Nothing welcomes the arrival of spring and brightens the home quite like a bouquet of freshly cut seasonal flowers. Their bright, cheerful colors will lift your mood, and their sweet fragrances will please your nose! At Carithers Flowers in Atlanta, we’re all ready to help you celebrate the new season. Our flower shop is fully stocked, and we can’t wait to start sharing our new spring designs.
Fun Spring Flower Facts
This year, the first day of spring falls on March 19th, the vernal equinox. While flowers don’t know it’s the spring equinox, they can sense that the days are growing longer and the temperatures are rising. This is what prompts them to start blooming.
In the U.S., we celebrate the start of spring on the vernal equinox, but other parts of the world base the seasons on the lunar calendar. In Japan, people take their cue from the flowers and only start spring once the national flower, cherry blossoms, have bloomed.
When Does Spring Flowers Start to Bloom?
The first flowers of the year bloom before spring — even in cold climates! Lenten roses, crocuses, and snowdrops fight their way through the snow as early as late January. Most early spring flowers begin blooming around the end of March. These include tulips, daffodils, irises, and pansies. Late bloomers like lilacs, peonies, daisies, and bluebells don’t come out until May or June.
Our 7 Favorite Flowers for Spring
So many beautiful flowers bloom during spring that it’s tough to pick favorites, but the following flowers are some of the most popular thanks to their beauty, fragrance, and special meanings.
When you think about springtime or Easter, you probably also think about tulips. These pretty flowers offer robust pops of color to any floral arrangement, but they’re also lovely on their own. They come in almost infinite varieties of colors, color combinations, and petal textures. In general, tulips represent love, but specific colors have different meanings. For example, yellow tulips represent happy thoughts, and white tulips are for forgiveness.
These blooms have happy, trumpet-shaped faces in sunny yellow, white, and orange. They bloom early in spring, and daffodils are almost synonymous with the season because they also symbolize renewal, rebirth, and new beginnings.
With their white petals and yellow centers, these pretty little flowers have the beauty of a wild meadow. They don’t bloom until the end of spring, but they’re perfect for celebrating Mother’s Day because they symbolize motherhood and childbirth.
Lilac shrubs can grow to be 15 feet tall, and they can perfume an entire neighborhood with their sweet springtime scent. In shades of pink, blue, purple, and white, these pretty flower clusters respectively symbolize love, happiness, spirituality, and purity.
Camellias are also a flowering shrub. They have deep-green foliage and stunning flowers with seemingly endless layers of petals. In pink, white, and red camellias represent longing, adoration, and sincere desire.
Ruffled ranunculus blooms are lovely. They represent charm and attractiveness. With their good looks available in just about every color imaginable, they make a great addition to any spring bouquet.
Roses are popular all year long, but they’re in-season in spring. This means that spring roses are the freshest, most beautiful, and most affordable roses you’ll ever find. Different colors of roses have different meanings, which means you can communicate just about any message you want with them. Red roses represent romance. Orange roses are for passion, yellow represents friendship, lavender is for love at first sight, and pink roses communicate gentle admiration.
The Best Way to Celebrate Spring’s Arrival
The perfect way to celebrate the season of renewal and new beginnings is with fresh, seasonal flowers, of course! Whether you want to display cheerful tulips, blushing peonies, fragrant hyacinth, or whimsical ranunculus, we have a perfect floral design at Carithers Flowers to brighten your season.