There’s no better way to celebrate the start of springtime in Birmingham than to celebrate by enjoying the beauty of the freshest seasonal flowers. You don’t have to wait for the flora outside to spring to life; you can celebrate inside your home with bouquets of spring flowers from Norton’s Florist. Our flower shops are fully stock with the freshest blooms of the season, and we can’t wait to share our latest designs with you!
Interesting Facts About Springtime and Spring Flowers
March 19th is the first day of spring this year, but the flowers don’t know what day it is. They can sense the lengthening daylight and warming temperatures, and this is how they know it’s time to start growing and getting ready to bloom.
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In the U.S., we mark the first day of spring with the vernal equinox, but people in other places around the world track the seasons with different methods, like using the lunar calendar. People in Japan take their cue from the flowers and don’t start spring until their national flowers, cherry blossoms, have begun blooming.
When to Expect the First and Last Flowers of Spring
The first flowers of the year don’t wait for spring. Even in cold climates, crocuses, Lenten roses, and snowdrops fight the snow and bloom as early as late January.
The first actual flowers of spring bloom in late March and early April. These include hyacinth, tulips, daffodils, pansies, and irises. Late spring flowers like roses, lilacs, peonies, daisies, and bluebells need more time and sunshine before they bloom in May and June.
The Most Colorful Flowers for Welcoming Spring
Countless types of flowers bloom during spring, which makes it tough to choose favorites. We love them all, but the following are some of the most fun and exciting — especially after a long, dreary winter — because they bloom in so many bright, bold colors.
Roses are in-season during spring, meaning they’re at their freshest, most beautiful, and most affordable. They bloom in every color of the rainbow, including blue and black by artificial means. Plus, every color of rose has a different symbolic meaning, which makes them like a language of their own. For example, yellow roses represent friendship, blue roses symbolize unrequited love, lavender roses are for a love at first sight, and orange equals passion.
These tall beauties have blooms in a variety of colors, too. With dazzling shades of red, burgundy, peach, pink, purple, blue, gold, white, and black, irises also have lots of symbolic meanings, which range from purity to passion.
These blooms are so alluring that they actually symbolize charm and attractiveness. They don’t bloom in every color, but they do blossom in striking shades of purple, pink, gold, peach, white, and cream.
There are thousands of varieties of tulips, and they bloom in just about every color and combination of colors possible. They’re especially lovely during spring when they’re in season, and they generally represent love. Different colors of tulips, however, do have different meanings. Our favorite, yellow, symbolizes cheerful thoughts.
These dainty blooms are some of the first of the season. They have petals that look like cute, little faces, and they bloom in a variety of colors, color combinations, and patterns.
Primroses symbolize young love, something seems common in spring. At the center of striking green foliage, they bloom with clusters of lovely flowers in shades of pink, yellow, orange, red, white, blue, and purple.
Freesia flowers represent friendship and are best known for their lovely fragrance. They also come in some of the most strikingly vibrant colors of all spring flowers. With up to twelve solid or multicolored blossoms per stem, they bloom in white, yellow, gold, orange, red, mauve, pink, lavender, and purple.
The Best Way to Celebrate the Season of Rebirth
There’s no better way to welcome springtime than by bringing the beautiful flowers of the season into your home with a bouquet or potted plant from Norton’s Florist. The vibrant colors of the season and fragrant scents will instantly lift your mood and have you feeling fully refreshed.