Winter is winding down, and spring is on its way to Springfield! If you’re as excited as we are, then we recommend celebrating the season of renewal with a bouquet of the most beautiful seasonal flowers from Durocher Florist. There’s no better way to welcome spring than to brighten your home and sweeten the air with a vase of freshly cut flowers.
Fun Things to Know About Spring Flowers
Spring officially starts on the vernal equinox, which falls on March 19th this year. Although flowers don’t know what day it is, they do know when spring’s on its way because they sense the lengthening daylight and warmer temperatures. As a result, they start to grow and get ready to blossom.
In the United States, we start spring on the equinox, but people living in other places around the world set the seasons by the lunar calendar. In Japan, people take their cue from the flowers and don’t officially celebrate spring until their national flower; the cherry blossoms have bloomed.
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When to Expect Spring Flowers to Start Blooming
The earliest flowers of the year don’t wait for spring. Flowers like snowdrops, Lenten roses, and crocuses work their way through the snow and bloom as early as late January — even in cold climates!
Actual spring flowers start blooming around the end of March and into April. Early spring bloomers include tulips, irises, daffodils, and hyacinth. Later in spring, more flowers, including roses, peonies, lilacs, bluebells, and daisies bloom.
Seven of the Most Popular Flowers of Spring
With so many lovely blossoms opening in springtime, it’s tough to choose just a few favorites. The following spring flowers are well-loved thanks to their unique beauty, seasonal symbolism, and sweet fragrances.
Daffodils are some of the first flowers of the season, and their bright yellow, white, and orange trumpet-shaped blooms are a welcome sight after a long winter. These flowers are synonymous with springtime, as they also symbolize renewal, rebirth, and new beginnings.
Camellia shrubs bloom brightly with gorgeous flowers every spring. In red, white, and pink, camellia blossoms represent deep desire, adoration, and longing.
Roses are popular during every season, but they’re in-season in the spring. This means springtime is when roses are at their freshest, most beautiful, and are also most affordable. This is why roses are an excellent choice for spring weddings. Every color of rose has its unique meaning. For example, pink roses represent gentle admiration, while orange roses symbolize passion. Yellow roses are for friendship, and lavender roses honor a love at first sight.
It’s impossible to talk about spring flowers and not mention tulips. These cheerful blooms blossom in just about every color, including the complete jelly bean rainbow. They’re lovely in a garden, in a bouquet, or potted in a container indoors. Tulips also have special symbolic meanings based on their colors. Yellow represents happy thoughts, white is for forgiveness, and red symbolizes true love. In general, all tulips represent love and affection.
Lilac flowers blossom from shrubs that can grow to be 15 feet tall. At full size, a blooming lilac shrub can perfume an entire neighborhood with its sweet scent. In shades of pink, blue, purple, and white, lilacs respectively symbolize love, spirituality, happiness, and purity.
Daisies don’t bloom until the end of spring, but their fresh-white flowers and sunny yellow centers are a welcome sight. These lovely blossoms are perfect for Mother’s Day because they represent childbirth and motherhood.
Irises are early bloomers that get their name from the Greek word for rainbow, and they bloom in just about as many colors and variations. Depending on the color of the iris, their symbolic meanings range from passion to purity.
Bring the Beauty of Spring Inside to Celebrate the Season
There’s no need to wait for all the flowers outside to bloom to enjoy spring; you can invite the beauty of the season indoors with a lovely bouquet of fresh spring flowers. A seasonal design from Durocher Flowers will brighten your surroundings, elevate your mood, and sweeten the air!