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Sending Poinsettias to Long Distance Extended Family

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Poinsettias are a definite Christmas icon and make the perfect gift to send to anyone but even more so long distance extended family. It is hard to get around to see everyone over the holidays but yet when you do not want to leave the long distance relatives and loved ones out the your holiday, sending them poinsettias is a great way to help them feel included.
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Sending holiday flowers through Brant Florist is so easy! With Brant Florist you can be assured that the poinsettias your loved one receives will be gorgeous and healthy and you can be assured that your loved one will have just as gorgeous of a smile when they are delivered. Send your extended family that you cannot embrace this holiday season a gift of poinsettia and feel great knowing you have sent the freshest, most beautiful holiday flowers available.
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Vibrant Poinsettias Hidden Secrets

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As most know, Poinsettias are known to be one of the main favorite Christmas flower but did you know it has a couple hidden secrets that if you were not a flower person you might not know… even some flower people don’t always know the hidden secrets this gorgeous flower holds.
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Here’s is one of the hidden secrets about Poinsettias:
The stalks of the Poinsettias have a milky fluid in them that contains latex. This is typically not harmful however, it is quite bitter tasting so although not poisonous to your pets, they will not enjoy the taste and very possibly get an upset tummy! If you are allergic to latex, you should not handle the plant without gloves.
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Another hidden secret that is actually a myth is that the poinsettia is poisonous. The truth is the poinsettia is actually quite harmless to both children and pets. The poinsettia has been tested extensively for toxicity, but all tests come up negative or very low. According to studies done by POISENDEX, the source of poison information for the majority of poison control centers, it a 50 pound child would have to ingest more than 1¼ lbs of poinsettia leaves (about 500 to 600 leaves) to get sick. Now that is a lot of eating and a whole bunch of lack of supervision! The ASPCA’s website list the poinsettia as slightly toxic to dogs and cats, saying it can cause irritation in the stomach and mouth, but does ALSO point out it is generally over-rated in toxicity. However, The American Veterinary Medicine Association of America (AVMA), does not include poinsettias on it’s list of plants that are a threat to animals.

Even though the risks associated with the poinsettia is so low, it is not wise to have this plant within reach of curious pets or little children – not due to toxicity, but do to the safety of the plant. Little hands and pets have a tendency to “play” with these beauties, which can leave them looking rather torn.

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The final hidden although not so much is that the poinsettia has its own special day, yet not many know this. The poinsettia is so popular that December 12th has been made the Official Poinsettia Day! Get your fresh beautiful poinsettias from Brant Florist in time to celebrate such a grand flower event!

December Birth Flower ~ The Poinsettia and Narcissus

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December is a special month as it host two very special flowers as December’s birth flowers – the Poinsettia and the Narcissus.

The Poinsettia equates celebration, success, reassurance, and good cheer when gifted. The Poinsettia is known for its striking red displays at Christmas time and is often used as a floral Christmas decoration because of its festive colors.

Native to southern Mexico and Central America, the Poinsettia is known to reach heights of sixteen feet. They got their name from the first United States Ambassador to Mexico – Joel Roberts Poinsett who introduced the plant in the U.S. in 1825.

The Narcissus equates formality, sweetness, formality, respect, modesty and faithfulness when gifted. During the Victorian Era it is said that gifting Narcissus meant that the receiver was the ‘One and Only”. In Wales, it is traditional to wear a daffodil on Saint David’s Day (March 1st).

Narcissus is the Latin name for a group of hardy bulbous plant having erect linear leaves and showy yellow or white flowers. Narcissus is also called the Daffodil. There are several Narcissus species that bloom in the autumn but mostly are spring blooming. They are mostly native to the Mediterranean region, but a few species are found through central Asia to China. Common colors of Narcissus are white, yellow, and orange.

Narcissus and Poinsettia are a couple of the more common flowers used to celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year’s Eve and make for a perfect gift for that December birthday person, or as a holiday gift.

Seasonal Flowers

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Flowers are the perfect way to embrace any occasion. From weddings and anniversaries to birthdays and Thanksgiving, flowers brighten the occasion and bring their own special touch of beauty and love. When ordering flowers, seasonal flowers are the best option as they are economical, beautiful, and easily available. Each season has its own variety of beautiful seasonal flowers. Spring brings you dogwood, hyacinth, lilac, and tulip, to name a few while summer brings cosmos, delphinium, larkspur, and more. Hydrangea, ornamental berries, rose, sunflower, Chrysanthemums, and sugar maple, are some of the flowers you will find in fall while winter flowers include evergreens, forced bulbs, ornamental berries, poinsettias and more.

It is almost ironic that nature itself has created flowers that fit perfectly for each season, from bright and cheerful colors to celebrate spring and summer, warm rich colors to celebrate fall, and cool, bright, and cherry colors to celebrate the winter months. For a wide pick of seasonal flower arrangements, you can rely on BrantFlorist.com to deliver you the freshest flowers.

Christmas and Flowers

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Flowers play an active role in Christmas decorations everywhere. Some of the more popular flowers used in Christmas floral decorations are the Poinsettia, Christmas Cactus, Holly, Christmas Rose, Ivy, and Mistletoe.

In ancient times, the Poinsettia was a symbol of purity to the Aztecs. Ivy is known to symbolize eternity and resurrection and the mistletoe has a long-standing place in the Christmas celebration as an excuse to catch a quick kiss.

The Christmas cactus also known as the Orchid Cactus makes for beautiful Christmas gift baskets. The Christmas Rose, also known as the Snow or Winter Rose makes for another great Christmas floral arrangement.

Let Brant Florist help you celebrate the season by making the perfect Christmas flower arrangement or flower accents for your home or office. They can also help create the perfect gifts for sending flower and gifts baskets for you this holiday season as well.