In Hollywood, we’re lucky to live in a warm climate where we can enjoy blooming flowers all year long, but we get especially excited for those that bloom in spring and symbolize the renewal and rebirth of the season. If you’re excited to celebrate new beginnings, fresh starts, and longer days, then we welcome you to join the flower enthusiasts at Al’s Florist and make the most of the season by brightening your indoor spaces with bouquets of fresh spring flowers!
Fun Spring Flower Facts
The first day of spring occurs on the vernal equinox, the point in the Earth’s orbit around the Sun where daylight and darkness are equal and after which days become longer in the Northern Hemisphere. This year, the vernal equinox and first day of spring is on March 19th. In other parts of the world, however, the beginning of spring is only recognized when flowers start to bloom. In Japan, spring officially starts when the cherry blossoms, the national flower, begin to bloom.
How Soon Do Spring Flowers Bloom?
The earliest spring flowers, like snowdrops and crocuses, can start blooming as early as late January or February — even in cold and snowy climates! Most spring flowers start blooming in late March and continue until the start of summer toward the end of June. Early bloomers include irises, daffodils, hyacinths, pansies, and tulips. Flowers that bloom late in spring include lilacs, daisies, bluebells, peonies, and roses.
Most Popular Flowers for Spring
With so many beautiful flowers blooming during spring, it’s tough to choose favorites. The following are some of the most popular for celebrating the season.
Tulips, with their bulbous blooms and endless varieties of bright colors, are one of the most popular flowers for spring. Along with lilies, they’re a favorite for celebrating Easter. They’ve come to represent cheerfulness and happiness, but each color of tulip has its own unique symbolic meaning. For example, red tulips represent true love, purple is associated with royalty, and white tulips can be used to ask for forgiveness.
Daffodils have trumpet-shaped blooms in combinations of sunny yellow, orange, and white. These beautiful early bloomers represent renewal, rebirth, and new beginnings, making them the perfect flower for spring.
Hyacinths are some of the first to bloom in spring. They symbolize both playful and sincerity and feature cones of petite bell-shaped flowers in colors including blue, lavender, pink, salmon, peach, yellow, orange, and white. While they’re lovely to look at, they’re most well-known for their pretty perfume. A single hyacinth can make an entire room smell sweet and refreshed.
These lovely shrubs feature delicate blooms in just about every shade between white, purple, pink, and deep red. Their papery flowers represent femininity. They’re commonly found in springtime bouquets but are also popular to give as a potted plant that can be enjoyed for years to come in a container or in the garden.
Lilac flowers bloom on large shrubs that can grow to be about 15 feet tall. They bloom with clusters of small flowers that hang like bunches of grapes. Highly fragrant, the scent of lilacs often reminds people of late spring and early summer memories. Lilacs bloom in white, blue, violet, and magenta and respectively symbolize purity, happiness and tranquility, spirituality, and love and passion.
Iris flowers sprout from thick, green stalks in a variety of colors including combinations of white, yellow, maroon, purple, indigo, and violet. The flower’s symbolic meaning depending on its color. Blue irises represent hope and faith. White irises symbolize purity. Yellow irises stand for passion, while purple irises represent royalty and wisdom.
Pansies are some of the first flowers to bloom in the springtime. They come in a variety of color combinations and hues and have flat blooms that look a bit like tiny faces. Pansies symbolize love and admiration. Since they come from the French word that means “to think” they also represent thoughtfulness and free-thinking, making them perfect for a brainiac whom you adore.
Get Ready for Spring with Fresh Flowers
We’re excited to celebrate spring with the arrival fresh, new flowers and floral designs, and you’re invited to celebrate with us! Fill your home with the optimistic energy of spring with lovely springtime floral designs and potted blooming plants from Al’s Florist.