The weather’s getting warmer, and the days are growing longer, which means springtime is just around the corner! At Allan’s Flowers, it’s our favorite time of the year! We’re not only excited to see the cacti around Prescott beginning to bloom, but we’re also looking forward to stocking our flower shop with the beautiful blooms of spring. You can celebrate the arrival of spring, too, by freshening your home with a vibrant bouquet of seasonal flowers.
Surprising Facts about Spring Flowers
In the United States, spring officially starts on the vernal equinox, the point on the Earth’s orbit around the Sun when daylight and darkness are the same length and after which days grow longer in the Northern Hemisphere. This year, the vernal equinox is on March 19th. In other parts of the world, the start of spring is celebrated only when certain flowers are in bloom. For example, Japan officially recognizes spring once their national flower, the cherry blossom, has begun to bloom.
How Soon Do Spring Flowers Bloom?
Some spring flowers like snowdrops and Lenten roses start blooming at the end of winter, as early as late January and February — even in snowy climates! Other spring flowers bloom throughout the season. Those that start early include tulips, daffodils, pansies, and hyacinths. Late bloomers don’t show their colors until the middle of June, and these include flowers like lilacs, peonies, roses, and daisies.
Some of the Most Popular Spring Flowers
Springtime is one of the best seasons for flowers because so many new blooms arrive with warmer weather and longer days. It’s tough to choose only a few favorites, but the following are some of the most popular flowers for celebrating springtime holidays, special occasions, and the season itself.
Among the first flowers to bloom in spring, tulips have vibrantly colored bulbous blooms that are striking to look at. They come in seemingly endless varieties of colors, variegations, and petal textures, and every tulip has a different symbolic meaning. Overall, tulips symbolize perfect love, but each color has its own meaning. Red tulips are strongly associated with true love. White tulips show forgiveness, and yellow tulips used to represent hopeless love, but have come to symbolize sunny cheerfulness.
Daffodils with their trumpet-shaped flowers are also early bloomers. They are basically synonymous with springtime. Like the season itself, daffodils in their sunny hues of orange, yellow, and white represent rebirth, renewal, and new beginnings.
The primrose has clusters of delicate, brightly colored flowers that burst from the center of deep-green foliage in a rainbow of different hues. The primrose tends to symbolize young love. In light purple, the flower represents confidence. Red primroses represent merit that hasn’t been appreciated.
Crocuses bloom very early, often pushing up through a snowy blanket to reveal their pretty blooms in a hopeful first sign of spring. These flowers stay close to the ground and bloom in shades of white, purple, yellow, and dusty pink. The crocus symbolizes youthfulness and cheerfulness — two things everyone wants to experience in spring.
Pansies also bloom in the first part of spring. These delicate beauties have flowers like small, cheerful faces in a variety of colors and color combinations. They symbolize both adoration and free thought.
Lilacs are well known for their beauty and their beautiful fragrance, and many associate the smell of lilac with the late days of spring because they bloom at the very end of the season. Lilacs are shrubs that can grow to be up to 15 feet tall, and they bloom in gentle shades of lavender, blue, pink, and white. Depending on the color, lilacs represent purity, spirituality, happiness, and love.
A single stem of freesia blooms with up to a dozen flowers in a whole rainbow of vibrant hues. Although freesias are stunning, they’re best known for their fresh, sweet fragrance that can fill a home with the feeling of spring. Freesia symbolizes trust and friendship.
Welcome Spring with Fresh Flowers
The best way to freshen your home and welcome spring is with a bouquet of beautiful seasonal flowers! Whether you display a batch of tulips, a clutch of daisies, or a blooming spring plant, you’ll enjoy the beautiful colors and sweet fragrances of spring flowers arranged by the experts at Allan’s Flowers.