On Marco Island, we’re lucky enough to enjoy plant life and even blooming flowers that grow all year outdoors long, but there’s truly something special about the seasonal flowers that bloom during spring, the season of renewal, rebirth, and new beginnings. At Marco Island Florist, we’re excited to celebrate the season with our exceptional stock of spring flowers and brand-new floral designs created especially for springtime.
Fun Facts about Springtime and Spring Flowers
This year, spring starts on March 19th. Although the flowers don’t know what day it is, they can sense the changing of seasons, as the days grow longer and the temperatures get warmer. This prompts them to start getting ready to bloom.
In the U.S., we mark the start of spring with the vernal equinox, but in other places around the world, people use different systems, like the lunar calendar, to track the changing seasons. In Japan, people take their cue from the flowers themselves. They don’t officially start spring until their national flower, the cherry blossoms begin to bloom.
When Do Spring Flowers Usually Bloom?
Crocuses, snowdrops, and Lenten roses don’t even wait for winter to clear out before they start to bloom. These beauties, even in cold climates, push their way through the snow and frost to blossom as early as late January.
Other than these super-early blooms, spring flowers usually begin to blossom around the end of March. These early spring blooms include hyacinth, tulips, daffodils, irises, and pansies. Plants like roses, lilacs, peonies, and daisies need more time to develop and more sunshine before they’re ready to bloom in May or early June.
Our Favorite Springtime Blooms to Brighten the Home
It’s tough to choose only a few favorites out of so many springtime flowers, but these ones are some of the most popular thanks to their fragrance, beauty, and symbolic meanings.
Peony blooms look almost like splats of fluffy pink frosting. With large, pom-pom flowers in blushing shades of pink, peonies represent romance, a happy marriage, prosperity, honor, and compassion, making them beautiful wedding flowers.
Freesia, the flowers of friendship, are most well-known for their signature fragrance that makes for a beautiful sniff. They’re also quite impressive. They bloom in vibrant colors with up to a dozen blossoms on a single stem.
These flowers symbolize attractiveness and charm, and it’s really not surprising because they are stunningly beautiful. With infinite folds of petals and vibrant colors, ranunculus flowers at a bit of whimsy, and allure to any bouquet.
Camellia shrubs bloom each spring with large, gorgeous blossoms. In white, red, and pink, they symbolize adoration, deep desire, and longing.
Of all the spring blooms, daffodils are perhaps the most emblematic of spring. Like the season itself, daffodils symbolize new beginnings, renewal, and rebirth. We love them for their trumpet-shaped blossoms in yellow, white, and orange.
Spring simply wouldn’t be the same without tulips. These beauties are loved all around the world and blossom in just about every color of the rainbow with endless combinations and textures. Different colors of tulips have special meanings, though they generally represent love. Our favorite is yellow tulips, which symbolize happy thoughts.
Roses are popular throughout the year, but they are actually spring flowers. This means that spring roses are more beautiful and fresher than roses found at any other time of the year. They’re also more affordable, making them a smart choice for a spring wedding. Different roses have different symbolic meanings. For example, yellow roses are for friendship, and lavender roses should be given to a love at first sight. Pink roses represent gentle admiration, and orange equals passion.
Welcome Spring with a Bouquet of Brilliant Flowers
One of the best ways to celebrate spring and bring the spirit of fresh beginnings into your home is with a bouquet of seasonal flowers from Marco Island Florist. You’ll brighten your home, freshen the air while enjoying vibrant blooms and festive feelings with bouquets of tulips, freesia, lilacs, irises, and more!