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Poinsettias – The Belle of the Christmas Ball

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Trimming your home with vibrant colours of red and green stirs up the brightest and best feelings of Christmas, of the holiday season, of rituals and of traditions passed through the generations. And when it comes to holiday red, what could make more of a statement of grace than the unequaled beauty of a poinsettia?

Want to make a bold holiday impression? Arrange multiple poinsettias together to create a burst of bright Christmas reds and greens. Showcase your poinsettias as a focal point on a table or in a window – at home or at the office. Wherever a poinsettia is, an unbridled and joyful message is sent: Christmas is coming!

poinsettia Christmas plant gift basket

Fruit and Poinsettia Basket

Early in the holiday season choose a few Poinsettias as vibrant messengers of the oncoming holidays. Get creative in their placement and let their unequaled brilliance stir feelings of goodwill and cheer. As the holiday season moves merrily along the red flowers of your poinsettias will keep the party going, raising spirits and adding a festive touch.

Don’t fear that the poinsettia may be harmful to your animals or children. It’s not! It’s definitely not a poisonous plant. University researchers have tested it, and the The American Medical Association has confirmed it. It’s a bit of an urban myth, really!

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Christmas Planter Basket Medium with Red Poinsettia

To get as much joy as possible out of your poinsettia, please use the following tips for its care. First of all protect it from the cold! So have it wrapped well when you buy it in cold weather. Place it in a cool, sunny location away from drafts. Water whenever the soil feels dry, but never let the pot sit in water. Always pour off excess water from its saucer.

Make yourself a promise this holiday season: Welcome poinsettias into your home and ring the bell joyfully loud: Christmas is here! Christmas is here!

Everyone should have a Poinsettia for the Christmas season

Still, to this day, the word poinsettia has to be one of the top mispronounced words of the English language. It is one of the oldest Christmas traditions – that everyone should have a poinsettia for the Christmas season. The perfect hostess gift, for a neighbour, great for the in-laws or to fill up that annoying space in your living room you just can’t quite seem to find anything to suit it! Whatever the reasoning or intention is for your poinsettia, the one tradition that won’t fail to impress. The crimson red poinsettia are the most popular, hands down! The beautiful red leaves- ya, I said leaves. The flower of the poinsettia is actually the little yellow buds in the centre of the leaves. Along with the red poinsettia there are other colours as well- pinks, whites, jingle bells ( a red poinsettia with white flecks) and our favourite, the one we like to call Ketchup Chips, Why? Because that’s exactly what it looks like. It’s a white poinsettia that looks like it has been dusted with red powder. Simply Delicious!

Red Poinsettia

Red Poinsettia

The poinsettia is also an excellent business gift sent by many companies every year. We deliver their Seasons Greetings message to places all over North America and even some to Europe.

Deliver poinsettia gifts early in December so the recipients can enjoy leading up to the big day complementing other home or office decorations and of course the traditional Christmas tree.

We see hundreds of poinsettias come through the shop every year and we still ooh & ahh at the magnificent colours.

The trick to keeping your poinsettia happy and healthy throughout the season- or till Easter, like my mother, because “Why throw out a perfectly healthy plant?”- is to ignore it. That’s right you overwatering divas! Let your poinsettia get dry. Pick up your poinsettia, if it’s light, give it a drink. If not leave it for a couple days and try it again. For watering count 1,2,3,4,5- approximately half a cup of water every third or fourth day, depending on it’s location and the temperature of your house. That’s right people- ignorance is bliss- if you’re a poinsettia, that is! And it’s ok if a couple leaves fall off. Just clean them up and enjoy Mother Natures festive wonder.

I hope this information I’ve provided you helps you out this holiday season. Whether you are gift giving, showing thanks or simply need to get on your in-laws good side. Pick up a poinsettia today and spread some holiday cheer!

All the best for a happy, healthy holiday season from Brant Florist!

Amazon saves you money … but not on flowers?

Checkout our NEW Christmas flowers!

Checkout our NEW Christmas flowers!

Hi, it’s Ken Bolt from Brant Florist and in our industry we have this “problem” and it’s getting a bit out of hand.

You see, people think that ordering flowers from a flower shop means they’ll get the flowers from that shop. And in most cases the person ordering also thinks they’ll get precisely what they see in the “professionally photo-shopped picture!”

It leads to all sorts of challenges. Mostly unhappy recipients and unhappy clients 🙁

Which is why today I wanted to tell you why I love Amazon but don’t recommend them for everything.

It’s getting closer to the ‘silly season’ when people’s patience is tried and Moms and Dads everywhere try and get the perfect gift for their friends, family and of course their children.

And I must admit that I love shopping on Amazon for gifts. You can get things at a great price (usually) and you can even have the item gift wrapped with a card! How perfect is that?

Then someone mentioned you can also buy flowers there too … I groaned. Not because Amazon is doing anything wrong – far from it! But it’s about how the flowers are ordered and shipped.

Let me explain.

You see, if you order flowers from us for local delivery we personally pick and pack the flowers and take them to the person you selected.

If you order from us and the delivery is outside our local delivery zone, we call on our special network of select florists and once again personally arrange for the flowers to be picked and sent to the person you selected. Of course they’re not from our store, but they are from our approved associate store – and they’re still guaranteed!

But when you order from Amazon you are placing an order which gets brokered to whomever is handling that product and it gets shipped from there. No personal attention and multiple layers of processing.

Hey, it’s efficient enough and while I’ve read the reviews and people are happy enough with the results, the general feelings from those who took the time to comment is as follows: “too expensive” … “impersonal”

I love Amazon, I really do. In fact I’m a little jealous of Jeff Bezos for coming up with the idea before me. But all kidding aside, ordering flowers from a broker simply layers in costs you don’t need.

So if you want to send flowers to someone special this Christmas and holiday season, might I ask you use us. We guarantee you’ll be happy and you’ll be saving money too.

Checkout our updated Christmas flowers, plants and Poinsettia page for the latest offers and save.

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays

Your friend,

Ken Bolt


Have a Very Merry Christmas from all of us at Brant Florist

Selecting a Festive Colour Palette – Christmas Decorating

Holiday Wishes Bouquet by FTD

Holiday Wishes Bouquet by FTD

When decorating for Christmas, people are often inspired by Christmas flowers. Since many design professionals recommend that you choose a colour scheme before starting your holiday decorating, you can look to Christmas flowers, an important part seasonal décor, when selecting a festive colour palette. Start with your flowers and then carry the theme to other design elements.

  • Red and green – These are the standard colours of Christmas flowers and plants and, therefore, of Christmas decorating. The two colours contrast beautifully, as the continuing popularity of holly and poinsettias demonstrates. Green is also the colour of the fir and cedar boughs that are used in many homes. To add red to your evergreen sprigs, consider ribbon, bows, candles and even cranberries!
  • Red and white – Every child loves a candy cane, that enduring red and white symbol of Christmas. With all of the choices in Christmas flowers, it is easy to create floral arrangements using these two colours. Poinsettias are available in red and white. Or, go beyond traditional Christmas flowers: think carnations and chrysanthemums in striking shades of red and white, or white lilies or freesia accented by ribbon or candles. And paperwhites make a lovely and fragrant addition to holiday décor.
  • Monochromatic – Pick one colour and use various shades for decorating. Christmas flowers and plants come in so many colours that they can be easily incorporated into a monochromatic colour scheme. Try a palette of greens, from sage to spruce, or a dramatic winter white motif.
Ornament Bouquet by Teleflora

Ornament Bouquet by Teleflora

Accent your Christmas flowers in a way that suits your décor. Add metallic elements for a modern look – gold offers a stunning complement to red or winter white, and silver offers a beautiful accompaniment to green. Use natural materials for traditional decorating – arrange pine cones and evergreen sprigs on a tray or plate, or create nosegays of twigs, leaves or flowers. With your colour palette, your imagination and a few Christmas flowers, the possibilities for festive decorations are limitless!

With Brant Florist‘s online delivery of a bouquet or flower basket gift, decorating for Christmas day has never been easier!