The long Cincinnati winter is finally winding down, and springtime is nearly here! Nothing brings the freshness of spring inside and welcomes the season quite like a bouquet of vibrantly colored, sweetly scented spring flowers. With a single vase of fresh flowers (or more — we won’t stop you from ordering) is the simplest, most cost-effective way to brighten up a dull space and freshen the air for the new season. At Adrian Durban Florist, we can’t wait to begin designing for spring!
Fun Facts about Spring Flowers
The first official day of spring occurs on the vernal equinox, a day when darkness and daylight are equal, followed by lengthening days in the Northern Hemisphere. This year, we’ll reach the point on the Earth’s orbit around the Sun called the vernal equinox on March 19th. Around the world, the start of spring isn’t celebrated until flowers bloom. In Japan, for example, the beginning of spring is recognized when the cherry blossoms, their national flower, start blooming.
When Do Spring Flowers Bloom?
The earliest spring flowers are usually snowdrops, which often poke out of the soil and start to bloom as early as January or February before the snow has even melted and well-before spring has actually arrived. Other early bloomers include Lenten roses, daffodils, and pansies. Most spring flowers bloom during the heart of springtime, starting toward the end of March and continuing until late June when they give way to summer flowers. Other spring flowers don’t bloom until the very end of the season. These late bloomers include peonies, daisies, roses, lilacs, and bluebells.
What Are the Most Popular Spring Flowers?
Many flowers bloom during spring, which makes it tough to choose just a few favorites. The following are some of the most popular blooms of spring thanks to their stunning beauty, bright colors, and lovely fragrances.
Hyacinths bloom in cone-shaped clusters of densely arranged bell-shaped flowers. These early bloomers are some of the first to sprout in spring and have flowers in pretty shades of lavender, blue, pink, salmon, yellow, orange, peach, and white. Highly fragrant, hyacinth will make any room smell like springtime. Hyacinths represent sincerity and constancy, in addition to sport and play.
These classic springtime flowers bloom in late spring. The most popular variety of daises have bright yellow centers surrounded by a halo of white petals, but they come in a variety of colors. Gerbera daisies bloom in especially vibrant, saturated hues like pink, orange, and yellow. Daisies represent innocence and purity, in addition to childbirth, motherhood, and new beginnings, making them a perfect choice for a new mother in spring.
Freesias are lovely blooms that have a long vase life. Each freesia stem sports between six and twelve trumpet-shaped blooms that can come in a rainbow of different colors. But freesia isn’t known for their beauty, they’re better recognized for their lovely perfume that smells just like spring. Freesias have become a powerful symbol of friendship and trust, which makes them a perfect springtime gift for those closest to you.
Once tulips were so highly coveted, they could be used as currency in Holland. Today, tulips are one of the most popular springtime flowers thanks to their bright colors, endless varieties, and cheerful appearance. Different colors of tulips have different symbolic meanings. For example, red tulips symbolize perfect love and white tulips can be used to ask for forgiveness. Regardless of color, tulips are a cheerful floral choice for any springtime celebration or bouquet.
These spring flowers are loved for their papery, delicate petals and starburst shapes. Camellias bloom in shades of white, pink, and red, and the flower’s symbolic meaning depends on its specific color. Certain shades of pink camellias represent longing and are usually given to people who are missed. White camellias represent adoration, and red camellias symbolize passionate love.
Roses are a favorite flower all year long, but they’re actually in-season during the spring. This means spring roses are less expensive, surprisingly fresh, and are also at their most beautiful. This makes them a perfect choice for a springtime wedding when you’d be ordering a high-volume of the stems. Roses, however, are beautiful for any spring occasion, and they carry different symbolic meanings, depending on their colors. Red obviously symbolizes romance. Pink stands for gentle admiration. Orange is for passion. Yellow means friendship and lavender represents love at first sight.
Daffodils are another quintessential springtime flower. These early bloomers have become basically synonymous with springtime, as they also represent renewal, rebirth, and fresh beginnings. These trumpet-shaped blooms come in sunny combinations of white, yellow, and orange that are perfect for giving a dark space a fresh, springtime feel.
Get Ready for Spring with Fresh Bouquets
If you’re as excited for spring as we are at Adrian Durban Florist, then we suggest celebrating the new season and the lengthening days with a fresh bouquet of spring flowers. Whether you bring the energy of spring into your home or office with a bouquet of fragrant freesia, pastel roses, cheerful tulips, or a mixed springtime design, you’ll feel refreshed and renewed — just like nature in springtime!