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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. 

Send a Little Luck This St Patrick’s Day With a Lucky Flower Arrangement!

St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner. Most people know that four leaf clovers are lucky flowers. However, this is not the only lucky flower. Though you might not stumble on a lucky flower as you go about your normal activities, you can brighten the day of your loved ones, friends or co-workers with a St. Patrick’s Day bouquet on March 17. This lovely bouquet will lift the recipient’s spirit and possibly bring about a stroke of good luck in the form of a new friendship, a romantic relationship, money or other discoveries.

Good Luck Flowers: Carnations

St Patrick's Day Carnations from Brant Florist

One of our most popular St. Patrick’s Day bouquets contains carnations. This flower’s history dates back over 2,000 years. Carnations are rich with mythology, symbolism and folklore. There is no doubt that carnations are some of the most beautiful flowers on the planet. However, few know that they are also associated with good luck and pure love. The ancient Romans and Greeks used carnations in garlands and ceremonial crowns. Today, the carnation serves as a gorgeous decoration and is widely thought of as one of the luckiest flowers around.

Morning Glories

This lovely flower is said to bring about happiness, peace and good luck. Place a morning glory beneath your pillow and you just might enjoy a refreshing night of sleep that is void of nightmares. Morning glories feature a bell-shaped bloom which is partially responsible for their reputation for brightening one’s day. Native Americans once used the flower’s leaves to make tea to alleviate indigestion and headaches.

Sunflower

The sun flower follows the sun and is said to provide positive energy to those in its vicinity. This lucky flower makes a living space feel considerably brighter and safer. Go ahead and eat the flower’s seeds and you just might enjoy a string of good luck. Some say sleeping with sunflower seeds below one’s pillow inspires honesty amongst friends, family, co-workers and others.

Peace Lily

Peace lilies are said to reduce stress, generate soothing feelings, improve sleep and generally improve the lives of those who care for them. This flower is also a sign of good will. It features uniquely spiked leaves that exudes positive energy into a living or working space.

St. Patrick’s Day Good Luck Flowers From Brant Florist

Shamrock Flower Bouquet By Brant Florist

Get your special someone a Shamrock in a Vase for St. Patrick’s Day and it will prove to be an unforgettable holiday. This vase shows off the green mums and hydrangea in all their natural glory. It is the perfect touch of Irish for anyone who deserves a stroke of good luck.

Our Green Carnations are sure to bring good fortune to your significant other, friend, family member or other acquaintance. These stunning flowers come in a beautiful vase along with greens and a bow for the ultimate visual presentation.

Perhaps our Top of the Morning in Vase would suit that special someone in your life. Filled with white and green blooms, this flower collection is certain to put a smile on the face of whoever you select as the recipient.

Order St. Patrick’s Day Flowers From Brant Florist Today

St Patrick's Day Daisies by Brant Florist

Pick out a stunning lucky flower bouquet for your loved one or friend and we will assemble it by hand with the freshest flowers. Our talented florists take the extra step of personalizing the bouquet’s message to suit the recipient’s unique personality. If anything good happens to the recipient, you will surely receive the credit!

Contact Brant Florist at info@brantflorist.com or 877-545-5535 to order some lucky St. Patrick’s Day flowers today.

The Meaning Behind Your Autumn Centerpieces

Thanksgiving is almost here! As we prepare our tables for an evening of feasting and reflectbrant-florist-thanksgiving-flowersing
with family, we’ll no doubt include some beautiful decorations. Orange flowers, yellow and red too; pumpkins and corn everywhere you look. No table would be complete without on
e of our many eye-catching autumn centerpieces that captures the spirit of the fall season.

But why do we use these symbols and colours to represent Thanksgiving? Because orange and yellow dominate when the leaves fall? Because pumpkins and corn, common harvest vegetables, are orange and yellow? Yes, but there’s more to it than that.

Last month we showed you what the popular colours of fall meant. This month we’re going to look at what orange flowers, yellow flowers and the symbols of Thanksgiving mean for this holiday. Along the way we’re also going to show you some of the many delightful autumn centerpieces Brant Florist currently offers.

Orange Flowers

brant-florist-thanksgiving-bouquetFiery and passionate like the sun, orange flowers are symbols of optimism, energy and fun. They give us a burning drive, creativity and adventurousness, perfect for embracing the hard work of the harvest. Orange flowers also give us warmth and closeness, like the gentle flames of the hearth in a comfortable home or the tender bonds of family.

When you see your family this Thanksgiving, try to spend some time with each of them. Remember what they’ve contributed to your life, how they’ve helped you grow. Remember the people who inspire you, push you to burn away the lesser parts of yourself and be a better person. Each of us, whether we run or crawl, only reach our destination with the support of many; we all owe them our gratitude and thanks for being part of our lives, and they owe us the same. Dedicate one orange flower in your autumn centerpieces for every relative you have.

Yellow Flowers

Radiant like bulbs shining with light, yellow flowers symbolize intellect, insight and the spark-like “eureka!” moment of discovery. They represent success; the times in our lives when we’re full of pride and joy as we reflect on our labours and admire their fruit, like the end of a successful harvest. Yellow flowers also represent the happy bonds of friendship, persistent and brilliant, not so easily dimmed.

It’s not just family we should be thankful for, but our peers and good friends as well. They’ve shared our joys and sorrows, our successes and failures, our downfalls and redemptions; and we’ve shared just as much with them. They’ve brightened our lives just by being there, not out of familial connection but simply because they wanted to, and we have done the same. When we needed it most, they helped us seize opportunities and achieve greatness. You may not end up having Thanksgiving dinner with them, but it would still be a good idea to take some time to thank your friends for being part of your life and letting you be part of theirs. For every yellow flower in your autumn centerpieces, remember a friend and wish them well.

Thanksgiving Symbolsbrant-florist-yellow-flowers-thanksgiving

The three Thanksgiving symbols you’re most likely to see in autumn centerpieces are corn, the pumpkin and the cornucopia. All three represent the aim of a harvest: to have plenty. Pumpkins, massive and bulging with more than enough to feed a family, and corn, with their numerous kernels per cob and seemingly endless yellow fields; both evoke a vast bounty. The cornucopia, also known as the Horn of Plenty, is traditionally a goat’s horn said to be filled with infinite abundance—more fruit, grains and vegetables than any family or community can eat.

When you see autumn centerpieces containing a cornucopia, you should give thanks for your family’s own bounty—the feast you’re able to prepare and the loved ones you’re able to spend time with. We’ve all got so many things to be thankful for.

Combine the meanings of orange flowers, yellow flowers and Thanksgiving symbols and what common theme emerges? Community. The bonds we form with others, the shared toils and spoils andbrant-florist-yellow-flowers the happiness we derive from living together. As you gather around your autumn centerpieces and dig in with your loved ones, remember these values, for they hold as true for us as they did for th
e pilgrims, settlers and farmers whose harvest festivals led to our Thanksgiving.

But maybe you haven’t chosen your Thanksgiving decorations or autumn centerpieces yet. If that’s the case, Brant Florist has a wide selection of gorgeous centerpieces to crown your table, as well as floral experts who can help you choose the perfect flower decorations for the holiday.

What do you think about the meaning of Thanksgiving? What do these symbols mean to you?

Apologize with flowers

When you want to say sorry in a tangible and meaningful way, choose flowers from Brant Florist.

Festive Big Hug by FTD - BF5995

Festive Big Hug by FTD – BF5995

Whether it’s for business or personal reasons, sending a bouquet shows you care. You can apologize for a mistake without having to find the right words. Sending flowers is a sincere way to say sorry, allowing your actions to speak volumes.

If the person you’re apologizing to is a close loved one, such as your spouse, you may want to choose their favourite flowers or select blooms in their favourite colours. Trust your instincts, and choose an arrangement you think will bring a smile to their face.

If it’s for a customer or client, you may want to choose from some of Brant Florist’s bestsellers.

Asking for forgiveness isn’t easy, and the recipient will appreciate that you’ve taken the time and gone to the expense to select flowers. While the words “I’m sorry” take only a fleeting moment to say, a bouquet of flowers is much longer lasting.

Flowers are a great way to bring some positive energy to life.

What a Treat Vase Teleflora - BF6536

What a Treat Vase Teleflora – BF6536

When you order flowers from a long- standing and specialized business such as Brant Florist, every order is guaranteed.

They take pride in offering a magnificent selection of the finest flowers. Their flowers receive the most attentive care to ensure they last as long as possible after delivery.

Let Brant Florist hand deliver your apology or peace offering for you to the recipient’s home or workplace. They can help you choose the perfect message to include with your gift.