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Daisies Daisies Daisies

Daisies are such classic flowers and they come in so many colours and sizes. When most people think of the Daisy they often associate it as being a white flower. When in fact the flower comes in many different colours and sizes. That being said, it can be hard to decide what one to choose and what would work best in your home or garden. But that’s where we come in, we have a large selection of daisy arrangements for you to choose from. 

The petals on the daisy are usually delicate, making the perfect for almost any occasion. Sine there are so many types, we’ll just talk about a few, the English Daisy, Shasta Daisy, the Painted Daisy.

English Daisy

The English Daisy has a classic yellow centre and long white petals (the common daisy). It’s origins are from Northern Europe and it is considered a hardy perennial. It’s also been distributed all over the world.

Shasta Daisy

Another classic daisy is the Shasta Daisy, it happens to resemble the English Daisy. However, it has a much larger yellow centre and grows much taller (1-3 feet). The Shasta Daisy is a hybrid by Luther Burbank in Mount Shasta California.

Painted Daisy

Known to be a very popular daisy in gardens due to their ability to attract butterflies. This plant has fern-like leaves that make it an attractive plant even after the flowers have bloomed. They’re also effective at repelling insects.

Order Some Daisies 

We have a great selection for you to view There are so many Daisies to choose from We had to set up a section of our website dedicated to the Daisy. What daisies will you order today?

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. 

Wildflowers

What is a Wildflower?

Wildflower isn’t an exact term, it’s a way to explain a native species. And since there are so many species of wildflowers and plants, we’re just going to talk about 3 of them that are native to North America. The Alberta Wild Rose, Gaillardia, and the Buttercup.

Alberta Wild Rose (Rosa acicularis)

The Alberta Wild Rose, also known as the prickly wild rose, the prickly rose and the wild rose. Is a deciduous shrub that grows 1-3m tall and the leaves are pinnate, 7-14cm long with 3-7 leaflets. The flowers are pink (rarely white) and are 3-5cm in diameter. This rose species is native to the U.S. and Canadian norther Great Prairies and is the provincial flower of Alberta.

Gaillardia (Blanket Flower)

The Gaillardia is in the Sunflower family and native to North and South America. Many cultivars have been bred for ornamental use and are an annual or perennial herb or subshrub. The stem is usually branching and erect to a maximum height of around 80cm. And they’re almost any shade of yellow, orange, red, purple, brown, which or bicoloured.

Buttercup (Ranunculus)

The Buttercup usually flowers in spring but can be found throughout the summer. They’re mostly a perennial but occasionally they’re both annual or biannual. The Buttercup has 5 yellow, greenish or white petals making it a very recognizable flower.

What to we do with Wildflowers?

Wildflowers can be used for any purpose and they create a different tone or style to any event. You can be creative as you want, from your garden to bouquets. Deign you’re own arrangements with us, or let us come up with something for you. We have a wide selection of flowers and are happy to help you. 

Autumn Flowers

With all the leaves on the trees changing colour and the crisp cool air, Autumn is a wonderful season. And along with the changing leaves, our gardens change as well. The types if flowers that bloom are often different than the ones we saw during the spring and summer months. There’s a large variety of flowers and plants that make their appearance during the fall.

When is the best time to plant Autumn flowers? Well that can depend of the temperature in August. Planting early in the season (summer) will make sure that your garden is well established. But it’s a good idea to play it by ear, because it all depends on the temperature. Fall flowers bloom late, but they bloom best if they have been in the garden all season. Some examples of Autumn flowers are Balloon Flowers, Mums, Stonecrop, and Sunflower Perennials.

Ballon Flowers (Platycodon grandiflorus) are in the campanula or bellflower family. They start out as a puff or bubble and pop open when they’re ready to bloom. It’s colours are lavender-blue, pale pink, or white. This flower spreads slowly, filling in without becoming a nascence. And other than cutting the plants back in the spring or fall, there is no other maintenance required.

Mums (Chrysanthemum) comes in many varieties but the best one to plant for fall would be the hardier Mum. This plant should be purchased in the spring so that it is ready in time for the fall season. Keep them well watered and mulch them once the ground freezes. They come in a variety of colours such as, white, yellow, pink, lavender, red, and bronze. This flower lasts all the way until November in some climates.

Stonecrop (Sedum sp) or often called the “Autumn Joy” looks good all year and requires minimal attention, but if you live near a Deer population watch out because they love to eat Stonecrop. So be aware of your surroundings before planting this lovely flower. They come in shades of pink and mauve. This plant is usually left standing tall throughout the winter months.

Sunflower Perennials (Helianthus hybrids) are related to the Sunflower. However, they don’t get a large, or topple over like a Sunflower and look more like a Daisy. They bloom towards the end of the season and come in a yellowish colour. They grow much slower than the Annual Sunflower and they will come back every year.

What will you plant for your garden this Autumn? It’s good to get your garden planned out and planted in August. Whether you’re planting a new garden or adding to your current one, fall flowers need time. Autumn is such a beautiful time of year and what a better way to celebrate the season than with a beautiful garden.