originality and flexibility, and other responses, using data extracted from the tests, which included Torrance Tests of the Creative Thinking and Profile of Mood States. Results showed higher productivity as well as creativity for those employees in designated workspaces decorated with fresh flowers and plants with second place – abstract art.

So when productivity starts to drop in your office, consider bringing it back to life with some fresh flowers or plants. Or if you work in an office, improve your mood and decorate your space with some fresh flowers or a plant.