Spring Is The Meme

Spring is the Meme

Hi there, it’s Ken Bolt from Brant Florist and being a florist, spring is, of course, one of my favourite times of year. Along with summer, fall, and winter, of course. Like most people, I generally claim the current, burgeoning season or the season that seems opposite of the one we’re in the middle of, to be my favourite. Taken as a whole, I suspect I like all seasons the same amount, just in different ways. In the heat of summer, winter’s chill seems like a far off blessing, but in the wet of spring, the more muted beauty of fall might seem more likeable. It’s all about perception.

But we’re coming into spring, so that’s the current topic of conversation. Easter flowers, seedlings, tulips, daffodils, april showers and the beauty and freshness of spring flowers is always a welcomed change! Online, of course, Spring is the Meme, with Facebook posts and tweets being all about how Easter is really from Ishtar and flowers don’t actually bloom now, but actually do so underground, or some other thing that is largely based on semantics or who’s historical perspective you’re asking for. Like most memes, it’s full of truth and expectation, but may not be completely accurate. 

Take the whole “tulips come in April” thing. I hear a lot of that. It’s only true for very specific regions, though. While the green of the plants may poke through the soil in April, having actual tulips and other spring flowers blooming is unlikely unless you live in theSouthern U.S.A. For most of us, tulips begin blooming in very late April and early May instead.

Still, Spring is the Meme and right now, it’s my happiest time of year. What with all the greenery sprouting, Easter Floral arrangements, people getting new lightness of being, and with less cabin fever being the norm. In a couple of weeks, of course, I’ll probably not like spring as much and be looking forward to summer with its predictable warmth and easier gardening.

Until next time,

Ken Bolt

 

 

Using Spring Flowers to Brighten Up Your Environment

Spring flowers with Vase by Teleflora

What a Treat with Vase by Teleflora

There’s nothing better than having beautiful spring flowers to brighten up your environment. As you know, spring is right around the corner and that means beautiful blossoming spring flowers that you can use to give a little color to any room in your home or for your office. Whether you choose to have someone send spring flowers to you or you can simply purchase your own, just having flowers around really changes the atmosphere. There are assortments of beautiful spring flowers that can be used for everything from centerpieces to bridal bouquets. Take the time out to use nature’s beautiful spring flowers to liven up your personal space.

Spring Flowers Add to the Interior Design of a Space

One of the best uses for spring flowers is to accentuate the interior design of a space. There are numerous ways that you can make your personal space a bit more comfortable. If you’re getting tired of living and working in a bland space, why not take some time to jazz it up a little bit. While people usually do go through the process of renovating a room or office space with new paint and furniture, sometimes the little details count the most. Little things like scented candles and vases are highly recommended for creating a more lived in environment. You can make the vases even more special by using spring flowers to complete the look. An extra vase or two always comes in handy because you never know when someone’s going to send spring flowers to you, a family member or a coworker. In many ways, flowers are used as a means of adding to the interior design of a particular space. For example, there are some designers that use double vases in order to create symmetry. To further accentuate the vases, beautiful flowers are added to it. Also, restaurants often use a dainty vase placed in the middle of a table and spring flowers are added to create an elegant ambiance. Thus, you should think of ways that you can use spring flowers to make your environment more aesthetically pleasing.

Spring Flowers Improve the Air Quality of an Environment

Tulips

Tulips

When most people think of flowers, they may think of something that improves the look of an overall environment. However, it is important to remember that spring flowers also help to clean the air. As with any plants, flowers are great to have around because they help to recycle the air. Green plants and flowers emit oxygen and take in carbon dioxide. The reverse is true for humans as we breathe out carbon dioxide and take in oxygen. There is obviously a cyclic relationship between humans and plants because we both survive off of the very thing that the other emits. Given that plants and flowers give off oxygen, it would be a very good idea to have spring flowers around. These flowers and other green plants can naturally cleanse the air and make it easier to breathe. So when someone sends spring flowers to your office or home, just remember that your new bouquet of flowers is actually a natural air cleaner.

Brighten the Mood with Spring Flowers

You must admit that when someone sends spring flowers to you it can really make you feel special especially if it is done at work for everyone to see. There is just something about spring flowers that just makes them instant mood boosters. The bright colors can make even the most down person smile. There are assortments of flowers in colors such as orange, yellow, bright blue, bright purple and fuchsia that pop with intensity. If you ever want a pick me up, just go to a local florist and pick up a few brightly colored spring flowers. I am sure that you will see how effective they are in improving mood.

In all, the next time someone sends spring flowers to your home office thank them immensely. Beautiful spring flowers not only look beautiful in a vase; they also clean the air and brighten up your mood.

The Many Uses of Tulips

Spring Tulips

Spring Tulips

With spring just around the corner, many people are looking forward to the blooming trees and blossoming flowers. They’re so many ways that you can brighten up the environment for the new spring season. Many people like to brighten up their homes by changing the curtains and opening up the Windows. Some people prefer to decorate their environment with lighter colors that are more associated with spring. There are just simply a host of things that can be done to allow springtime to permeate the environment. One of the best things about springtime is the blossoming of flowers. One of the most beautiful flowers that blossoms during the springtime is the tulip. Spring tulips are one of the most versatile flowers that are currently available. They can be used for any occasion and they have a simplicity that is perfect for home decorating. Understanding the various uses of spring tulips allows people to a corporate them into their home during springtime.

Why Are Spring Tulips so Popular?

There are a number of reasons why tulips are so popular. While there are a number of different types of spring flowers currently available, spring tulips do seem to be the most sought after. The reasons for this may vary. Spring tulips have a history that makes them very significant. Many people like tulips because of their appearance. They have a very beautiful head and a very hearty green stem. People that work in floral shops are known to make tulip flower arrangements because these flowers have such a beautiful presence that they can literally stand on their own. Although many people rant and rave about roses, spring tulips are some of the most beautiful flowers available in the springtime. In days of past spring tulips were considered to be a sign of wealth and luck. Thus, it is very feasible to see why tulip flower arrangements have become so incredibly popular.

Understanding the Versatility of Spring Tulips

The FTD Bright Lights Tulip Vased

The FTD Bright Lights Tulip Vased

In addition to being a beautiful flower, Tulips have a number of other qualities which make it highly sought after. The bulb or the flowering parts of spring tulips are very healthy. As a matter of fact, a number of people actually eat them as they are edible. There are some people that choose to recycle their tulip flower arrangements by simply using the bulb in salads. It is even believed that the bulb of the tulip can be used as a replacement for onions in cooking. Furthermore, the bulbs of spring tulips can be dried thoroughly and crushed into a powder which can be placed in cereals and different types of flour. With all the different uses of tulips, it is no wonder why so many people like this flower even more so than roses.

Using Spring Tulips in Flower Arrangements

Tulip flower arrangements can be exceptionally beautiful. There are many people that are looking for beautiful flowers for a variety of purposes, but they may not want to spend an arm and a leg on flowers to achieve a specific look. The reason why so many people are interested in using Tulip flower arrangements is because they are an affordable way to create beautiful, quality flower arrangements. Many individuals such as brides choose to utilize spring tulips in their wedding bouquets. These particular flowers look elegant whether they are in a bouquet or sitting in a vase. Actually, there are many designers that use tulips to balance the space within the room. Many designers use vases in order to create an environment where there is symmetry. These vases are usually filled with tulips in order to have n have the symmetry everything is on the right side also has been on the left side.

In all, these are just some ways in that spring tulips can be used for a variety of purposes.

Spring arrives with Spring Flowers

Spring FlowersAhh the spring flowers… nature’s way of saying: you’ve made it through the cold winter, now here’s something pretty to look at after all that snow. It’s nature’s first breath, revival, rebirth!

While some can’t wait to start gardening and seeing the results of their efforts slowly manifest in front of their eyes (a beautiful colored garden), many of us don’t have that luxury. Not to worry tough, you don’t have to be an experienced gardener to enjoy all the beautiful spring blooms. You can visit Brant Florist to find a nice selection of popular spring flowers.

Here are some of our favourites:

  • Tulips
  • Daffodils
  • Orchids
  • Lilies
  • Violets
  • Fuchsias
  • Dahlias
  • Irises
  • Roses

So get in the spirit of things, and with the arrival of spring, send some flowers someone’s way: family, friend, coworker or even yourself. Bring some spring freshness into your home or office. What’s your favourite spring flower?