There’s a reason why the spring is synonymous with rebirth, rejuvenation, resurrection (Easter happens every April), and new beginnings. Somehow it seems like the whole world comes back to life after long and bitter winter months.
Springtime arrives at different times, depending on which part of the globe you’re at. But wherever you may be, the stunning burst of colors and the sweet scent of blooming flowers during this time of the year will be hard to miss.
Here’s a list of spring flowers you should watch out for in the coming months.
Cherry blossoms are one of the most charming flowers that signal that spring has finally arrived. These delicate pale blush flowers are extremely popular around the world, especially in Japan, where it’s famously called Sakura.
Here in Los Angeles, cherry blossoms start to show themselves between March and April. There’s no need to fly to Japan just to see them for yourself. Fortunately, many L.A. botanical gardens, such as Descanso Gardens, have oriental Japanese gardens that feature the woodsy floral branches. Lake Balboa and Van Nuys are also excellent for cherry blossom spotting.
Daffodils are staple spring flowers. Scientifically, these trumpet-shaped flowers are called Narcissus, although they also go by the names jonquils and Lent Lily in England.
Daffodils are in full bloom mid-spring and come in a variety of delicious colors, including yellow and white and orange and pink. Perhaps this is why they’re the birth flowers of people born in March.
An interesting myth is that a bouquet of daffodils is said to be the best gift to send someone your best wishes and good luck. On the contrary, others link single-bloom daffodils to bad luck.
Tulips are, without a doubt, on the list of the most popular flowers in the market. These bulb flowers are so beautiful there was a time when the whole world went mad about them and when a single flower was the same value of a house.
Blooming mid-spring, tulips come in a wide array of gorgeous and distinct colors, ranging from deep pinks, pinkish purples, and purplish blacks. Parrot tulips, peony tulips, Fosteriana, Darwin hybrids, Greigii, Viridiflora, Kaufmanniana, Rembrandt, and Fringed are just some of the most attractive types of tulips.
Peonies bloom in late spring to early summer. These showy and dreamy flowers come in various cultivars by the hundreds. Their flowers are classified into single, semi-double, double, or Japanese type.
Available in soft milkshake shades, such as blush, coral, snowy white, and sexy red, peonies work like magic and rival roses in the romance and sweet category.