Frigid temperatures are beginning to subside, and we see more and more daylight, as springtime approaches. Nothing can make your home feel fresh and cheerful, like a bouquet of beautiful spring flowers to celebrate the next season’s arrival. At Bagoy’s Florist & Home, our florists are already busy stocking our flower shop with spring blooms and coming up with new seasonal designs. Even if it’ll still be a while before flowers begin blooming outside in Anchorage, there’s no reason we need to wait to celebrate the beauty of the season inside!
Spring Flower Facts
Spring flowers don’t know what day it is on the calendar, but they sense spring’s arrival thanks to the warming temperatures and longer days. In the United States, spring officially begins on March 19th, the vernal equinox. On this day of the year, the Earth is in a special place in its orbit around the Sun, where the amount of daylight and darkness are equal. After the vernal equinox, days start growing longer than nights in the Northern Hemisphere. In other places, like Japan, spring doesn’t officially begin until the cherry blossoms (Japan’s national flower) begin blooming.
When Do Spring Flowers Start Blooming?
Spring flowers, even in cold and snowy climates, can start blooming as early as late January or early February. Early bloomers like Lenten roses and crocuses push themselves up through the snow to defiantly herald in the next season. Most spring flowers begin blooming after the start of spring in late March and early April. These include hyacinths, tulips, and daffodils. Late spring bloomers don’t show their colors until it’s much warmer in late May through the middle of June. These include flowers like daisies, lilacs, roses, peonies, and bluebells.
Our Top 7 Flowers for Springtime
Numerous species of flowers show their colorful faces in celebration of spring, so it’s tough to choose just a few favorites. The following blooms are some of our all-time favorites for springtime bouquets and gardens.
Daffodils are some of the first flowers to bloom during spring. They have cheerful trumpet-shaped flowers in shades of yellow, orange, and white. They’re synonymous with the season since they also symbolize renewal, rebirth, and new beginnings.
Crocuses are also early bloomers. Although these flowers grow low to the ground, they usually poke their way through the snow to display their hardy blooms. They grow in shades of brilliant white, yellow, lavender, and purple with large, yellow stamens. Perfect for creating springtime vibes, they symbolize youthfulness and cheerfulness.
Purple & Yellow Pansies
Pansies are symbols of admiration and free thought. They’re also lovely early-spring bloomers. With flat blooms that look almost like cheerful little faces, pansies come in a variety of colors and combinations of different hues.
The primrose has lush, dark-green foliage and blooms with a cluster of vibrant flowers at the center. Their bright flowers all have sunny yellow centers surrounded by leaves in striking shades of pink, red, yellow, white, purple, and orange! These beauties symbolize young love, making them perfect for a new springtime romance.
Hyacinths bloom in early spring and often burst through the snow with their robust flower cones in shades of white, pink, lavender, violet, and blue. They’re pretty to look at, but even better to smell, as they have a pleasantly sweet fragrance that’ll fill a home or office with the fresh scent of spring.
Ranunculus flowers are truly stunning to look at, and they’re a favorite in a variety of floral designs because they bloom in just about every color. With layers upon layers of delicately ruffled petals, they can either accompany or replace roses beautifully. They symbolize charm and attractiveness, making them an excellent way to compliment your significant other or a great way to create a lovely floral display.
It’s impossible to leave tulips off a list of favorite spring flowers. These beauties, with their brightly colored, bulbous blooms, are perfect for celebrating Easter or any springtime event. They make wonderful gifts in a pot or in a bouquet of cut flowers. Tulips are generally a symbol of love, but each color of tulip has its own meaning. For example, red tulips represent perfect love, yellow tulips symbolize cheerful thoughts, and white tulips send a message of forgiveness or worthiness.
Celebrate the Start of Spring with Fresh Flowers and Seasonal Designs
It might still be cold outside, but you can make your home feel warm and bright! Fill your home or office with the sweetness of the season and celebrate springtime with fresh bouquets of fragrant flowers, brightly blooming potted plants, and cheerful seasonal designs from the springtime at Bagoy’s Florist & Home.