Now that Spring is here, what better way to celebrate it than with a colorful bouquet of seasonal flowers as a centerpiece on your dining table? Treasure the warmth and season of new life and renewal with some popular spring flowers. Look to natural colors that emerge in early spring for inspiration.
Classic Spring Flowers
Anemone – These flowers bloom in early spring and produce medium-sized cup-shaped flowers in shades of yellow, white, purple, violet, or red. Their blossoms sit alone atop a long, thin stem. Create a bundled bouquet in a tall, slender vase.
Bloodroot – Bloodroot blooms in early spring, and though the blossoms are delicate, the plant itself is hardy. The blossoms are solitary, have 8-12 petals, and grow from a tall, leafless stem. Present these crisp white flowers alone or incorporated with other colorful spring blooms.
Dutch Crocus – Perhaps the most widely recognized harbinger of spring, crocus is one of the first flowers to bloom. They vary in color, from lavender to plum, and range from 3-6 inches. Crocuses are more suited to short bouquets in an interesting vase that lets you see their striped leaves, as well.
Tulips – Tulips are a long-cherished spring flower that come in a variety of prized colors and shapes. Their long slender stems and solitary blooms are perfect for bundling together in a rectangular vase. Create a rainbow of colors and patterns or choose a few in popular spring hues like pink, yellow, and purple.
Muscari – also known as grape hyacinth, these flowers emerge in spring and resemble bunches of grapes. Their purple, bell-shaped blossoms are clustered together along a tall stalk, and they look beautiful when bundled together in a tall bunch. Some species may show a natural ombre in shades from the top to the bottom of the bloom.
Pansy – Pansies are a hardy garden flower that range in height from 6-9 inches. These lovely flowers seem to have “faces,” and they come in some of the widest varieties of colors. The most popular are blue and purple. They are great for a low-level arrangement on their own, or when interspersed with sunny yellow chrysanthemums.
Cherry Blossom and Dogwood – Pair these two flowers together for an architectural and colorful focal point. The delicate pink cherry blossom flowers are in the same palette as the dogwood’s creamy white blooms, and their branches add visual interest and structure to any bouquet.
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