The Kalamazoo winter is finally winding down, and spring is on its way. There’s no better way to welcome the season of new beginnings than with the most beautiful spring flowers from VanderSalm’s Flowershop & Garden Center. Our flower shop is fully stocked with the freshest blooms of the season, and our florists are excited to show off all of our latest spring designs.
Fun Facts about Springtime and Spring Flowers
This year, the first day of spring is March 19th, but the flowers, of course, don’t know that. They can feel the temperatures rising and the days getting longer, and that’s how they know it’s time to start growing and getting ready to bloom.
Wrapped in Love
In the United States, we recognize the vernal equinox as the first day of spring, but people in other parts of the world keep track of the changing seasons in different ways, like using the lunar calendar. Some people simply wait for the flowers to tell them when spring has arrived. In Japan, spring doesn’t officially begin until their national flowers, cherry blossoms, have started to bloom.
When to Expect the First and Last Flowers of Spring
The first flowers of the year don’t wait around for spring to arrive before they bloom. Even in cold climates, crocuses, snowdrops, and Lenten roses work their way through the frost to sometimes bloom as early as late January.
True spring flowers aren’t ready to show their colors until around the end of March. Among the first bloomers are daffodils, tulips, irises, pansies, and hyacinth. Other spring flowers need more time to grow in the sun before they’re ready to bloom. Late bloomers like lilacs, peonies, roses, bluebells, and daisies don’t blossom until May and June.
The Spring Flowers We Love Most
It’s not easy to choose just a few flowers out of all the lovely possibilities that blossom during spring. The following have become timeless favorites thanks to their beauty, fragrance, and unique symbolic meanings.
These pretty little flowers have cute faces that seem to smile up from their garden beds. Pansies bloom in a wild variety of colors, combinations, and patterns. They symbolize free thought and admiration, perfect for your favorite smarty-pants.
Spring wouldn’t be the same without jelly-bean-colored tulips. These playful blossoms come in thousands of varieties, which means they bloom in just about every color and combination of colors. They generally represent love, but individual colors have different meanings. For example, our favorite, yellow tulips symbolize happy thoughts.
This elegant shrub flowers every spring with gorgeous, large blossoms. In red, white, and pink, camellias symbolize deep desire, adoration, and longing.
Lilacs are lovely to look at, but they’re definitely a springtime all-star for their unmistakable scent. In bloom, a fully grown, 15-foot lilac can easily perfume an entire neighborhood when the breeze is right. Their cascading flower clusters bloom in purple, blue, pink, and white, respectively representing spirituality, happiness, passion, and purity.
Daisies have crisp, white petals with yellow centers and their simple beauty makes them perfect for a rustic bouquet. They symbolize motherhood and childbirth, which makes them an excellent choice on Mother’s Day.
Of all spring flowers, daffodils are the most synonymous with spring. Like the season, they symbolize renewal, rebirth, and new beginnings. With their trumpet-shaped flowers in yellow, orange, and white, they’re a delight to admire, too!
These flowers are so stunning that they actually symbolize attractiveness and charm. They have soft petals that seem to unravel infinitely, and they bloom in alluring shades of purple, pink, white, cream, and gold.
Welcome the Season of Renewal with Fresh Spring Flowers and Blooming Plants
There’s no better way to enjoy a new beginning this spring than with fresh flowers from VanderSalm’s Flowershop & Garden Center. A single bouquet will instantly brighten your home, sweeten the air, and boost your mood, making you feel instantly renewed — just like nature!