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Goodbye Summer….Hello Fall SUNFLOWERS!

Photo of Sassy Sunflowers in a glass vase

Sassy Sunflowers

We’re nearing the end of August and in a heartbeat summer will be a distant memory. We’ll miss all that the summer season has shared with us including many fabulous summer weddings, fun in the sun parties, the arrival of new babes, happy birthday celebrations and of course, all the flower arrangements that we have created for these wonderful occasions. Now, we can barely catch our breath as the cooler nights signal the arrival of autumn. What this means at Brant Florist is the arrival of sunflowers!

Photo of a SUNflower Bouquet in a glass vase

SUNflower Bouquet

We love sunflowers for their simplistic beauty, awesome hit of color and bold presence. And in honor of sunflower season, allow us to share a few fun facts about this beloved flower. The scientific name for sunflower is Helianthus. In Greek helios means sun and anthos means flower, hence sunflower. More than sixty varieties of sunflowers can be found around the world and they are thought to be native to the Americas, (North and South). In fact, sunflowers were cultivated by Native Americans over 1000 years ago. The sunflower blossom is comprised of petals and a central disk. The short petals, which look like the rays of the sun can be yellow, red, maroon, orange and some varieties even have striped petals. Sunflowers have a unique trait called heliotropism where the bud of the sunflower turns to face the sun at all times throughout the day, starting the day facing the east and ending it facing west.

Glass Bowl Sunflowers Arrangement

Sunny Skies in Glass Bowl Sunflowers

Sunflowers are a breath of fresh air! At our shop they are a popular fall flower favourite. We create stunning fall arrangements, (how could we not when sunflowers take center stage), that are a super way to express cheerful wishes for a wedding anniversary, birthday, get well, or new arrival. Browse our Sunflower Arrangements page and you’ll be as smitten by these showy fall flowers as we are!

Fall Flowers are Fabulous at Brant Florist as we Celebrate 50 Years in Business!

Fall Flowers

Fall flowers feature beautiful fall colors and will make their day!

Welcome to the first issue of Brant Florist’s fun and info packed blog. Our blog will always highlight fresh flower news, new product introductions, flower care tips, lifestyle trends and helpful hints as they relate to, of course, flowers! So get comfortable, take in autumn’s rich outdoor hues and allow us to first thank you, our loyal customers, for supporting Brant Florist through 50 fabulous years of business!

Yes, it’s our 50th anniversary! We are honored by your continued confidence in knowing that excellent service and beautiful product come standard with every order at Brant Florist. Again this year we have achieved top FTD worldwide florist status but we are most proud of the fact that we are at the top your list every time you need fresh flowers, fast. You can count on us to provide same day service across Canada and the USA and next day service delivery internationally through FTD, Teleflora and Interflora worldwide partners. No matter whether you are sending flowers to your sweetheart across town or your aunt half way across the world, rest assured that Brant Florist ensures fresh, hand-designed and hand-delivered flowers will get there in time.

We feel privileged to be your go-to, real florist shop every time you need spectacular anniversary and birthday flowers or when you’re looking for beautiful custom designed flowers for that someone special, for no reason at all! Locally, we encourage you to visit our retail flower shop at the corner of Brant and Maria streets in Burlington, Ontario, Canada. Come see our coolers full of fresh, stunning flowers. If you are running short on time, (who isn’t these days!), breathe easy knowing that you can order from us 24/7 in the convenience of your own home at www.brantflorist.com.

Certainly the technology we use to help serve you has changed over the years. It was 2004 when we first redesigned our original website, (we are continuously improving our site to better serve you), yet our personal touch will never go out of style. We have always been a family run business and even today you will find either Ken Bolt or sons Doyle and Tim answering phones and processing orders on just about any day of the week.

For fall and winter 2011 we are excited to introduce new products from FTD and Teleflora to our website. This means you have hundreds of new flower selections to choose from for fall, Thanksgiving and Christmas. As a hostess gift, why not send flowers in advance of your arrival to a fall dinner party. Your host will be thrilled by your thoughtfulness and the flowers will encourage lots of conversation over dinner. May we suggest our Teleflora’s Sunrise Sunset arrangement? This new fall flower arrangement is awash in fiery orange roses, lilies, spray roses, gerberas and red carnations. It’s sure to spice up any gathering! If you are hosting your own Halloween bash don’t forget to spook up a little fun with boo-ti-ful flowers.  Our new Fall Grandeur Halloween arrangement features lilies, roses and greens. It is spectacular, you should check out the image on our website.  

 Whether you need a fall flower centerpiece to make your dinning room table come alive, (order Thanksgiving flowers soon, U.S. Thanksgiving is on Thursday, November 24th this year),  need help planning funeral flowers of a loved one, or are planning a winter wedding date, our Brant Florist team is ready to serve you. With 50 years of experience under our belts we execute each flower order with the highest level of professionalism. Excellent customer service and beautiful, quality product are what our customers receive with every flower bouquet, arrangement, gourmet fruit basket and plant order.  Thank you for a beautiful and flowery 50 years!