Spring is a season of renewal and vibrant beauty, making it a delightful time for us florists to explore a diverse array of cut flowers. As the winter frost gives way to warmer temperatures, a plethora of blossoms burst forth, offering a rich tapestry of colours, scents, and textures to incorporate into stunning floral arrangements.
Here are some of the enchanting spring cut flowers that can elevate floristry creations:
- Tulips: Tulips are iconic spring flowers known for their graceful, cup-shaped blooms and a wide range of hues. From pastel pinks and purples to bold reds and yellows, tulips add elegance and sophistication to any arrangement. Consider mixing various tulip varieties for a visually captivating display.
- Daffodils: Daffodils, with their cheerful yellow petals and distinct trumpet-shaped centres, symbolize the arrival of spring. These flowers bring a sense of joy and optimism to bouquets and arrangements. Their bright colour makes them excellent focal points or companions to other spring blooms. Remember not to mix them with other flowers as their sap can kill off other blooms (except Iris!).
- Hyacinths: Hyacinths are fragrant, bell-shaped flowers in a spectrum of colours, including purple, pink, blue, and white. Their intense fragrance makes them perfect for adding a sensory element to your arrangements. Combine different colours to create visually appealing bouquets.
- Cherry Blossoms: Cherry blossoms symbolize the fleeting beauty of spring and are cherished for their delicate, pale pink or white petals. Incorporate these blossoms into arrangements for a touch of ethereal beauty and to capture the season’s essence.
- Freesias: Freesias are fragrant, tubular flowers that come in a range of colours, including white, yellow, orange, and pink. Their delicate appearance and sweet scent make them an excellent choice for adding a touch of refinement to your floral designs.
- Anemones: Anemones are elegant flowers with a distinctive dark centre surrounded by colourful petals. Available in shades of red, pink, purple, and white, anemones add a sophisticated and modern touch to spring bouquets.
I get great pleasure in creating arrangements that showcase the season’s vibrancy and renewal when working with spring cut flowers. Experiment with colour combinations, textures, and fragrances to capture the essence of spring and create memorable floral designs for your loved ones.