Winter is finally winding down on Staten Island, and spring is almost here! There’s no reason to wait for the flowers to bloom outside; you can start celebrating right away by bringing home a bouquet of fresh seasonal blooms from Moravian Florist. There’s no better way to brighten up your home, sweeten the air, and uplift your attitude than with cheerful spring flowers.
Fun Facts about Spring Flowers and Springtime
This year, spring will officially begin on March 19th. The flowers don’t know what day it is, but they can sense that the days are growing longer and the temperatures are getting warmer. This is how they know that it’s time to start growing and getting ready to bloom.
In the United States, we mark the start of spring with the vernal equinox. People in other parts of the world use different systems, like the lunar calendar, to keep track of the changing seasons. In Japan, people take their cue from the flowers. They don’t recognize the beginning of spring until their national flower; the cherry blossoms have begun to bloom.
Fanciful Spring Vase
When Exactly Will the Spring Flowers Start to Bloom?
The very first flowers of spring don’t even wait for spring. Even in cold climates, Lenten roses, snowdrops, and crocuses bloom as early as the end of January.
Other early bloomers wait until spring to show their colors. Flowers like hyacinths, tulips, daffodils, and pansies are among the first, and they typically begin blooming around the end of March. Other flowers like roses, peonies, bluebells, and lilacs need more time and sunshine and won’t bloom until May or June.
Some of Our Favorite Flowers for Spring
So many flowers bloom during spring that it’s challenging to select just a few favorites. The following spring flowers, however, are especially well-loved thanks to their lovely appearance, pleasant fragrance, and their special symbolic meanings.
Spring wouldn’t feel the same without a bunch of jelly-bean-colored tulips coloring the world, and that’s why they make the top of our list of favorites. These bulbous-bloomed beauties come in just about every color and combination of colors you can imagine. In general, tulips symbolize love, but each specific color does have its own symbolic meaning. For example, purple tulips represent royalty, and yellow tulips are for happy thoughts.
These radiant blossoms look like pink pom-poms, and they come in a range of blushing pink hues. They don’t bloom until the very end of spring, which might be why one of their symbolic meanings is bashfulness. They also represent honor, romance, compassion, prosperity, and a happy marriage, making them an excellent choice for weddings.
Irises get their name from the Greek word for rainbow, and they do bloom in a surprising variety of colors. With blooms in purple, blue, maroon, nearly black, peach, white, and yellow, their symbolic meanings range from passion to purity.
Hyacinths bloom in the first part of spring. They have pretty cone-shaped clusters of blossoms in purple, blue, pink, and white. They also have a lovely and robust fragrance. Just a couple of hyacinths will fill a room with the smell of springtime.
It’s no surprise why flowers these flowers represent charm and attractiveness. They have seemingly infinite layers of petals in some of the most striking shades of purple, pink, orange, yellow, gold, and cream.
Daisies bloom near the end of the season. They have fresh white flowers and yellow centers that make them effortlessly beautiful and delightful to admire. Daisies symbolize childbirth and motherhood, making them the perfect flowers for celebrating Mother’s Day.
Of all flowers, daffodils are probably the most emblematic of spring because, like the season, they also symbolize new beginnings, rebirth, and renewal. We adore their trumpet-shaped blooms in yellow, orange, and white.
The Best Way to Celebrate the Season of Renewal
Nothing can give you the feeling of a fresh start quite like spring, except, of course, a beautiful bouquet of spring flowers from Moravian Florist. With a single vase of blooms, your home will feel happier, the air will smell fresher, and you’ll enjoy the happiness they bring.