What's in Season?..Spring
Updated: Feb 16
Spring time hails sunshine and showers, the bulbs and blooms reappear after the winter hibernation, longer days and lighter nights arrive making this a favourite season for many. With spring flowers there's so much choice at this time of year both in flower type and colour palette. If you're getting married in Spring, what a season you've picked! I've listed some of my favourite spring blooms below.
Anemones - The petals close up at night and reopen in the morning to protect itself from cold nights. Because of this, Anemones can often also represent relaxation.
Bluebells - Almost half the world's Bluebells are found in the UK, they’re relatively rare in the rest of the world.
Daffodils/Narcissi - March's flower and 10th Wedding Anniversary flower.
Fritileria - Occasionally attached to it is Snake's Head Frittillary or Snakehead Lily, because the blossom, before the bud is fully opened, reminds some of a striking cobra.
Hyacinths - Highly fragrant, bell-shaped flowers with reflexed petals. The waxy, densely-packed florets come in shades of white, peach, orange, salmon, yellow, pink, red, purple, lavender and blue.
Iris - Named after Iris, the goddess of the rainbow in Ancient Greek mythology.
Lilac - Lilacs only flower for about three weeks in the spring.
Lily of the Valley - In the Victorian language of flowers, lily of the valley meant “return of happiness”
Muscari - Grape Hyacinths are known to attract bees to the garden
Ornithogalum - long lasting cut flower also know as the Star of Bethlehem
Ranunculus - also known as Ranunculus Asiaticus or the Persian Buttercup. The flower originally comes from the Mediterranean and south west Asia
Tulips - they are related to another popular spring flower, the Lily. They are part of the Liliaceae family, as are Lilies, Onions, Garlic and Asparagus.
Related: What's in Season?...Summer