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How to Beat the Winter Blues with Flowers

The winter months often prove to be quite depressing. There is little sunlight, way too much snow, hazardous ice and brutal wind. There are several ways to beat the winter blues. Some turn to warm meals. Others key in on exercise. Yet the one foolproof way to improve mood in this dreadful time of the year is an assortment of beautiful flowers.

Flowers Brighten up Living and Working Spaces

Winter Blues - Brant Florist

Add some colorful flowers to your home or office and you will feel uplifted. Our bodies are searching for sources of light and color in the monochromatic winter months. Flowers infuse much-needed color along with lovely smells that ultimately serve to boost one’s mood.

Exposure to Flowers Lowers Stress Levels

The winter makes it awfully difficult to spend lengthy periods of time in the greater outdoors. Furthermore, much of the outdoor landscape is covered in ice and snow. Most of the plants are lifeless until the spring months. This is precisely why you should bring nature’s beauty indoors. Add some gorgeous flowers to your living or working space and you will feel much better during the depressing winter.

Simply Looking at Flowers Will Suffice

A study performed by Harvard University researchers found that merely looking at flowers in the early morning hours can induce happiness and reduce anxiety. Winter mornings are especially stressful. It seems like it takes forever for the sun to show. The temperatures are egregiously low and the ice is as solid and slippery as ever. Do yourself an enormous favor by looking at a lovely floral arrangement for a few minutes each morning. Though this sounds a bit irreverent, it just might work wonders for your mood.

Even if you don’t want to gaze at flowers each morning, you will still benefit from their presence. Place vibrant flowers in the rooms of your home that your frequent on a regular basis and they will improve your mood and energy. When in doubt, place your flowers in the kitchen as that is where most people spend a considerable portion of the morning.

Flowers can Even Trigger Positive Emotions

Let’s face it: Most of us get a little depressed in the uber-cold winter months. Many suffer from seasonal affect disorder (SAD). Others are stricken with cabin fever. It is quite easy to feel sad, anxious and even angry between December and March. Fret not, flowers can help!

Winter Mug - Brant Florist

A study performed by Rutgers University lends credence to the popular notion that flowers boost emotional health. The research shows that flowers induce happy emotions, boost life satisfaction and even trigger positive social behavior. This is excellent news for individuals who are searching for a means of beating the winter blues without antidepressants, alcohol or other drugs.

Brant Florist is Here to Help You and Your Loved Ones Make it Through the Winter

We are smack dab in the middle of the winter. There is a good chance that you feel a little down. Even if you feel fine, the odds are that someone in your social circle or family feels depressed. The answer to the winter doldrums is here in the form of lovely floral arrangements from Brant Florist.  Each of our arrangements is handmade in a highly personalized manner We even tack on an individualized message for good measure. This is exactly what one needs in the midst of the brutally cold winter!

Contact us today to learn more about our floral arrangements and how they can brighten your life or the lives of your friends, family and co-workers. You can reach Brant Florist at 877-545-5535 or by e-mailing info@brantflorist.com.

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.

Visit www.burlingtonhs.com or contact burlhortsoc@gmail.com for more information.

International Women’s Day 2016

International Women’s Day is celebrated every year around the world to honour women’s achievements socially, politically and economically. It all began around 1909 and after celebrating throughout the years the date has been settled on March 8th.

International Women's Day logo

International Women’s Day logo

Flowers just happen to be the most popular gift for International Women’s Day!

The most popular flower in Europe to send for International Women’s Day is the fragrant mimosa flower. It grows from a tree or bush and has bright yellow, tiny, ball-like blooms in a bunch. Mimosa is not a very commonly found flower in the US and Canada but some shops will bring it in for Women’s Day.

Another representation of International Women’s Day is wearing a purple ribbon.

The FTD Touch of Spring Bouquet - BF7124

The FTD Touch of Spring Bouquet – BF7124

Commemorate International Woman’s Day with a floral arrangement in purples and yellows created by one of our professional floral designers, for the special woman or women in your life to celebrate their strength, courage and beauty within.

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Happy Grandparents Day!

Grandparents Day Sept 13 2015

Send them something nice, like flowers or a lasting plant

It all started with a lady by the name of Marian McQuade. She was recognized by the U.S. Senate and Jimmy Carter for her efforts in educating youth of the contributions seniors have made in the past. Because of her efforts, Grandparents Day became official in the U.S. in 1978 and in Canada in 1995.

Silly enough, the flower representing Grandparents Day is the Forget-Me-Not, which blooms in the springtime, only in gardens and is not available in September.

But, let’s be honest here, your grandparents would be thrilled with any type of flowers or floral arrangement. A nice seasonal bouquet to put in their favourite vase is surely to make them smile.

Be Happy Smile Mug by Teleflora - BF6392

Be Happy Smile Mug by Teleflora – BF6392

Call your grandparents, go for a visit, enjoy their company & stories and if you’re lucky Grandma will have some cookies! 🙂