Category Archives: Christmas Flowers

Pining for Christmas

Having a pine scented candle just isn’t the same as having real winter greens in your home to provide you with the nostalgic scents of the holidays. With the majority of families that have artificial trees and use artificial sprays they are sadly missing out on one of the best features of having that real pine aroma wafting throughout their home.

Christmas Bright - BF1135

Christmas Bright – BF1135

All it takes is a fresh arrangement made with a mixture of pine and cedar & your choice of flowers and colours, made by one of our highly talented designers, to bring that holiday cheer and fragrance we all love. Whether it is a table centrepiece or an arrangement to sit on your side table it is sure to bring the beauty & aroma that will light up the faces of all your guests.

There are so many different styles, containers, shapes and sizes to choose from. From traditional to contemporary, whatever your décor, we can create something that is suitable with the winter greens to complete the final touches of your design. If you have a special container or vase (even last year’s container) that you would like to use as a centrepiece-bring it in and our creative team will work with you to create a beautiful arrangement.

Christmas Delight - BF1137

Christmas Delight – BF1137

Add some fragrant pine and cedar to your holiday décor this year and bring some festive aromatherapy to all your holiday parties!

poinsettia Christmas plant gift basket

Poinsettias – The Belle of the Christmas Ball

poinsettia red Christmas plant

Order your Poinsettias here!

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!

poinsettia christmas season arrangement

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!

A funny dinner story

Hi there, it’s Ken Bolt from Brant Florist and the holidays are a great time of year for some sort of family gathering. Take Christmas for instance, in our home it’s a time for children – of all ages!

It’s always a time when there are children running and yelling, adults trying to quiet them down to no avail, and old folks smirking at the memories of doing the same for those adults not too long ago.

One year, I don’t recall which exactly, we all came together as usual and were gathering in our living room sipping hot beverages and talking as people arrived, took of coats and hats, and generally made the walk around the room to say hello and give hugs. On this occasion one of the children, who was perhaps three or four, took it upon himself to be very manly about his introductions – shaking hands, formally calling us by Mr or Mrs, and so forth. It was quite amusing.

A few hours into the night, the meal served and eaten, and all of us still sitting at the table too content to stand up and leave the room just yet, the little guy stood on his chair and used his spoon to tink his plastic cup to get our attention. I guess he’d seen this in a movie and thought it was the way you got attention at a gathering such as this. He announced:

“Ladies and gentlemen, family and friends. Today I want to announce a happy occasion to all of you.” His exact words weren’t so well-elucidated, of course, but this was the gist. His announcement?

“I can now use the grownup’s potty. Mommy is quite proud!”

He said it deadpan, with a completely straight face, as if it were, in fact, an exceedingly important announcement. His mother gasped and stared, not sure what to do. I was having trouble processing this myself. Then a huge guffaw erupted and his father, standing and running to hug his son, let out a woop of laughter. That put the rest of us into the carpet too.

To this day, years later, we still bring up that story and laugh about it. I wanted to share it with you all.

Merry Christmas or if you prefer, Happy Holidays 🙂

Until next time,

Ken Bolt

http://BrantFlorist.com

Merry Christmas