The days are getting longer and temperatures are rising Fort Worth, which means spring is almost here! Nothing welcomes the arrival of the new season quite like bringing fresh spring flowers into your home or office. With a vase of seasonal flowers, you can create a cheerful environment and freshen the air with the sweet smell of springtime blooms. Our experts at Bice’s Florist can’t wait to start putting together our new seasonal designs and sharing them with all of you.
Fun Facts about Spring Flowers
Flowers can’t read the calendar. So, how do they know when it’s time to bloom? Spring flowers start growing in response to the warming temperatures and longer days, as the first day of spring approaches. This year, the vernal equinox falls on March 19th, and it marks the first official day of spring in the United States. Other countries around the world, celebrate the start of spring according to the moon cycle and according to the flowers in bloom. In Japan, spring doesn’t officially begin until the cherry blossoms have started to bloom.
When Do Spring Flowers Actually Bloom?
The first spring flowers can bloom as early as late January and early February! Even in cold climates, crocuses and snowdrops work their way through frosty blankets of snow to show their dazzling faces. Other early bloomers like tulips, daffodils, hyacinth, and pansies typically bloom in late March or early April. Some spring flowers need a bit more sunshine to come out in all their glory. You can expect to see lilacs, daisies, bluebells, roses, and peonies closer to late May and mid-June.
Our Seven Favorite Spring Flowers
Thousands of flowers bloom in celebration of spring, which makes it tough to choose just a few favorites. The following, however, are some of the most popular of the season.
Lilac shrubs can grow to be up to 15 feet tall, and they bloom abundantly with fragrant cone-shaped flower clusters. The symbolic meaning of lilacs depends on the color of flowers. Blue, white, pink, or purple respectively represent happiness, purity, love, and spirituality.
Daisies are the perfect springtime gift for a new mother or even for a mom on Mother’s Day because they represent motherhood, childbirth, and new beginnings. Classic daisies have white petals that surround cheerful yellow centers, but other varieties like Gerbera daisies come in a range of bright and saturated hues like fuchsia, orange, yellow, and red.
These lovely blooms unfurl their ruffled petals late in the season in a variety of gentle shades of pink. They’re perfect for decorating and wonderful in bridal bouquets thanks to their plethora of positive symbolic meanings, which include happy marriage, prosperity, romance, riches, good fortune, honor, and compassion. Slow to bloom, they can also symbolize bashfulness.
It’s impossible to make a list of favorite spring flowers and not include tulips. These lovelies have held their share of the spotlight for centuries, as they were once so valuable that they sold for thousands of dollars and could even be used as currency in Holland. Today, tulips have become a springtime staple, and they’re a favorite in both Easter and Mother’s Day bouquets. In general, tulips represent love, but each color carries a slightly different meaning. For example, white tulips represent forgiveness, purple tulips are for royalty, red tulips mean true love, and yellow symbolizes happy thoughts.
Daffodils are another springtime favorite. They have trumpet-shaped blooms in bright shades of yellow, white, and orange. They’re basically synonymous with spring, as they also represent renewal, rebirth, and fresh beginnings.
Multiples of these bell-shaped flowers hang delicately from their stems in the loveliest shade of blue. They bloom late in the season and represent humility and gratitude.
Camellias grow from a shrub with the deepest-green foliage, making their ruffled blooms stand out in an even more striking manner. In white, pink, and red varieties, they respectively symbolize adoration, longing, and deep desire. White camellias are often sent to people who are missed or make lovely flowers of remembrance.
Make the Most of Spring with Lovely Seasonal Flowers
If you’re as excited for spring as we are at Bice’s Florist, we suggest celebrating the changing season with special floral designs and potted plants designed for springtime. There’s no better way to freshen up your home or office than with spring flowers!