The long Fargo winter is finally winding down, and spring is on the way. Although the weather still needs to warm up some more before we’ll be able to enjoy the flowers blooming outdoors for spring, there’s no reason why we can’t celebrate inside! At Shotwell Floral, we’re fully stocked with the most beautiful spring flowers, and our florists can’t wait to show off our latest seasonal designs. Why not treat yourself to some color to celebrate the season of new beginnings?
Fun Facts about Springtime and Spring Flowers
The first day of spring this year falls on March 19th, but the flowers won’t know what day it is. They can, however, sense the lengthening days and rising temperatures, and this prompts them to resume growing and to get ready to bloom.
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In the United States, we recognize the vernal equinox as the first official day of spring, but people in other parts of the world use different systems, like the lunar calendar, to track the seasons. In Japan, people wait for the flowers to tell them when spring has arrived. They don’t officially begin spring until their national flowers, cherry blossoms, have bloomed.
When Do the First and Last Flowers of Spring Bloom?
The first flowers of the year don’t actually wait for spring to arrive. Even in cold climates, crocuses, snowdrops, and Lenten roses will fight the frost to bloom as early as late January!
The first true flowers of spring typically begin blooming around the end of March and beginning of April. These early spring blooms include tulips, irises, daffodils, hyacinth, and pansies. Other flowers need more sunshine and time to develop before they’re ready to bloom. Roses, bluebells, daisies, peonies, and lilacs usually don’t bloom until May or June.
Our Favorite Flowers for Celebrating Spring
With so many flowers blooming in spring, it’s not easy to choose a few favorites. We love them all, but the following blossoms have become popular thanks to their beauty, fragrance, and special symbolic meanings.
Spring wouldn’t be the same without tulips. A cheerful bouquet makes the perfect Easter decoration or gift, and they’re also perfect for celebrating spring birthdays. These playful beauties bloom in just about every color and combination of colors possible. In general, they represent love, but specific hues have different meanings. Red tulips symbolize true love, white tulips are for forgiveness, and yellow tulips represent happy thoughts.
Of all spring flowers, daffodils are the most emblematic of spring because, like the season, they also represent rebirth, renewal, and new beginnings. We love their trumpet-shaped blooms in sunny yellow, orange, and white.
This flowering shrub blossoms every spring with large, gorgeous flowers. In white, pink, and red, these flowers represent adoration, longing, and deep desire.
With their yellow centers surrounded by fresh, white petals, daisies have an effortless beauty that we can’t help but love. They symbolize motherhood and childbirth, making them the perfect choice for Mother’s Day.
Lilac shrubs can grow to be 15 feet tall. When they’re fully grown and in bloom, they’ll perfume a whole neighborhood with their lovely fragrance. These clusters of delicate flowers seem to cascade from the shrub’s branches. In purple, blue, white, and pink, they symbolize spirituality, happiness, purity, and passion.
These impressive pom-pom-shaped flowers don’t bloom until the very end of the season. In blushing shades of pink, it’s no surprise that they can sometimes represent bashfulness. They make a perfect choice for a bridal bouquet because they also symbolize a happy marriage, romance, compassion, prosperity, and honor.
Roses are popular all year, but they’re actually in season in spring. As a result, spring roses are the freshest, most beautiful, and most affordable roses you can find. Roses bloom in all colors, and each one has a different symbolic meaning. For example, yellow represents friendship, red equals romance, and lavender is for a love at first sight.
Welcome the Season of New Beginnings with Spring Flowers and Blooming Plants
If you’re ready to welcome a fresh beginning this spring, there’s no better way to do it than with flowers! A single bouquet or blooming plant from Shotwell Floral will instantly brighten your home, sweeten the air, and boost your mood, giving you a fresh outlook and a new lease on life!