As the weather starts to warm up and the days get longer, the arrival of spring brings a burst of colour and new life to the world around us as fresh flowers bloom. Spring is an exciting time for florists as it brings with it an abundance of new seasonal blooms and fresh colours to work with. After a long winter, the arrival of spring flowers signals the start of a new season and inspires creativity among florists who seek to capture the essence of spring in their arrangements.
The most popular flowers at this time of year include tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, lilacs, peonies, cherry blossoms, ranunculus, and freesias, among others. These blooms are known for their vibrant colours, delicate petals, and lovely fragrances, making them perfect for creating stunning floral displays for a range of occasions, from weddings to graduations, and everything in between.
One of the most significant aspects of spring for us at Zita Elze is the range of colours available. Spring is a time of renewal, and the colours of the season reflect this. From soft pastels to bold and bright hues, the colours of spring can be used to convey a range of emotions and moods in floral arrangements. We can use these colours to create arrangements that express joy, hope, and new beginnings, perfect for occasions such as Easter.
In addition to the colours, the textures and shapes of spring blooms are also essential for florists. Spring flowers come in a range of shapes and sizes, from the delicate petals of a cherry blossom to the lush, fulness of a peony. These textures and shapes allow us to create arrangements that are both visually stunning and tactile, adding an extra dimension to their work.
Overall, spring is an exciting time at our store, as it offers a vast selection of new blooms and colours to work with. The season is perfect for creating stunning floral displays that celebrate the beauty and joy of the season, and for bringing a touch of springtime magic to any occasion.
Spring also presents an unique challenge as we need to ensure the freshness of our flowers in the warmer weather. As the temperatures rise, flowers can wilt and lose their freshness more quickly. We need to take extra care to ensure the flowers are stored and transported correctly, and that they are not exposed to direct sunlight or heat, which can damage them.
For florists, spring is an exciting time of year as they get to work with some of their favourite flowers. Here are some of the top spring flowers that we love to work with:
- Tulips: Tulips are one of the most popular spring flowers and come in a range of colours, from bright reds and pinks to pastel shades of yellow and purple. They are versatile and work well in a range of floral arrangements, from simple bouquets to more complex centrepieces.
- Daffodils: Daffodils are a classic spring flower and symbolise new beginnings and rebirth. They come in a range of shades of yellow and orange and work well in simple arrangements or mixed with other spring flowers.
- Hyacinths: Hyacinths have a strong, sweet scent and come in a range of colours, including pink, purple, blue and white. They are perfect for adding a pop of colour to a bouquet of flowers or centrepiece.
- Lilacs: Lilacs are fragrant spring flowers that come in shades of purple, pink, and white. They are a favourite of many florists because of their delicate appearance and lovely scent.
- Peonies: While technically a summer flower, peonies start to bloom in late spring and are a favourite of many florists. They come in shades of pink, white, and red and have a full, lush appearance that makes them perfect for use in bridal bouquets and centrepieces.
- Cherry blossoms: Cherry blossoms are a beloved spring flower that symbolises renewal and the fleeting beauty of life. They have delicate pink or white petals and are often used in Japanese-inspired floral arrangements.
- Ranunculus: Ranunculus are a favourite of many florists because of their unique appearance and range of colours. They have layers of delicate petals that give them a romantic, whimsical look. Spring is a time of renewal and growth, and these favourite spring plants and flowers help to bring that spirit into our homes and celebrations. Whether used alone or combined in a beautiful bouquet or centrepiece, these flowers celebrate the beauty and joy of spring.
- Irises: Irises are a striking spring flower with unique, sword-shaped leaves and tall stems that bear showy blooms in shades of blue, purple, yellow, and white. They add a touch of elegance to any arrangement.
- Freesias: Freesias are a fragrant spring flower that come in shades of pink, purple, white, and yellow. They have a delicate, trumpet-like shape and a sweet, fresh scent that makes them perfect for bouquets and centrepieces.
- Anemones: Anemones are beautiful flowers with a distinctive dark centre surrounded by colourful petals in shades of white, pink, red, and purple. They have a unique, almost watercolour-like appearance that makes them a favourite of many florists.
- Sweet peas: Sweet peas are fragrant spring flowers that come in a range of soft pastel shades, including pink, purple, and blue. They have delicate, ruffled petals and a sweet scent that makes them perfect for romantic arrangements and weddings.
- Bleeding hearts: Bleeding hearts are a whimsical spring flower with heart-shaped petals in shades of pink, white, and red that hang from arching stems. They have a unique and romantic appearance that makes them a favourite of many florists.
- Snapdragons: Snapdragons are some of the best colourful spring flowers that come in shades of pink, red, yellow, and white. They have a distinctive shape that resembles a dragon's head and are often used to add height and texture to floral arrangements.
Each of these flowers have their unique characteristics that make them a favourite of florists during the spring season. Whether used alone or combined in a beautiful bouquet or centrepiece, these spring flower and plants can help to brighten up any space and bring joy to those who receive them.