Crazy spring-cleaning plans aside, there’s no better way to liven up your home or office space and freshen the air than by displaying a bouquet of fresh spring flowers! At Busch’s Florist & Greenhouse in Jefferson City, our flower shop is fully stocked with spring flowers, and we can’t wait to share our latest seasonal designs!
Surprising Facts about Spring Flowers
Flowers don’t know what day it is on the calendar, but they can sense that the days are growing longer and the temperatures are rising, and this is how they know when it’s time to bloom. In the United States, spring officially starts on the vernal equinox, which falls on March 19th this year. Other places in the world, however, base the start of spring on the lunar calendar. The people of Japan take their cue from the flowers. They don’t recognize the beginning of spring, until their national flowers, the cherry blossoms, have started to bloom.
When to Expect Spring Flowers to Bloom
The first flower of spring actually blooms before spring starts — even in cold, snowy climates! Snowdrops and Lenten roses are some of the first flowers, as they can bloom as early as late January. Most early spring flowers begin blooming toward the end of the March, such as hyacinths, daffodils, and tulips. Late spring bloomers like peonies, daisies, lilacs, and roses come out in May and June.
The 7 Most Popular Flowers for Spring
With so many flowers blooming in spring, it’s tough to pick favorites. The following blooms are some of the most beautiful, fragrant, and traditionally loved in spring.
Daffodils, with their yellow, orange, and white trumpet-shaped blooms, are basically synonymous with spring. They bloom early and symbolize rebirth and renewal.
These beauties are easy on the eyes and the nose. They bloom in just about every color and have a sweetly fragrant scent. Freesia also represents friendship, making the perfect addition to a bouquet for your bestie.
Tulips are another quintessential spring flower. During the season, you really can’t go wrong with a jelly-bean-colored bouquet of tulips. In general, tulips represent love, but different colors also have different meanings. Red tulips symbolize true love, purple is for royalty, white symbolizes forgiveness, and yellow tulips represent happy thoughts.
These ruffled blooms have a wonderfully whimsical look and do well in almost any floral design because they bloom in so many different colors. Ranunculus flowers represent charm and attractiveness, so be sure to give them to a person who catches your eye!
Pansies are some of the first flowers of spring. Their blooms are like pretty, little faces, and they come in a multitude of colors and color combinations. These flowers symbolize free-thinking and admiration.
With their fluffy blushing flowers, peonies don’t bloom until the end of spring, which might be why they sometimes symbolize bashfulness. They’re also perfect for weddings, as they represent a happy marriage, good fortune, prosperity, honor, and romance.
These flowers bloom in early spring and can fill an entire room with their floral perfume. In shades of blue, purple, pink, and white, their cone-shaped flower clusters are also dazzling to look at. Hyacinth blooms symbolize both playfulness and sincerity.
Welcome Spring with a Fresh Bouquet or Blooming Plant
Whether you’re attending an Easter dinner, know someone with a spring birthday, or simply want to celebrate the season, you can’t go wrong with a bouquet of spring flowers or a blooming plant! At Busch’s Florist & Greenhouse, we have all the seasonal flowers you need to refresh your home and celebrate spring!