If you listen carefully, you can hear the birds chirping because spring has almost arrived in Greenville! At Expressions Unlimited, our florists can’t wait to celebrate the season of renewal with fresh spring flowers and new seasonal designs. You can rejoice, too, by adorning your home or office with the most-loved flowers of the season.
Fun Facts about Spring Flowers
This year, the first day of spring is on March 19th. The flowers don’t know what day it is, but they can tell it’s time to start blooming because they sense the days growing longer and the temperatures getting warming.
In the United States, we recognize the first day of spring on the vernal equinox. People in other parts of the world base the seasons on the lunar calendar, and in Japan, people take their cue from their national flower. Spring doesn’t officially begin in Japan until the cherry blossoms have started to bloom.
When You Can Expect Spring Flowers to Bloom
The first flowers bloom well before spring arrives. Even in cold climates, flowers like snowdrops, Lenten roses, and crocuses push their way through the snow as early as late January.
Most early spring bloomers start coming out around the end of March. These include irises, tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths. Late spring bloomers like peonies, roses, and lilacs need more sunshine to coax their blossoms out of hiding, which means their colors don’t emerge until May and June.
Seven Flowers That Signify Spring
There are thousands of different spring flowers, but some of them are so well-loved that merely seeing them around means spring has either arrived or is almost here. When you see the following flowers, you’ll know it’s springtime!
Tulips are some of the most popular flowers for celebrating spring. They’re among the first to bloom, and they grow in countless varieties. Their bulbous blossoms add vibrant pops of color to mixed bouquets, but they’re also great on their own. Tulips generally represent love, but different colors have different meanings. Yellow, for example, symbolizes happy thoughts.
Daffodils are also early bloomers, and their bright orange, yellow, and white trumpet-shaped blooms are a welcome sight. These flowers are some of the most typical of spring because they also symbolize rebirth, renewal, and new beginnings.
Irises emerge with glorious blossoms atop tall green stalks. They get their name from the Greek word for rainbow, perhaps because they bloom in so many colors. Depending on the color, the iris’s symbolic meaning can range from passion to purity.
Daisies don’t bloom until the end of spring. Their fresh-white petals and sunny yellow centers give them an effortless beauty, just like the untended meadows where they thrive. These flowers are perfect for celebrating Mother’s Day because they symbolize motherhood and childbirth.
Hyacinths bloom in early spring, often pushing through the snow to reveal their lovely blossoms in shades of pink, purple, blue, and white. These flowers are well-recognized for their beautiful fragrance, which will sweeten a room in no time.
Bluebells blossom in late spring and grow wild in lots of different regions of the United States. These bell-shaped blossoms hang gracefully from their stems and pull the entire plant down in a sort of humble bow, which might be why they’ve come to symbolize humility.
Pansies are early spring flowers. They grow low to the ground and have delicate blossoms that resemble happy, little faces. With a variety of colors and color combinations, pansies are fun to grow in large garden beds, but they’re also pretty potted indoors. They symbolize both admiration and free thought.
Welcome Spring into Your Home with a Floral Celebration
The best way to welcome spring is to bring it into your home with a vase full of fresh seasonal blooms! They’ll uplift the atmosphere and sweeten the air, making you feel like a brand-new person. No matter which spring flowers you love most, Expressions Unlimited has a design you’re sure to love.