Winter’s on the way out, and spring is coming in hot. At The Blossom Shop in Charlotte, we believe the best way to celebrate spring is with fresh, seasonal flowers, of course! Our flower shops are fully stocked with the most beautiful spring blooms, and our florists can’t wait to share our latest seasonal designs with you!
Interesting Facts about Springtime and Spring Flowers
March 19th is the first day of spring this year, but the flowers don’t know what day it is. Luckily, they can sense the lengthening days and the warming temperatures, and this is what prompts them to start growing and to get ready to bloom.
In the United States, we mark the first day of spring with the vernal equinox, but people in other parts of the world use different systems, like the lunar calendar, to track the changing seasons. Some people even take their cue from the flowers. Japan doesn’t officially begin spring until their national flowers, cherry blossoms, have started to bloom.
When Do the First and Last Flowers of Spring Bloom?
The year’s first flowers to bloom don’t even wait for spring. Even in frosty climates, crocuses, Lenten roses, and snowdrops fight their way through the snow and can bloom as early as late January.
Most spring flowers begin blooming around the end of March. The first of the season include daffodils, tulips, hyacinths, pansies, and irises. Others need more time to develop and enjoy the sun before they’re ready to blossom. Roses, bluebells, lilacs, peonies, and daisies don’t come out until May and June.
Sensational Flowers for Welcoming Spring
With so many flowers blossoming in spring, it’s not easy picking only a few favorites. We love them all, but these seven made our list thanks to their unique looks, lovely fragrances, and special symbolic meanings.
Spring wouldn’t be the same without the playful beauty of tulips. These bulbous flowers bloom in thousands of varieties, including just about every color and combination of colors possible. They generally represent love, but specific hues do have their own meanings. For example, red tulips symbolize true love, and yellow tulips represent cheerful thoughts. We love mixed bouquets for celebrating Easter, spring birthdays, and other special occasions of the season.
Camellia shrubs bloom every spring with large, gorgeous flowers that are so beautiful they almost don’t look real. In pink, red, or white, camellias symbolize longing, deep desire, and adoration.
Lilac shrubs can grow to be up to 15 feet tall, and their unmistakable perfume can be detected throughout a whole neighborhood when the breeze is just right. Their cascading flower clusters bloom in pink, blue, purple, and white, which represent passion, tranquility, spirituality, and purity.
Of all spring flowers, daffodils are the best representatives of spring. Like the season, they also represent renewal, rebirth, and new beginnings. They’re also lovely to admire with their funny, trumpet-shaped blooms in delightfully vibrant yellow, orange, and white.
Azaleas are another flowering shrub that blooms in spring. They have elegant, dark-green foliage and fluttery flowers that bloom in alluring shades of white, pink, and red. They represent femininity and make wonderful gifts either as potted plants or floral bouquets.
Daisies have classically fresh, white petals with yellow centers, which give them an effortless sort of beauty. They represent childbirth and motherhood, which makes them the perfect choice for a Mother’s Day celebration.
The flower of friendship, freesia is best known for its remarkable fragrance, but they are actually quite lovely looking, too. The plant’s slender stems hold up to a dozen solid or multicolored blossoms. Freesia blooms in strikingly vibrant hues like golden, purple, pink, mauve, lavender, orange, white, and red.
Celebrate the Season of New Beginnings with Spring Flowers and Blossoming Plants
The best way to get into the spirit of the season of new beginnings is by appreciating the beauty of fresh spring flowers or a seasonal blooming plant from The Blossom Shop. A single bouquet will brighten your home, sweeten the air, and lift your mood. In no time, you’ll feel refreshed and renewed, just like nature!