The days of winter are waning, and spring is coming quickly to St. Louis. There’s no better way to celebrate the arrival of the season of renewal than with the freshest, most beautiful flowers of the season from Walter Knoll Florist. Don’t wait for the flowers to bloom outside, fill your home, instead! Our flower shop is fully stocked with all our favorite spring blooms, and our florists can’t wait to show you our latest seasonal designs.
A Few Fun Facts about Spring Flowers and Springtime
This year, the first day of spring falls on March 19th, but of course, the flowers don’t know that. They can sense the days growing longer and the temperatures getting warmer. This is how they know that it’s time to start growing and getting ready to bloom.
In the United States, we mark the first day of spring with the vernal equinox, but people in other parts of the world track the seasons using different means, like the lunar calendar. Some people just wait to hear from the flowers. In Japan, spring doesn’t officially begin until their national flowers, the cherry blossoms, start to bloom.
When Do Flowers Bloom During Spring?
The first flowers of the year don’t even wait for spring to arrive before blooming. Even in cold climates, snowdrops, Lenten roses, and crocuses fight the frost to sometimes bloom as early as late January.
The first true spring flowers start blooming around the end of March. These early bloomers include tulips, irises, hyacinth, pansies, and daffodils. Other spring flowers need more time in the sun to grow before they’re ready to bloom. Roses, peonies, lilacs, daisies, and bluebells won’t blossom until May or June.
The Most Beloved Flowers of Springtime
So many wonderful flowers blossom in spring, and that makes it really difficult to choose only seven favorites. These flowers made our list because they’re so well-loved for their beauty, unique symbolic meanings, and their floral fragrances.
Tulips are essential spring flowers. In jelly bean tones, they’re perfect for celebrating Easter, spring birthdays, and other seasonal occasions. There are literally thousands of varieties of tulips, which means they bloom in just about every color and combination of colors you can imagine. They generally represent love, but specific colors have different symbolic meanings. For example, white tulips are for forgiveness, red tulips represent romantic love, and yellow tulips symbolize happy thoughts.
Daffodils, of all spring flowers, are the most emblematic of spring. Like the season, they symbolize rebirth, renewal, and new beginnings. They’re delightful to look at, too. They have trumpet-shaped blooms in peppy yellow, orange, and white.
With their crisp white petals and yellow centers, daffodils have an effortless beauty that pairs perfectly with rustic bouquets. They symbolize childbirth and motherhood, making them an excellent choice on Mother’s Day.
Lilacs bloom in purple, blue, pink, and white, which symbolize spirituality, happiness, passion, and purity, but they’re best known for their signature scent. When in bloom, a fully grown, 15-foot lilac can easily perfume an entire neighborhood with its nostalgic aroma.
These flowering shrubs have beautiful dark-green leaves and fluttery flowers that bloom in shades of red, pink, and white. Azaleas represent femininity and make wonderful gifts in a bouquet or as potted plants that can be enjoyed for years to come.
Hyacinths are some of the first to bloom in spring. They have cone-shaped clusters of flowers in pink, white, purple, or blue, and they smell divine! Just one or two will sweeten up an entire room.
Roses are popular all year, but they’re actually in season during spring. This means spring flowers are at their freshest, most beautiful, and most affordable. This makes them a great choice for spring weddings. Each color of rose carries a different symbolic meaning, making roses a kind of language of their own. For example, blue roses represent unrequited love, white roses symbolize innocence and purity, pink roses convey admiration, lavender roses are for love at first sight, yellow roses represent friendship, and orange roses are for passionate feelings.
Welcome the Season of New Beginnings with Fresh Spring Flowers
When you celebrate the season of new beginnings with a potted plant or floral arrangement from Walter Knoll Florist, you’ll instantly brighten up your home, sweeten the air, and boost your mood! With fresh flowers, you’ll be able to start spring fully refreshed — just like nature!