Winter in Wilmington is finally winding down, and spring is almost here! To celebrate the season of renewal, we recommend enjoying flowers and greenery both outdoors and indoors with lovely seasonal floral bouquets from Julia’s Florist.
Fun Facts about Springtime and Spring Flowers
This year, the vernal equinox and the first day of spring land on March 19th. The flowers don’t know what day it is, but they do know when it’s time for them to bloom. As the days grow longer and the temperatures rise, plants sense the changes and start to grow.
Although the United States recognizes the vernal equinox as the first day of spring, people in other parts of the world use different systems, like the lunar calendar, to mark the seasons. The people of Japan take their cue from the flowers themselves, and they only officially start spring when their national flowers, cherry blossoms, have begun to bloom.
When Do Spring Flowers Start Blooming?
Different spring flowers bloom at various times throughout spring. The earliest ones can start blooming as early as late January — even in cold climates. Crocuses, snowdrops, and Lenten roses push their way through the frost and come out before winter’s over.
Most other early spring bloomers start to come out toward the end of March and beginning of April. These include hyacinths, tulips, daffodils, and pansies. Other spring flowers need more time to develop and warmer weather before they’ll blossom. Flowers like lilacs, peonies, roses, daisies, and bluebells don’t bloom until May and June.
The Flowers We’re Most Excited About This Spring
We’re excited about all the flowers of spring, but some hold a special place in our hearts. The following flowers are well-loved because they’re exceptionally beautiful, sweetly fragrant, and have special symbolic meanings.
Pansies are some of the first spring flowers to bloom. They have pretty petals in endless varieties of color combinations that look like cute, little faces. They’re beautiful in flower beds, but also look great potted indoors in planters. The perfect gift for your favorite smart person, pansies, symbolize both free-thinking and admiration.
These full flowers don’t bloom with their blushing, ruffled blossoms until late in the season. Peonies are perfect for weddings because they symbolize a happy marriage, honor, good fortune, prosperity, and compassion. They also represent bashfulness, perhaps because they’re so reluctant to bloom.
The flower of friendship, freesia is most well-known for its signature floral scent. They’re also quite beautiful. Each freesia stem holds up to a dozen blossoms in the most vibrant of colors.
Spring wouldn’t be the same if we didn’t have tulips to celebrate with. These happy-looking flowers have bulbous blooms in endless varieties. They’re perfect in garden beds, containers, and bouquets. Every color of the tulip has its own meaning. For example, red tulips represent true love, and our favorites, yellow tulips symbolize happy thoughts.
These striking blossoms have seemingly infinite folds of unraveling petals. They bloom in just about every color. They represent charm and attractiveness, two things which they lend every design they’re included in.
Of all flowers, daffodils are perhaps the most emblematic of spring. Like the season, they symbolize renewal, rebirth, and new beginnings. We love them for their trumpet-shaped sunshine and cream blooms in yellow, orange, and white.
Daisies don’t bloom until late spring, and we adore their fresh white petals and sunny centers. Perfect for Mother’s Day, daisies symbolize childbirth and motherhood.
Celebrate the Season of New Beginnings with Springtime Floral Bouquets
There’s no better way to welcome spring than to do so with a bouquet of seasonal flowers or a blooming plant from Julia’s Florist. Nothing can brighten up the inside of a home or office, quite like the beauty of fresh spring flowers. They’ll not only add brilliant colors to your space, but they will also freshen the air with their pretty fragrant perfumes.