Category Archives: Flower Arrangements

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.

History of Flowers Arrangements

We all love flowers, how they can transform any room, how they smell, how they can make us feel. But who thought to put flowers in an arrangement? Why do we arrange them the way we do today? Where did the various styles come from? Lets explore the history of the flower arrangement.

It’s truly fascinating when exploring the history of flower arrangements, it was the ancient Egyptians that actually started arranging flowers. Egyptians were decorating with flowers as early as 2500 BCE and regularly placed cut flowers in vases and in highly styled arrangements. Flower arrangements were also used for burials, processions and simply to decorate their tables. Flowers used during this time were selected according to symbolic meaning and with an emphasis on a religious meaning.

The Greeks and Romans also used flowers and herbs for decorations. They didn’t commonly use vases but focused on using garlands and wreaths. They used a lot of plant based materials such as, olive branches and terracotta. It was also common for them to toss flower petals on the floors and beds. The most popular foliage used by the Greeks and Romans were acorns, oak leaves, ivy, parsley and laurel wreaths. The laurel wreaths were presented to winners of ancient Olympic competitions and in the home they symbolized a military victory. And just like the Egyptians, Greeks and Romans often used flower petals on the floors but and also at banquets.

The Chinese have a history of flower arrangements as well, dating as far back as the 207 BCE to 220 BEC in the Han era. Flowers were a component of religious teaching and medicine. Practitioners of Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism would place flowers at their alters, a practice that dates back to 618 to 906 CE. During the Byzantine Empire (500-1453 CE) contributions to the flower arrangement were made as well. This would typically include a cone shape design. The foliage was also placed in chalices and urns, which were usually decorated with brightly coloured flowers and fruit. And the flowers that were commonly used in their arrangements were, lilies, cypress, coronations and pine.

Now lets take a look at what Europe was doing around 1100 CE. This was when it was popular in churches and monasteries to use flowers and plants for decoration. During the middle ages monasteries had gardens with pharmaceutical products needed for “cures.” They often had associations applying to a spiritual bases as well as a medical one. During the Renaissance you would see flower arrganmnts represented in paintings, they were a very impressive and popular art form.

Now if we want to skip ahead a little we can explore what they were doing during the Georgian and Victorian eras. These eras are when arrangements were becoming even more popular. And they were also much more formal, symmetrical and tightly arranged with a variety of flowers. Oriental design was also very popular and influential because of trade. Small handheld arrangements were common during this time and they were called tussie-mussies. Their purpose was to help mask the smells of the street, since they didn’t have proper drainage systems. People would carry these small arrangements with them as they walked around the city.

During the Victorian era it became fashionable to have flowers in the home. Large masses of flowers were placed closely and tightly into containers to create compact arrangements. These arrangements were asymmetrical and stacked tightly together. There was no defined style, they were often unplanned using many different colours. The tussie-mussie was still popular during the Victorian era to provide relief from the odours of the city. At the end of this period there were attempts to create proper arrangements, which became an artful skill/profession in Europe.

Finally we come to the Italian Renaissance, a period which helped to give an extra boost to the art of flower arranging in Europe. During this time there was a wide variety of arrangement styles that began to develop. By the 15th and 16th centuries, flower arrangements were much more common and a large variety of materials were available to make containers such as, marble, heavy Venetian glass and bronze. Flower arrangements made during this time also had a focus on creating colour contrast. Some popular flowers included, Lilies, pinks, iris, jasmine, pansies, French marigolds and rosemary.

Flower arrangements still serve many of the same purposes today as they did then. They are used for decoration, celebrations, memorials and sometime simply making someones day a bit brighter. We hope you’ve enjoyed this brief history on how it all began. Flowers hold a lot of emotions and can invoke emotions, they are beautiful and wonderful to have around. There doesn’t need to be a reason to have them in your home, it’s simply enough to just enjoy them everyday. 

 

Send a Message To Someone Special With Flower Arrangements

Don’t wait until a holiday or birthday rolls around to order flowers for a loved one or friend. Show how much you really care by having flowers delivered to someone important when they least expect it. Flowers are much more than a kind gesture. They serve as an opportunity to send a special message to a friend, co-worker, lover, or family member.

Offer Congratulations With Flowers

Think of all the people in your life who work long and hard to reach their goals. Whether it is graduating from high school or college, moving into a new home, having a baby or finding a job, there are plenty of accomplishments to celebrate. The best way to show how proud you are of your friends and family is to send flowers from Brant Florist.

A gorgeous bouquet of fresh flowers means a lot more than a verbal “Congratulations!”. This is especially true of Brant Florist bouquets that are assembled by hand. Each of our bouquets also includes a personalized message to express your thoughts and feelings about the recipient and his accomplishment.

Our Congratulations Flowers feature an array of visually striking colors that appeal to recipients in all demographics. Consider our Your Day Flowers in a Vase as a means of showing just how proud you are of someone important in your life. These white roses, yellow miniature carnations, alstroemeria, fressia and bright yellow Asiatic lilies will surely make your recipient smile.

Our Blue Horizons in a Vase is another fantastic way to express congratulations. You will be hard-pressed to find more beautiful flowers. They are bright, fresh and aromatic. Your special someone will reflect back on his sacrifices each time he sees these congratulatory flowers. The bouquet contains blue and white blossoms like spray roses, Asiatic lilies and iris.

If there’s a high school senior in your life who is set to graduate, show your congratulations by ordering some flowers for prom. We have congratulatory prom baskets, vases, corsages and boutonnieres. Our Rose and Chocolates Bouquet Vase is one of our most popular items. Featuring pale pink roses and lovely greens, this bouquet is presented in a translucent glass vase. An 8-piece gold container of Godiva Chocolates is added to express your congratulations.

If someone in your life has recently had a baby, they would surely appreciate the delivery of fresh flowers. Our Baby’s First Block Cube is the ideal congratulatory gift for the parents as well as their little one. This arrangement consists of light blue delphinium, yellow mini gerberas, white spray roses and white waxflower. The flowers are grouped in an incredibly cute baby block with a blue liner.

Flowers as Condolences

The delivery of fresh flowers is absolutely perfect for those going through a difficult stage in their life. Whether it is a death in the family, the loss of a job, the onset of sickness or an injury, sending flowers will certainly lift the spirits of the downtrodden. Consider our flowers for casket interiors. These pieces are classy and aesthetically pleasing. We also have a wide variety of crosses and hearts on easels and funeral home flowers.

Hand Made Flower Arrangements With Personalized Messages

Your message to someone special becomes that much more powerful when it includes flowers. Brant Florist assembles each flower arrangement with an unparalleled level of care. We include a message that is custom tailored to your specific recipient. So don’t wait until the holidays or a birthday to express your love, gratitude or congratulations. Contact Brant Florist or order online to send someone a special message.

Six Ways to Celebrate National Flower Day

Celebrate National Flower Day with Brant Florist

March 21 is the big day for flower lovers around the globe. Even if you aren’t enamored by flowers, their presence will help you kick off the start of the spring season in the perfect way. Many elect to send flowers to someone special on National Flower Day. Others reward themselves with a sweet-smelling bouquet. There are all sorts of different ways to make this underrated holiday a memorable one.

  1. Plant a Flowerbed

If the weather permits, you can celebrate National Flower Day by planting a flowerbed by your window, deck, pool or other outdoor space. Depending on your location, Mid-March can be the perfect time to start a lovely flower bed. Your flowers will have their full colors on display as we move through spring and into the summer. These hues will liven up your property, impress your guests and provide some lovely eye candy for everyone to enjoy.

  1. Add Flowers to Your Beauty Regimen

Flowers provide much more than sweet smells and visual appeal. Pick up some lotion or soaps with flower extracts and your beauty will blossom. You can even add flower extracts to your own DIY soap/lotion recipes to give your skin quite the lovely scent. Incorporate some lavender in your bubble baths and you’ll have the perfect means of unwinding after a hectic day. If you would like a fresh new scent, pick out a fragrance with rose or jasmine notes.

  1. Accessorize Your Look With Flowers

Flower Hair Accessory with Brant Florist Flowers

Flowers are quite the adorable fashion statement. Add a flower to your headband, pin one to your hair bun or sport a pair of tights with a floral pattern for National Flower Day.

  1. Accent Your Room With Flowers

Flowers are eye candy of the highest order. Add some blossoms to your living or work space and they will immediately add a bright and cheery tone. Furthermore, flowers are a much more vibrant option to accent a room in your home. Add some orchids to a space in your home that is in need of some much-needed visual flair. Perhaps you have a color neutral space that could benefit from some vibrant daisies. Maybe your office or the study in your home is a little bare and would feel much more peaceful with the addition of lilacs.

  1. Cook With Flowers

Most flowers have a lovely scent. Some provide a scrumptious taste. Add some rose petals to your jam with this Rose Petal Jam recipe and you will never look at flowers the same way again!

  1. Send Flowers to Someone With a Sweet Note

Flower Day Arrangements by Brant Florist

Order a lovely flower bouquet from Brant Florist for your special someone this National Flower Day and your sweetie will appreciate you for making them feel loved on this national holiday. Brant Florist goes further than other flower businesses by adding a customized note to each delivery. Rely on our team to add a personalized message and your recipient will receive much more than stunning flowers. This person will receive a gift that is custom-tailored in every possible way.

Brant Florist’s Hand Made Flower Arrangements are just a Phone Call Away

Brant Florist is here to make your National Flower Day and every other holiday a very special one. We have all sorts of gorgeous flowers for your significant other, family, friends and anyone else deserving of a colorful bouquet. We hand make each order and add on a personalized message to make your flower delivery that much more special. We will stop at nothing to give your flower recipient a smile that lasts the entire day. Brant Florist’s hand made flower arrangements are just a click or phone call away!