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Springtime is finally here! For sure you’re now planning to prepare your garden as this is the perfect time to begin planting again. But what is spring if no flowers are blooming? To celebrate spring is to pump up your garden with just about every color of blooming plants.
So, here are some fun spring flower facts that you need to know before working on your spring bloom.
What Is the Spring Equinox?
To those unfamiliar, you’re probably wondering what the spring equinox is. To give you an idea, this event happens when the sun is crossing the equator going North. As a result, the northern part of the Earth is tilted towards the sun, causing an increase in daylight and temperature.
Spring or March equinox signals the start of a new season, Spring, in the Northern Hemisphere. It is also called the vernal equinox. While the Northern Hemisphere is celebrating spring during this time, the Southern Hemisphere is now experiencing fall or autumn.
In Latin, the word equinox means aequus (equal) and nox (night). That’s why it is said that during this time, the length of the day is equal to the length of the night.
When Is the First Day of Spring 2022?
This year 2022, the first day of Spring takes place today, March 20! But this date could change every year.
Generally, the spring equinox in the Northern Hemisphere could take place either on the 19th, 20th, or 21st of March. In the Southern Hemisphere, the first day of a beautiful Spring occurs on September 22 or 23.
So to those living in the North, what else are you waiting for? Now, is certainly the time to get yourself ready for the gardening tasks.
Pick your tools and visit your yard. Inspect the garden and clear out mulch, debris, and weeds. Let’s all join the spring fever.
When Do Flowers Bloom in Spring?
The strange thing about spring flowers is that they can bloom as early as late January. These species can survive the cold climates that they’ll find a way to bloom even when most plants are fighting for their lives.
If you wish to see flowers bloom during winter or frost, make sure to plant Lenten roses, snowdrops, and crocuses.
Other species, however, produce their first blooms towards the end of March or the early Spring. These are the traditional spring flowers which include hyacinth, tulips, and daffodils. There are some which will take a little bit of time and produce your favorite flowers in the middle or late of the Spring season.
The key to an abundant presence of colorful blooms is planting a mixture of all the flowers. For sure, you’ll have a bunch of flowers growing around your home not only for your joy but for the whole neighborhood to enjoy as well.
Celebrating The First Day of Spring With These Flowers
Now, let’s get to see what these blooming plants are as well as their special symbolic meanings! Ready?
The first one is daffodil. You would know exactly that Springtime has finally arrived when you see these delicate flowers blooming. The bright yellow blooms have the shape of a trumpet which dangles on top of each stem of the deep green foliage.
Because it blooms early, this plant is associated with rebirth, renewal, and new beginnings. And did you know that daffodil is also the national flower of Wales? They’re even popular during the celebration of the Feast of Saint David on the 1st of March.
Tulips are a popular cut flower that is usually included in various bouquet arrangements. But, did you ever wonder why? Well, one main reason is that this plant, specifically the red tulips, symbolizes deep desire and unconditional love. But there can be other different meanings as well depending on the color of the tulips.
For example, the yellow tulips represent cheerfulness, hope, and happiness. On the other hand, the white tulips signify purity, honor, and holiness. They’re also being given during funerals as a form of condolences.
Aside from its pale blue to violet flower, hyacinths have now expanded to colors of pink, white, cream, lilacs, and more. You’d notice the flowers blooming in the mid-spring filling your garden with a burst of adorable colors in cone-shaped clusters.
On top of that, hyacinths are also a natural perfume because of the fragrance that they emit. Just imagine how lovely it is when they’re in full bloom.
It is believed that hyacinth is the flower of the god Apollo which in turn symbolizes commitment, peace, beauty, and pride.
Crocuses are the early bloomers among the spring flowers. Their first flowers normally appear during the late winter to early spring. They also come in various colors like purple, lavender, blue, orange, yellow, cream, and white creating whimsical beauties in your garden after a long winter season.
Joy and cheerfulness are the symbolism of the crocuses’ delicate flowers. Seeing them bloom in your garden is a good way to celebrate spring.
Primrose is a reminder of youth and renewal. They come in yellow, blue, white, pink, and purple colors. They also produce their first flowers early in Spring so you get to enjoy their beauty early on.
Because they’re low growing with small leafy bush, they’re best planted on the ground. Once the flower blossoms appear, your garden will brighten up.
While the above-mentioned species are the common flowers planted in spring to celebrate new beginnings, there are a number of other species that you could plant as well. You may include lenten roses, spring roses, cherry blossoms, camellia blossoms and many other beautiful flowers.
The choice is definitely yours! Remember that when you plant, you do this for your own joy.
Where Can I Buy Spring Flowers?
So, are you now ready for the new beginning of this growing season? Head out to Plantly and select your favorite spring flowers. We have easy-to-grow planting bulbs of daffodils, tulips, crocuses, and hyacinths. And oh, don’t forget to choose the ones with various colors.
Have fun celebrating spring with these gorgeous flowers.
Whether you want to buy, sell or simply reach out to other plant enthusiasts, Plantly is the right place to be!