Category Archives: Spring Flowers

Our 4 Favourite Spring Flowers

Spring is here! Time to put away your winter jackets and enjoy the next season.  Start Spring the right way: With a beautiful bouquet of Spring flowers from Brant Florist. Our colourful arrangements are sure to brighten up any room, home or office. See what our favourite Spring flowers are.

Tulips

The tulip is a bulbous plant stemming from the lily family. This beautiful herbaceous herb features glamorous flowers that are sure to add that brightness and cheer to your spring days. The flower’s genus range reaches all the way to North Africa, the Iberian Peninsula, Turkey, Greece and even the Palestinian Territories.

Tulip Spring flowers by Brant Florist

We absolutely adore this spring-blooming perennial. It features a flowering stalk that rises through its delicate leaves. Tulips are available in an array of colors save for pure blue. The tulip is considered a symbol of heaven on earth in Turkish culture. Tulips were a common topic for Persian poets back in the 13th century. This stunning flower was considered a symbol of indulgence in the times of the Ottoman Empire. The Empire’s wealthiest period was referred to as the Tulip Era. The emblem of Iran is shaped to mimic a tulip as an ode to those who perished for the country.

Carnations

A bouquet featuring carnations is exactly what your kitchen, office or bedroom needs this spring. Though no one is sure of the carnation’s origin, it is assumed the flower is from the Mediterranean region. This herbaceous perennial boasts greyish blue-green leaves. The flowers are produced alone or in groups upwards of five per cyme. Lean in to sniff a carnation and you will immediately notice its sweet scent. Though the first carnations were bright pink and purple, contemporary carnations range from green to yellow, white and red. Certain carnation cultivars serve as boutonnieres for men.

Brant Florist Carnation Spring Flowers

This lovely flower symbolizes love, awe and distinction. Though few know it, the carnation is used as a symbol for socialism as well as the labor movement. The white carnation stands for good luck and undying love. Striped versions of this flower represent disappointment that a love can’t be shared.

Lillies

Spring Flowers Lilies by Brant FloristLillies are flowering plants of the most beautiful variety. This really is the perfect springtime plant. These large perennials often grow upwards of six feet all. Part of the beauty of lillies is that their flowers produce a lovely fragrance. The flower’s appeal also lies in its incredible range of colors. Lillies are available in white, orange, red, purple, pink and yellow.

Daisies

Brant Florist Spring Flowers Daisies

Daisies are just one form of the chrysanthemum plant family. The Spring daisies main colours include white, yellow, green and various shades of mauve. Whereas the Fall season brings shades of rust, burgundy and butterscotch.  Spring daisies typically grow 30 to 35 inches in height. Few know that the word “daisy” is considered to be a “corruption of the eye of the day” as the flower’s head closes in the dark and re-opens in the light.

Springtime Flowers are Available at Brant Florist

We’ve got the best spring flowers ready for delivery to your home or to your special someone. We hand-make each floral arrangement and provide a personalized note to make the delivery of this bouquet that much more meaningful. Contact us today at info@brantflorist.com or 877-545-5535 to place your order.

Six Ways to Use Easter Flowers on Your Easter Table

Easter is less than a month away. It is time to put up the holiday decorations along with some colorful flowers. If you aren’t exactly sure how to incorporate flowers on your Easter table, you aren’t alone. Most people love flowers but are a bit puzzled as to how they can be displayed in a truly artful manner. Let’s take a look at some creative ways to adorn your dinner or kitchen table with Easter flowers.

  1. A festive floral centerpiece from Brant FloristBrant Florist Easter Flowers

Finish off the table with an elegant floral centerpiece from Brant Florist. One of our colorful floral centerpieces will certainly liven up your Easter table. We have all sorts of beautiful Easter floral arrangements that will look absolutely fantastic on every holiday table.

  1. Place an individual tulip at each place setting

Wouldn’t it be nice for each of your family members or guests to find a lovely tulip at their respective positions at the Easter dining table? Pick out some beautiful tulips for the Easter holiday, place them at each place setting and everyone will have their own tulip to bring back home. It is a small but meaningful gesture, especially for adult Easter dinner guests who otherwise would not have received anything special on the holiday.

  1. Set each place with beautiful floral print napkins

Though a floral print napkin isn’t exactly the same as a gorgeous bouquet of flowers, it is certainly easy on the eyes and a festive way to add colour to your table. Place your favorite floral print napkins at each place for some lovely eye candy. These napkins will also serve as a conversation starter to boot.

  1. Create name cards in the shape of flowers

If you and your family are looking for a creative way to celebrate Easter, give this idea a shot. Trace your favorite flowers onto colorful paper and cut them out to create festive name cards. It is the next best thing to an actual flower. Furthermore, this project lets you express your creativity and allows you to have some fun on the holiday.

  1. White tulips in milk glasses

Place a couple white tulips in milk glasses and space them out across the table. It is a small visual touch that will bring the table to life for your holiday celebration. White is the perfect Easter color and tulips are the ideal springtime flower. You will be hard-pressed to find a better decoration for your Easter table.

  1. Fill a vase with eggs and top it with an assortment of Spring flowers

Brant Florist Easter Flowers

An Easter bouquet of flowers for your dining room table will serve as a stunning centerpiece that is absolutely perfect for the holiday. If you are feeling extra creative or looking for a child-friendly activity, have your kids decorate the Easter eggs before placing them in the basket.

Brant Florist is Here to put a Smile on Your Face!

Each Brant Florist floral arrangement is handmade to ensure that each customer enjoys the perfect flowers. Our mission is to provide each customer with a highly unique and visually stunning combination of flowers that results in a lasting smile. We take the time to personalize each bouquet for the intended recipient(s) by including a customized note. Our attention to detail is second to none. Contact us today at 877-545-5535 or info@brantflorist.com to order your Easter flowers in time for the holiday celebration.

The Canadian Tulip Festival is Approaching

The Canadian Tulip Festival is a long running festival held in Ottawa city each year. This year the festival runs from May 12-23 at the new indoor Aberdeen Tulip Pavilion at Lansdowne Park.

The legacy of the number of tulips in our country’s capital city goes back as far as the 1940’s when the Dutch Royal Family was exiled out of the Netherlands. The family’s Princess Juliana eventually found safety in Ottawa. Princess Juliana and her children lived in safety in Canada for 5 years before going back to the Netherlands.

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As a way of expressing her gratitude for her stay in Ottawa, Princess Juliana sent many gifts back to the people of Canada. One the gifts was 100,000 tulip bulbs, with a request to plant them on the grounds of the Ottawa Civic Hospital, where she had her third child. Juliana continued to send tulip bulbs to Canada each year of her reign as Queen, which ended in 1980.

The bright and wonderful display of tulips around Ottawa generated great interest from Canadians and quickly became a tourist attraction at springtime. The blooming of these colourful flowers represents the coming of the new season and the Tulip Festival is a celebration of just that.

Today, over 1 million tulips bloom throughout the Tulip Route, and The Canadian Tulip Festival now includes entertainment and activities for all ages during the week that the festival runs.

As flower enthusiasts at Brant Florist, we are excited that the National Tulip Festival is just around the corner. This means that local tulips will be popping up around town as well, providing beautiful reminders that spring is finally here.

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Blooming in pinks, yellows, red, purples and more, these symbolic flower combinations are endless. Bring the joy of spring colours that tulips provide into your home or office with one of our beautiful tulip arrangements this spring!

Visit our spring flowers selection to order tulips to brighten up your space no matter where you are!

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!