Winter in Webster is finally winding down, and spring will be here before we know it! One of the best ways to celebrate the season of new beginnings is with a bouquet of fresh spring flowers from Kittelberger Florist & Gifts. Bringing the beauty of spring indoors will make you feel like a new person with a brightened space and fresher air.
Fun Facts about Spring Flowers and Springtime
This year, the first day of spring falls on March 19th, but the flowers won’t know what day it is. Spring flowers sense the days growing longer and the temperatures getting warmer, and this prompts them to resume growing and prepare to bloom.
Although the United States celebrates the first day of spring on the vernal equinox, people in other parts of the world use other systems, like the lunar calendar, to mark the changing seasons. In Japan, people take their cue from the flowers and don’t celebrate spring until their national flowers, the cherry blossoms, have begun to bloom.
When Do Flowers Bloom in Spring?
Flowers bloom at different times throughout the season. The first flowers of the year, crocuses, Lenten roses, and snowdrops, actually brave the cold, blooming as early as late January.
The first of the spring flowers arrive toward the end of March and beginning of April. These include tulips, daffodils, hyacinth, and pansies. Later spring flowers need more sunlight and time to grow before they’re ready to blossom. Flowers like lilacs, roses, daisies, peonies, and bluebells appear in May and June.
Seven of the Prettiest Flowers for Spring
Of course, all spring flowers are lovely, and we love them all, but the following are some of the most popular thanks to their sweet fragrances, exceptional looks, and special symbolic meanings.
Springtime wouldn’t be the same if we didn’t have tulips around to celebrate. These flowers’ bulbous blooms come in endless varieties and pair well with a jar of jelly beans. Generally, tulips represent love, but each color has a different meaning. Red tulips represent true love, and yellow tulips stand for cheerful thoughts.
With their heavily ruffled blooms, blushing peonies don’t bloom until late in spring, and perhaps this reluctance is why they’ve come to symbolize bashfulness. They also represent happy marriage, romance, prosperity, honor, and compassion.
Daisies are also late bloomers. They have fresh, white petals and vibrant yellow centers that give them a rustic beauty we can’t help but adore. Daisies are perfect for Mother’s Day because they symbolize childbirth and motherhood.
These blooming shrubs can grow up to 15 feet tall. When fully grown and fully bloomed, they’ll perfume an entire neighborhood with their scent, if the breeze is just right. In blue, pink, purple, and white, lilacs respectively symbolize happiness, passion, spirituality, and purity.
Camellia shrubs blossom abundantly each spring with large, gorgeous flowers. In red, white, and pink, they represent deep desire, admiration, and longing.
Pansies are some of the first flowers to bloom for spring. With petals shaped like cute, little faces, they bloom in countless combinations of colors. They’re the perfect gift for your favorite smarty-pants because they symbolize free thinking and admiration.
Daffodils are also early bloomers, and their trumpet-shaped blossoms in white, yellow, and orange simply stun after a dreary winter. They’re also the flower that’s the most emblematic of spring because, like the season, they symbolize new beginnings, rebirth, and renewal.
Celebrate the Season of New Beginnings with a Springtime Floral Design
While you wait for all the flowers outside to bloom, there’s no reason you can’t get a head-start on welcoming springtime with a seasonal floral design. Nothing brightens up the indoors on a rainy spring day quite like a fresh bouquet of seasonal flowers from Kittelberger Florist & Gifts.