Winter in Milwaukee is finally winding down, and spring is on its way. Although the flowers won’t start blooming outside just yet, you don’t have to wait to enjoy the season! The best way to celebrate spring is with a bouquet of the freshest seasonal flowers from Welke’s House of Roses. Our flower shops are fully stocked, and our florists can’t wait for you to our latest spring designs.
Fun Facts about Springtime and Spring Flowers
This year, the first day of spring is on March 19th. The flowers won’t know what day it is, but they can tell that the days are getting longer and the temperatures are on the rise. This tells them that it’s time to start growing and getting ready to bloom.
Lilac and Lavender
In the United States, we mark the first day of spring with the vernal equinox, but people in other parts of the world keep track of the seasons using different means, like the lunar calendar. Some people simply leave it up to the flowers. In Japan, spring doesn’t officially begin until their national flowers, the cherry blossoms, bloom.
When Do Spring Flowers Start Blooming?
The first flowers of the year — crocuses, Lenten roses, and snowdrops — don’t actually wait for spring. Even in cold climates, the fight the snow and sometimes bloom as early as late January.
Early spring bloomers like tulips, hyacinths, pansies, and irises start to arrive around the end of March. Late spring bloomers need more time for growing in the sun. Roses, lilacs, daisies, bluebells, and peonies don’t blossom until May and June.
The Most Vibrant Spring Flowers for Your Home
There are so many flowers blooming in spring that it’s not easy to narrow a list down to just a few. The following spring blooms, however, are particularly beautiful, fragrant, and will brighten your home with their dazzling array of colors.
There are thousands of varieties of tulips. For spring occasions, we love a mixed bouquet in jelly bean colors, but tulips bloom in just about every hue and color combination you can think of. They generally represent love, but specific colors have their own meanings. For example, yellow tulips symbolize cheerful thoughts, red tulips represent true love, and white tulips symbolize forgiveness.
Roses also bloom in every color of the rainbow, albeit blue and black by artificial means. Each color of rose has its own meaning, too. To list just a few, red roses are for romance, pink is for admiration, lavender for love at first sight, yellow for friendship, white represents purity, and blue represent unrequited love.
Roses are popular all year, but they’re in season during spring. This means they’re at their freshest, most beautiful, and most affordable.
These cute flowers have petals that look like happy, little faces. They bloom in a smattering of solid and multicolored blooms with a variety of patterns and colors.
Irises get their name from the Greek word for rainbow, and they bloom in almost as many colors. With shades of blue, purple, pink, white, red, gold, and black, their symbolic meanings are as varied as their appearance, ranging from purity to passion.
Primroses have lush, green foliage and a cluster of vibrantly colored blooms at the center. They represent young love, an apt theme for springtime, and bloom in pink, red, yellow, orange, purple, blue, and white.
These flowers are so stunning that they’ve become the symbol of charm and attractiveness in the flower world. They have infinite, soft petals in alluring shades of purple, cream, white, pink, and gold.
Although stunning to look at, freesia, the flowers of friendship, aren’t well-known for their looks because their fragrance is so wonderful. They are lovely, though, and bloom with surprisingly saturated pigments. Flowers are solid or multicolored and come in lavender, mauve, purple, pink, orange, red, gold, and white.
Celebrate the Season of Renewal with Fresh Spring Flowers and Blooming Plants
There’s no better way to welcome spring than to bring the beauty of the season into your home. With a bouquet from Welke’s House of Roses, you’ll instantly brighten up your home, sweeten the air, and boost your spirits! You’ll feel revived and refreshed, just like nature, in no time!