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Blooming into Spring and Easter


Winter is finally winding down, and the air is filled with warmth and rain, bringing spring into bloom nice and early this year. Coincidentally, Easter is also early this year, falling on March 27th.

What better way to welcome the transition from winter to spring than with a beautiful floral arrangement?

Excellent for a centrepiece for an Easter brunch, or to present to your Easter host at the door, our Easter Flower Arrangements are a wonderful way to bring the new season of life into the home.

At Brant Florist, we have a wide selection of spring and Easter arrangements – from more simple and classic to bright and colourful.

Our White Lily Arrangement consists of a timeless flower; one that compliments springtime perfectly. While the flowers open, a sweet fragrance will add to the beauty of this arrangement.

Our Mixed Tulips Arrangement offer a traditional sign of Spring with it’s brighTulipst and mixed spring colours and blooming pedals. They come in a clear glass cube vase, for a clean and fresh look. Nothing says Easter like an arrangement of these picturesque flowers in the home.

Other Spring favourites include arrangements with a collection of tulips, daisies, lilies, carnations and more colourful springtime wonders. The Abundance of Beauty arrangement is presented in an adorable wicker basket, perfect for Easter.

Don’t forget about our Easter Gift and Fruit Baskets, which are perfect gifts for any host, hostess and/or loved one this season.

As always, it’s our pleasure to provide you with your Easter gift needs. As we embrace the arrival of spring, we’d like to take the time to wish you a wonderful Easter season.

When you see Tulips, you know Spring is almost here!

Spring is almost here! Mother Nature may be playing some tricks on us but spring will come and along with it will be all those beautiful spring flowers.

The tulip is probably the first flower everyone thinks of when spring is upon us. In the shop the customers are always excited to see them. It means the warmer weather is on its way!

Mixed Tulips With Cube Vase

Mixed Tulips With Cube Vase

So you’ve purchased your bunch of tulips or, someone was nice enough to send you some, and you look at them and say “now what do I do with them”.

Here are a few tips to keep your tulips and any other bulb spring flower lasting as long as possible.

  1. Choose a clean vase that is tall enough to support at least 3/4 up the stem so the tulips are supported. Otherwise the tulips will flop over the side and no one likes floppy tulips!
  2. As the days go by your tulips will actually grow taller so you might need to give them a cut if they start to look uneven. Also your tulips are attracted to the light and will grow towards it.
  3. Tulips are like a lot of us at cocktail hour… Whatever you’re drinking- Make sure the glass is clean, cool in temperature and filled to the top 🙂

The warmer weather, sunshine on your face and blooming flowers are on their way! Pick yourself up a bunch of tulips in the celebration of spring!

As Robin Williams said “Spring is nature’s way of saying “Let’s Party”

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

The most common plant associated with St. Patrick’s Day is the four leaf clover. There is a different meaning for every leaf of the four leaf clover: the first leaf is for faith, the second for hope, the third for love and the fourth for luck. The legend says that your luck increases if you accidentally find the four leaf clover. Spring is coming… we hope 🙂 so get out there & start looking! I mean “accidentally”, of course!

Four-leaf clover

Four-leaf clover

When writing this blog I was certain that I found the perfect flower/plant to talk about when it comes to St. Patty’s Day. It’s called the Bells of Ireland.

Lucky Day

Lucky Day

But after looking into it, they don’t even come from Ireland; they originate in Turkey or Syria! When it comes to the meanings of flowers they do represent luck though. The Bells of Ireland are a tall green flower that looks like it has little green bells that run the length of it with little tiny white flowers-and prickers, so be careful! This flower is a beautiful addition to any floral arrangement. And it also has a clean fresh scent to it.

Top of the Morning in Vase

Top of the Morning in Vase

Lastly, there is the shamrock plant. This plant has green triangular leaves with little tiny white flowers. It is a fairly easy plant to grow. It likes moist soil, cool air and bright light. The Shamrock also goes through a dormant period in which it’ll “sleep” for about 3 months. I think we could all use a “dormant” period every now and then. Once green shoots start coming up that means it’s time to wake up and enjoy the sunshine!

Here’s an Irish Cheer to get you excited for March 17th! Happy St Patrick’s Day!

May you have all the happiness and luck that life can hold,
And at the end of all your rainbows, may you find a pot of gold!

Creating Spring Bouquets

Hi there, it’s Ken Bolt from Brant Florist and it being April, thoughts of spring are on everyone’s minds. We think about floral arrangements that epitomize spring, thus including a lot of the flowers we normally associate with this season of renewal. Daisies, carnations, lilies, blushing roses, and colour splashes of lavender, yellow, green, and more green are on our minds.

I enjoy the late spring for one reason: the variety of flowers available for arranging is enormous. While there are always a lot of choices to go with at any time of year, the late spring seems to have everything all at once.


The cheery, rainbow of colours and the blooms from round to star shaped are endless. Bouquets range from round to tall to cascading to wide and flat. Some flowers want to be heaped in, others to be stacked, and still others to be criss-crossed for best effect. Combining them is endlessly fun to create new menageries of display.

Don’t even get me started on gift baskets.

Until next time,

Ken Bolt


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