Monthly Archives: May 2016

Burlington Horticultural Society Flower Show

The Burlington Horticultural Society Flower Show

The Burlington Horticultural Society is a volunteer, non-profit organization. Their members have a mission to make and keep Burlington beautiful with plants, gardens and flowers around the community. For those who love to garden, the Burlington Horticultural Society is there to support your passion.

Burlington Horticultural Society Flower Show

The first June meeting the Burlington Horticultural Society is having is also a Flower Show open to the public. This annual flower show invites local horticulturalists – both aspiring and seasoned – to enter their flowers into the show to be recognized for their green thumbs and beautifully grown flora. This gathering of locally grown flowers draws Burlington residents to the show to admire and enjoy. This will be a night for admiring local flowers and learning a little something as well, about flowers and gardens and how they grow in a different part of the world.

The guest speaker this year is Virginia Jameson, giving a talk on Gardens of Switzerland, which are numerous and spectacular.

As flower enthusiasts ourselves at Brant Florist, we are delighted that spring and summer flowers are so joyously and publicly celebrated locally in our town as well as around the world. Among their many benefits, flowers bring people together! We’re excited to come together around flowers in Burlington for this year’s Flower Show in June.

The Burlington Horticultural Flower Show takes place on June 8, 2016 at the Burlington Seniors’ Centre – 2285 New St. Burlington, Ontario from 7:30pm-10:00pm.

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Summer Wedding Flower Trends for 2016

Wedding Centrepieces, wedding bouquets, wedding arrangements | Brant FloristWith springtime in full bloom, it is a happy reminder that wedding season is right around the corner. If you’re planning a summer wedding, you were likely eager for spring to arrive so you can choose the perfect flowers to compliment your colour scheme of your wedding.

Here are this year’s hottest wedding flower trends to help you choose your colours and/or flowers for your summer 2016 wedding.


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Contact us for a specially designed pastel bouquet for your summer wedding!

Pastels are this seasons colour trend; pastel shades, “Rose Quartz” and “Serenity” were chosen by Pantone for the colour of the year for 2016. Whatever colour it is that you’re choosing for your wedding, finding flowers in a pastel shade of that colour will give an elegant and classic touch to your wedding.

Pastel shades of any colour go well with white (to go perfectly with that white wedding dress), light grey or any light shade of neutral to compliment your pastel colour. Consider these neutral shades for your vases or ribbons for your wedding flowers.

Simple and ClassySimple Classy White Roses Wedding Trend 2016 | Brant Florist | Wedding Flowers

Nothing says “classy wedding” like a simple flower arrangement with clean neutrals to compliment your classic white dress.

Think white on white with clear, white or silver vases for a simple and classy flower arrangement. White roses are the perfect option for this simple and stylish trend.

Fresh Cut and Wild

Wild Arrangement Wedding Trend 2016 | Brant Florist Wedding Flowers

Create a fresh and rustic look with your wedding centrepieces by add vines, sprigs, herbs and different sized and coloured blossoms for a more rustic look to your centrepieces and bouquets. This is a perfect option for an outdoor wedding.

Have fun with designing your own arrangement with all of your preferred colours and other “wild” elements to add to your centrepieces!


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Mix it up at your wedding by making each wedding centrepiece different. Not all the tables, or your bridesmaid’s bouquets, need to look the same! This element of variety is very trendy this year. You can either stick with a similar colour and a different variety of flower type, or choose all different colours of flowers and use all of your favourite colours that you just couldn’t choose from this year.

Boutonnieres and corsages

Match your boutonnieres for your groomsmen to your bridesmaids’ flower bouquets or corsages.

If you’re going with the variSummer Wedding Trend Bridesmaids Flowers | Brant Florist Wedding Flowersety trend, make sure the flower in the groomsman’s boutonniere is the same colour flower as the bouquet of the bridesmaid’s that he is walking down the aisle! This keeps the variety as a fresh element and keeps a unified consistency to your wedding party.


Fresh and Local

A guaranteed trend this year is that of local and seasonal. By choosing wedding flowers that are in season where you are holding your wedding, you’re ensuring not only the freshest cut flowers, but also that they are from a local florist.

There is no better choice than supporting local businesses and displaying flower arrangements that were prepared only days before your big day.

Our website is organized and categorized by season and occasion for so many more ideas on summer wedding flower trends for 2016!

If you’re still deciding the trend of wedding flowers you’ll be going with this summer, give us a call at 877-545-5535 and our team of designers will be more than happy to assist you with choosing the perfect arrangements for your summer wedding.

Let the Outdoor In – Beautiful Floral Decor Idea

With the spring already here, you are thinking about how to redecorate your household in order for it to reflect the blooming surroundings. The best way how to add a spring flair to your interior is to go for some flowers that will get your house brimming with colours.

Choose a pink boost

If you have a living room inspired by Scandinavian design, you can spice up your surroundings by adding some pinky hues. Pastel colours are the trend of the year. Even Pantone chose rose quartz and serenity as the hues of the year of 2016. So, go for some light pink tulips to refresh your environment. A white vase will match the interior design and the light hues of pink will suit your Scandinavian minimalism perfectly.

Create the abundance of colours

Those of you who are fond of having living rooms brimming with vibrant colours will love having a lot of colourful flowers, too. If you like Mediterranean-inspired indoors, you can have a living room resembling a Spanish one with some sun-yellow walls, red sofas and a rustic container with red roses, peonies and loosestrife in yellow and orange.

Nothing brings such an abundance of colours as these do, so let positive vibes spread all over the place.

Matchy bottles are a must

If you like having everything matchy, think about getting some bottles you can paint in hues of the flowers they will contain. These are best placed near white windows to be easily spotted.

Get busy

There are a lot of us who are not satisfied with the existing choice of flower containers, but there is still something we can do! Why not make some by ourselves? You can invite some friends over and have an unforgettable experience creating your own little pieces of art.

The choices are endless and you can easily get motivated online. An easy thing to do is to get your mason jars and a piece of wood to create the containers you have always dreamed of. You can use them as planters too. But you will need to have some adequate tools, so check out some quality tools online that you will definitely need. You do not really want to make those jars loose and you certainly would not like them to fall down and break apart in a matter of hours, so choose quality items and tools in order to fix them.

Chalkboard is all the rage

You have seen a lot of mugs with chalkboard, but this is not the only thing where it has been recently used. If you like the effect you can create some similar pots and place some blooming lilacs to have a contrasting effect. The black colour of chalkboard will be perfect for your yellowish surroundings. You can even name your flowers and write down their names. Get creative!

Create monochromatic magic

If you do not like an abundance of colour you can still enjoy the spring lights in your home. Choose a lot of small terra cotta containers where you will plant yellow tulips, daffodils and freesias and have a sunny corner at your place.

Choose a contrasting vibrant bouquet

Get a white glass where you will place your bouquet with blue and orange hues and let the positive vibes get into your room. If you have some monochromatic items in your living room, this will be excellent for introducing a bit of vibrant colours. However, if you have a lot of colours already, be careful about where to place the flowers as you do not want them to merge with the surroundings and become invisible.

There is no better way to spring refresh your household than introducing a bit of floral décor. Choose flower arrangements and matching containers that will spice up the environment and let the colours spread all over the place while you enjoy the positive vibes.

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.


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.


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!