Easter Blooms: A Guide To Holiday Flowers
Nothing says spring and Easter more than fresh flowers. They can be displayed around your home, in your garden, or made into bouquets and corsages for the holiday, adding joy to any celebration. Whether you pick your bouquets to match your decor or kitchen curtains, or choose by simply picking your favorite flower, this guide will give you an idea of the personality of popular Easter blooms.
The most identifiable Easter flower is probably the Easter lily. They're available just about everywhere and make great gifts for family, friends and coworkers, adding a bit of spring to their space. If you're buying an Easter lily, choose one that is just beginning to open so you can enjoy the most bloom time at home. After the flowers have withered and the last frost has past, you can replant it in your garden and it will grow back again.
The tulip is an iconic spring flower that will fill your home with color. With its classic shape and variety of petal styles, it's a welcome addition to your garden, container garden or floral arrangement. You can even force them to bloom indoors in a container. You'll find them in an array of single and duo-colors. They are planted as a bulb.
Bright and sunny daffodils are easy to grow in most of North America. They are perennials, so they'll come back year after year. The trumpet-shape center is easily identified and adds extra dimension to your floral arrangement. They're easy to bloom indoors and make a great cut flower with their leafless stems. Planted as a bulb, this flower lets you create a unique indoor container garden easily.
Named after the Greek goddess who traveled on rainbows linking heaven to earth, the distinctive iris has some 300 species available in a wide variety of colors. It has 3 petals that stand upright while 3 more hang down, giving it a dramatic look. You can add irises to a bouquet, or have them in a bud vase on their own to enjoy their beauty.
As tradition has it, plucking the petals of a daisy may tell you if your love interest returns your affections. Ultimately, it's a symbol of purity associated with everything from youth to religion and more. The perennial plant makes excellent cut flowers everyone adores. Some varieties, like gerber daisies, may even be grown indoors.
With a sweet fragrance that lingers in the air, the hyacinth plant makes a wonderful addition to your floral landscape. It has beautiful bell-shaped flowers all packed together on a stem. They are easily forced to grow indoors in containers and are available in a wide variety of colors.
For a non-traditional arrangement, add some flowering branches or pussy willow to your decor. Pussy willow are easy to grow on your own, even if you don't have a green thumb. Stems begin forming roots in just a few weeks when in water, or stuck directly into the ground. Some other beautiful flowering branches include forsythias and cherry blossoms.
Whichever flowers you choose to celebrate Easter and spring, any flowers will add color and fragrance anywhere you put them. Spread them around your home, around your yard, and gift them away to brighten everyone's day.