This past Wednesday marked the first day of spring and already I have sprouts starting in the garden and buds forming on my magnolia trees. This winter seemed incredibly long, mostly because I feel like I was sick for 75 percent of it! As the days are getting longer and the weather is slowly getting warmer we can only get excited about spring flowers. We always try to shop local and that means looking at seasonal flowers for our region. We have selected three of our favourite spring flowers to highlight on the blog today!
Ranunculus: This flower is an all time favourite of ours. With soft feathery petals, ranunculus are a sweet delicate looking flower. Not only do they come in a variety of colours, but also different textures. Butterfly ranunculus for example feature a number of different flowers on each stem. They also have a more open face and thin petals that “flutter” in the breeze.
Helleborus: Sometimes referred to as the ‘Christmas Rose” or ‘Winter Rose’ this plant begins blooming in the winter and continues into the spring. With a unique colouring, hellebores are most commonly seen in shades of green, white and burgundy. With a distinct 5 petal head, hellebores are sure to wow in any arrangement.
Anemone: This flower truly makes a statement with it’s contrasting ‘eye’ catching center. Most commonly seen in white, anemones are also available in shades of pinks and purples. It is no surprise that this flower is a symbol of protection against evil.
What are some of your favourite spring flowers?