Category Archives: Florists

Our Fall Flower Arrangements

Fall is the time of year for rich colors that often include deep reds, oranges, rusts and yellow flowers. Colors that add warmth and a finishing touch to any Thanksgiving dinner. At Brant Florist we have a wide selection for you to choose from and here are a few we thought you might like!

Color Craze

The bouquet includes a blend of orange roses, sunflowers (seasonal), mini carnations, green button pops and such greens. Color Craze is presented in a lovely clear glass vase.

Color Craze Bouquet in Vase
Color Craze Bouquet in Vase

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Fabulous Fall Bouquet in Vase

With brilliant fall colors, the bouquet includes crimson roses, orange gerbera, daisies, matsumoto  asters, orange Asiatic lilies and accented with lush greens. The bouquet is arranged in a beautiful glass cubed vasen.

Fabulous Fall Bouquet in Vase
Fabulous Fall Bouquet in Vase

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Golden Autumn Bouquet in Vase 

Displaying the warmth of the Autumn season, this bouquet includes, large roses, spray roses, mini carnations, chrysanthemums and lush greens. It’s arranged with a wonderful classic clear glass vase and a beautiful ribbon.

Golden Autumn Bouquet in Vase
Golden Autumn Bouquet in Vase

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Autumn Expression

Celebrate the season with the Autumn Expression. This arrangement includes, yellow cushion spray chrysanthemums, bi-color roses, rust cushion spray chrysanthemums, yellow disbud chrysanthemums and yellow Viking spray chrysanthemums, and assorted greenery.

Autumn Expression
Autumn Expression

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If you want to learn more about the different fall arrangements, you can view our entire collection in our fall flowers section. And if you don’t see something you like, you’re able to create your own. Fall is such a beautiful time of year and we love being able to celebrate this season with you.

Roses

Roses come in a variety of colours and are a woody perennial flowering plant in the genus Rosa and in the family Rosaceae. There are over 300 spices and thousands of cultivars. They form a group of plants. 

Roses form a group of plants that can be shrubs, climbing or trailing with stems that are often armed with sharp prickles. Roses range in size from compact, miniature to climbers that can reach 7 meters. Since there are so many species of roses we won’t talk about all of them today. 

Today we’ll talk about 3 different types of roses, The Rosa Eden, Princess Alexandra and the Rosa “Mister Lincoln.” 

Rosa Eden

The Rosa Eden is a climbing rose that grows upright and can reach 100-130 cm. This rose is pink and white and can reach an average of 10cm with 55-60 petals. The large old-rose type blooms are carmine-pink on the inside or ivory on the outside. Making this rose a wonderful addition to any garden, as long as you have the wall space for it to grow to its full potential.

Princess Alexandra of Kent 

Princess Alexandra of Kent is a beautiful rose named after Queen Elizabeth’s cousin. These roses bloom in late spring and are usually large and have around 130 petals and grows to 130cm and 90cm wide.

Rosa “Mister Lincoln”

Rosa “Mister Lincoln is a tall red rose that is renowned for its strong fragrance and was introduced in 1964. It has a deep red colour and grows to 1.2 meters. The buds open into large, velvety red double blossoms. And the best part about this flower is that is does well in most any climate.

Our Selection of Roses 

At Brant Florist we have a beautiful selection of roses to choose from. Whether thats an arrangement that we have available now or one that you would like to create yourself. Come by and visit us or order online. 

Greenhouses

In Canada, we have greenhouses that supply the need for retailers. But have you ever wanted to know what country is the largest producer? Or how the Canadian greenhouse industry works? 

The Floral Industry 

The floral industry is one of the largest industry in the world. Providing jobs and resources for many communities. Floriculture began in the late 19th century in the United Kingdom. Flowers were grown on a large scale on vast estates. And today the floral industry is a dynamic, global and fast-growing industry.

The Netherlands remains the centre of the production for the European floral market. As well as a major international supplier to other countries. The flower market in Aalsmeer is the largest in the world. For example, Dutch growers produced over 8 billion blooms is 1995. 

Greenhouses in Canada 

In Canada we have a very large community of greenhouse growers. The organization that many belong to is called, Flower Canada Growers. They have a directory of greenhouses that are dotted all across the country. Making it easy for florist to buy their flowers.

Flowers bring us all a sense of joy and love and they make us feel special. They can change the atmosphere of our homes, whether thats on the outside in a garden or inside. It’s truly amazing how flowers can change our lives. 

Send Some Flowers! 

If you want to send flowers to someone you love, you can view our arrangements or you can create your own. Then we can make sure they’re delivered.

The Smallest Flower on Earth: Wolffia

Flowers come in so many sizes and colours and are found all over the world. They brighten up any room and bring joy to everyone. But have you ever wondered what the smallest flower on Earth is? We discussed the largest flower in a past blog so it’s time to explore the smallest flower on Earth.

Smallest Flower on Earth

Recognized as the smallest flower on earth the Wolffia, sometimes called Duckweed, is also the smallest plant that produces a fruit. This plant was first recorded in New Zealand by Ruth Mason. The plant grows in freshwater or marshes and the species is worldwide, which consists of 9-11 species.

Where do they grow?

The Wolffia is an aquatic plant and tends to resemble specks of cornmeal floating on the water. Since the plant has no roots, they can easily float on the surface of the water. The flower is produced in a depression on the top surface of the plant body and it has one stamen and one pistil. They often float together in pairs or form floating mats with other related plants such as the Lemna and Spirodela species.

A source of protein 

While it’s defiantly not a flower you would have in a vase, it’s still very interesting. And it’s actually a good source of protein. There’s an organization called the International Lemna Association (ILA) and they are promoting the plant as something that could help the planet. Since it’s a high source of protein, it could be an alternative source for human consumption. In fact, in some places in Asia it is used as a food source for many years 

Small but fascinating 

This plant might be small but it’s fascinating and we can learn a lot from the tiny flower. At Brant Florist we love learning about different plants and flowers and we hope you do as well. Make sure you view our selection of flowers or come by and visit us soon.