In Sarasota, we can enjoy flowers that bloom during every season of the year, but there’s just something extra-special about flowers that bloom in springtime, the season of renewal and new beginnings! At Beneva’s Flowers & Plantscapes, our florists can’t wait to usher in the new season with fresh designs and cheerfully colored spring flowers. There’s no better way to brighten up a room and let some sunshine into your life than with a bouquet of spring flowers or even a seasonal blooming plant.
Fun Facts about Spring Flowers
When springtime comes, flowers don’t magically know what day it is; they recognize that it’s time to bloom because of the sunshine and warm temperatures. This year, spring officially starts on March 19th in the United States, the day of the vernal equinox. The vernal equinox marks a point in the Earth’s orbit around the Sun when the daylight is the same length as the darkness. After this day, each day will grow a little longer in the Northern Hemisphere, until the first day of summer on the summer solstice.
Other places in the world mark the start of spring based on the flowers that are in bloom. In Japan, for example, spring doesn’t officially begin until the cherry blossoms (Japan’s national flower) start to bloom.
When Do Flowers Bloom in Spring?
The first flowers of spring start blooming as early as late January and February — sometimes, even in cold and snowy climates! These super-early bloomers, like Lenten roses and crocuses, poke their colorful blooms out through the snow before spring also arrives. Other flowers that bloom in the first part of spring, late March and early April, are hyacinths, tulips, and daffodils. Other spring flowers bloom late in the season, closer to the middle of June. These include roses, peonies, lilacs, and daisies.
Our Favorite Spring Flowers
Roses are an eternal favorite, but they’re in-season during the spring. This means they’re available everywhere and are also at their freshest, most affordable, and most beautiful. Every color of rose carries a different symbolic meaning. For example, yellow is for friendship, lavender’s for love, at first sight, red represents romance, orange equals passion, and pink is for gentle admiration.
Like roses, ranunculus blooms have seemingly endless ruffles of petals. They rightfully represent attractiveness and charm, as these flowers are genuinely charming and unexpectedly beautiful. They’re perfect in a variety of bouquets, as they bloom in an array of different hues.
Azaleas symbolize femininity, making them the perfect gift for any special woman in your life. They’re also beautiful to look at. These shrubs have lush, green foliage and bloom abundantly with delicate flowers in just about every shade of white, pink, red, and purple. These do well potted, but can also be planted in a garden to be enjoyed for years to come.
You’ll likely smell a freesia before you see it. These flowers have a robust and pleasant perfume that’ll fill your home with springtime vibes. The flower of friendship, a single freesia stem, carries up to a dozen blooms, and they bloom in just about every color you can imagine.
With their sunny trumpet-shaped blooms in shades of yellow, orange, and white, daffodils are the quintessential spring flower. They’re synonymous with springtime because they also symbolize rebirth, renewal, and new beginnings.
Daisies bloom late in spring. The classic daisy has a halo of white petals around a bright, yellow center, but other varieties, like Gerbera daisies, grow in a range of vibrant colors. Daisies represent purity, but also symbolize motherhood, childbirth, and new beginnings, making them the perfect choice for a new mom or Mother’s Day.
We can’t have a list of favorite spring flowers and not include tulips. These flowers have stalky green leaves and stems and thick, bulbous flowers that bloom in thousands of varieties with different colors, color combinations, and petal textures. In general, tulips tend to represent love, but specific colors have different symbolic meanings. For example, purple tulips represent royalty, red tulips symbolize true love, yellow tulips represent happy thoughts, and white tulips can be given as a symbol of forgiveness. Whatever colors you choose, tulips are the perfect choice for celebrating Easter, Mother’s Day, or a springtime birthday.
Welcome Spring with Seasonal Bouquets and Floral Designs
Our florists at Beneva’s Flowers & Plantscapes are ready to help you welcome spring with fresh floral designs and a flower shop bursting with spring blooms. Whether you’re celebrating Easter, another special spring occasion, or merely freshening your home or office, the best way to do so is with seasonal blooms!