Winter in St. Clair Shores is finally winding down, and while you wait for the flowers to bloom outside, you can enjoy them indoors with a lovely bouquet of spring flowers from Mancuso’s Florist. There’s truly a no better way to sweep away the weariness of winter to start welcoming spring than with brightly colored, sweet-smelling flowers!
Fun Facts about Springtime and Spring Flowers
This year, the first day of spring is March 19th. Although the flowers don’t know what day it is, they can tell that it’s time to start growing and getting ready to bloom because they’re able to sense the lengthening daylight and warmer temperatures.
In the United States, we recognize the vernal equinox as the first day of spring, but people in other parts of the world use different ways to track the seasons, like the lunar calendar. In Japan, people take a cue from their national flower, the cherry blossoms, and they don’t celebrate the start of spring until they’ve begun to bloom.
Fragrance of Spring
When Do Spring Flowers Usually Bloom?
The earliest flowers to bloom don’t even wait around for spring. Even in cold climates, flowers like snowdrops, crocuses, and Lenten roses will push themselves through the snow and bloom as early as late January.
Most early spring flowers start blooming around the end of March. These early bloomers include tulips, pansies, daffodils, irises, and hyacinth. Late bloomers need more sunshine and time to develop before they’re ready to blossom. These include lilacs, roses, peonies, bluebells, and daisies.
Seven Sensational Flowers for Spring
We genuinely love all the flowers of spring, but some seem extra-special. We chose these as our favorites for their beauty, fragrance, and significant symbolic meaning.
Tulips bloom in just about every color and combination of colors you can imagine. With endless varieties, they can be fun to collect in a garden, but they’re also just lovely to enjoy during spring — especially when they’re included in a bouquet featuring jelly bean hues. Each color of the tulip has a special meaning. Red tulips symbolize true love, and yellow roses are meant to represent happy thoughts.
Bluebells don’t bloom until the end of the season. These beauties grow wild in different areas of the country, and they’re also produced by professional flower suppliers for use in spring floral designs. With delicate bell-shaped flowers dangling from dainty stems, these beautiful, yet humble-looking flowers have come to symbolize humility.
Freesia, the flowers of friendship, are better known for their signature scent than they are for their beauty, but they are truly stunning to look at. They bloom in several vibrant colors and add an excellent zap of energy to any floral design.
Azaleas are actually shrubs that bloom in the spring. They’re popular as potted plants, in gardens, and also in bouquets. The official flowers of femininity, azaleas bloom in shades of pink, white, and red.
Daffodils have cheerful trumpet-shaped blooms in orange, yellow, and white. They’re also pretty much synonymous spring, as they too represent renewal, rebirth, and new beginnings.
Hyacinths bloom in the early part of spring. They have cone-shaped flower clusters in pink, blue, purple, and white, but they’re better known for their pleasantly sweet fragrance.
Pansies also bloom early. These flowers have petals that look like cute, little faces, and they bloom in just about as many colors and color combinations as you can imagine. Representing free thought and admiration, they’re perfect for all your favorite smarties.
Welcome the Season of Renewal with a Fresh Floral Bouquet
Celebrate the start of spring with a bouquet of gorgeous flowers from Mancuso’s Florist. You’ll instantly brighten your home and freshen the air with their sweet perfume, while you wave goodbye to the winter blues!