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Seasonal Flowers

Autumn Expression

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.

Flower Diseases ~ Black Spots

Black Spots on Roses

It makes you want to cry when you see your prime roses covered with black spots. What on earth is happening to your prize roses you ask. Black spot disease is yet another evil villain of our beloved flowers and another common fungal disease. And roses are its biggest victim.

The disease typically begins as black spots on the foliage. They are most prevalent on upper leaf surfaces, and may be up to ½″ across. The leaves will eventually turn yellow around the spots, then become all yellow and fall off. The spots may also appear on rose canes, appearing first purple and then turning black.

Again, the culprit for this disease is too wet of conditions for too long of a time frame. It only takes seven hours for infection to set in, so when watering your roses be sure to water early in the morning to give ample sun time for drying and avoid watering on known cloudy days. Also, make sure to water from the ground avoiding all foliage and flowers. Use proper spacing so your roses can get good circulation. These things will help to minimize the disease and or prevent it totally.

Black spot fungus overwinters in fallen leaves and infected canes. Prune out infections and rake the fallen leaves at the end of the season.

Rose varieties vary greatly in their resistance to black spot, so choose resistant ones. If this information is not indicated on plant labels, you can research the variety online or check with experts at your local nursery. Several of the shrub roses show resistance to black spot—and powdery mildew. Many of the other shrub roses and old-fashioned roses are resistant as well.

To help control black spot disease, dust roses infected with black spot with sulfur powder. Sulfur will not kill the fungus spores, but it will prevent a new generation from germinating. You can also use a spray solution of 1 tsp. baking soda mixed in 1 qt. warm water in the early morning hours on your roses foliage. In addition, when your plants are in the dormant season, spray your roses with a dormant oil or Bordeaux mixture.

Yellow Roses

Classic Rose Bouquet

In keeping with the June Flower ~ Roses, I thought I would share some of the beautiful yellow rose flower arrangements Brant Florist has available for delivery anywhere you want them sent! With the wonderful weather of Spring and soon coming Summer, sunny skies are always on my mind and what excites me. When I think of sunny skies, of course the color yellow comes into mind. Yellow is such a great complementary color yet can stand-alone and look just as wonderful. The collection of just some of the yellow rose flower arrangements that are posted below will show that yellow is a great color to use in any flower arrangement or even on its own.

Enchanted Roses

Enchanted Roses

Pink Lemonade Roses

Pink Lemonade Roses

Bright Spark Rose Bouquet

Bright Spark Rose Bouquet

Perfect Pastel Roses

Perfect Pastel Roses

June’s Flower ~ The Rose

Monticello Rose™ Bouquet

For all your June babies, you may already know the flower for the moth of June is the rose. The meaning of the June Birth Flower, the Rose are passionate love and beauty.

There are hidden message of the Rose according to color:
Color Red – I Love You
Color White – I am worthy of you
Color Orange – You are my secret love
Color White – You are Heavenly
Color Yellow – I am not worthy of your love
Color White & Red – We are inseparable
Color Pink – Please Believe Me

Flowers, such as the Rose, are commonly given to celebrate the birth of a new baby and included in wedding flowers or a wedding bouquet. Many people also like to give roses to celebrate special events at different times and months of the year and especially during holiday periods such as Valentines Day.

The rose is most commonly found in the Northern hemisphere. The scientific name of a flower species is formed by the combination of two terms: the genus name and the species descriptor. In the case of the Rose, there are many different species including Rosa canina – Dog Rose, Briar Bush, Rosa gallica – Gallic Rose, French Rose and Rosa virginiana for just a small sample and there are more than a hundred species of wild roses.

Pet Friendly Flowers

Gerbera Daisy Vased

Pets are an integral part of many households and although sending flowers to family and friends is a wonderful way to express your feelings, take into consideration the furry family members that reside with them.

Pets, especially cats, dogs, and potbelly pigs (yes, they are in a lot of people’s home making a great addition to their households) are nosey creatures. They love to sniff and taste everything, and flowers are definitely no exception. The beautiful colors and the sweet aroma of flowers are a strong attraction on their own to both human and animal alike.

Household with pets take a little bit more thought when sending flowers to ensure that the flowers you are sending won’t bring harm to any family member, furry or not.

Most plants/flowers won’t cause more then an upset tummy if it is ingested by pets but some can cause more serious health problems.

Here are some common pet friendly plants/flowers you can send to pet friendly homes without issue:

  • African daisy
  • African violet
  • Alyssum
  • Bachelors buttons
  • Begonia
  • Celosia
  • Common Snapdragon
  • Easter Daisy
  • Orchids
  • Peruvian lily
  • Brazilian lily
  • Rose

For further listing on plant/flower toxicity for animals check out the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center website.