In places like Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, Englewood, and North Port, we’re lucky enough to enjoy outdoor plant life all year long, but there’s something special about celebrating spring with traditional seasonal blooms. A blooming plant or a seasonal floral arrangement from Port Charlotte Florist will instantly brighten your home and get you into the spirit of the season of renewal.
Interesting Facts about Springtime and Spring Flowers
This year, March 19th is the first day of spring, but the flowers don’t know that. They can sense the warming temperatures and longer days, and this is how they know when it’s time to start blooming.
Lovely Lavender Bouquet
In the United States, we recognize the vernal equinox as the official beginning of spring, but people in other parts of the world use different things, like the lunar calendar, to mark the changing seasons. In Japan, people take their cue from the flowers. They don’t officially begin spring until their national flowers, the cherry blossoms, have started to bloom.
When Do the First and Last Spring Flowers Bloom?
The first flowers of the year don’t actually wait for spring. Even in cold, snowy climates, flowers like crocuses, Lenten roses, and snowdrops push their way through the frosty weather to bloom as early as late January!
The first true flowers of spring start blooming around the end of March. Among the first are daffodils, hyacinth, pansies, irises, and tulips. Some flowers like roses, lilacs, peonies, bluebells, and daisies need more sunshine and time to develop. As a result, they typically don’t bloom until May or June.
The Best Spring Flowers for Celebrating the Season
With so many flowers blooming during spring, it certainly isn’t easy picking just a few favorites; we love them all! The following flowers made our list thanks to their seasonal symbolism, exceptional beauty, and lovely fragrances.
Spring wouldn’t be spring without tulips, and that’s why they’re at the top of our list. If you want to get into the spirit of the season, a bouquet of mixed tulips or a few potted, blooming bulbs will do the trick! They grow in thousands of varieties, meaning you can get tulips in just about every color and combination of colors you can imagine. They generally represent love, but different colors of tulips represent different things. For example, white tulips are for forgiveness, red tulips represent true love, and yellow tulips symbolize cheerful thoughts.
Of all spring flowers, daffodils are the most emblematic of the season. Like spring, they also symbolize rebirth, renewal, and new beginnings. We love their cute, trumpet-shaped blooms in bubbly shades of yellow, orange, and white.
With their fresh, white petals and yellow centers, daisies have an effortless, rustic beauty that we adore. They symbolize motherhood and childbirth, making them a perfect choice for celebrating Mother’s Day.
Camellia shrubs bloom each spring with gorgeous flowers in pretty shades of pink, red, and white, which represent longing, deep desire, and adoration.
Azaleas are another flowering shrub. They symbolize femininity and have lush, deep-green leaves and fluttery blooms in various shades of red, pink, and white. They’re popular to give as potted plants or to use in a floral bouquet.
Hyacinths bloom in clusters of blue, white, pink, and purple flowers. They’re lovely, but they’re especially well-loved for their floral scent. Just a couple will fill a room with a sweet aroma.
The flowers of friendship, freesia are also well-known for their fragrance, which is popularly mimicked in perfumes and candles. They’re also quite attractive. With up to a dozen blooms per slender stem and a rainbow of vibrant colors, they simply stun in bouquets.
Welcome the Season of New Beginnings with Fresh Spring Flowers and Blooming Plants
There’s no better way to celebrate the start of spring than with the freshest, most beautiful flowers of the season! A single bouquet of seasonal flowers from Port Charlotte Florist will instantly brighten your home, sweeten the air, and boost your mood, so you’re ready for the rejuvenating promise of spring!