Q&A :: What’s your favorite Spring Flower?

The Question:
What’s your favorite spring flower and why?

The Answers::
I have so many favorite Spring flowers! Being from the DC area, any blooming branch and especially cherry blossoms are a must have on this list. Then, in addition to the usual suspects, I love designing with all fritillaria (meleagris, imperialis, volpis etc.), muscari and poppies. I’ve started a boatload of poppies for my cutting garden this year. I love working with them and their crazy stems – each one is different, they look so delicate but are tough and resilient, their colors capture the light so beautifully, look a little disheveled when they first open, and can handle being burned. HA! Sort of a metaphor for a floral designer!
Sue, White Magnolia Designs, Maryland

White Magnolia, arrangement of orange and yellow poppies, orange tulips, purple kale, gloriosa lilies, roses, lilac

White Magnolia Designs

White Magnolia, arrangement of icelandic poppies

White Magnolia Designs

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I love tulips, any kind and any color. I think because I was raised in Western Washington and it brings back such fond memories. Also because it is a welcoming sign that winter is over!
Kris of KRISanthemums, Oregon

KRISanthemums, arrangement of pink tulips

KRISanthemums

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I love the flowering branches that are only available in the Spring. In particular I love Forsythia. Check out an arbor I covered in it for a wedding last April.
Andrea Layne Floral Design, Florida

Andrea Layne Floral Design, wedding ceremony arch decorated with forsythia branches

Andrea Layne Floral Design

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Peonies and tulips are hands down my favorite spring flowers. My grandmother used to have the prettiest peony bush in her front yard. They remind me of her. And tulips are just so simple, delicate and pure…. I love how they all have personalities of their own.

I love it when a bride says “I love peonies and tulips” because she’s speaking my flower language. In this bouquet, I’ve married my two favorite spring flowers in with hydrangea and delicious freesia for a soft, romantic bouquet.
Jessica, Blooms ‘n Blossoms, Kentucky

Blooms and Blossoms of Kentucky, white and lavender bridal party bouquets of tulips and peonies

Blooms ‘n Blossoms

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Favorite spring flower? Sweet Peas! Photo by Penny Sylvia
Shannon, Flourish, California

Flourish flowers,  Penny Sylvia Photography, white hydrangea, pink roses, pink sweet peas, white roses

Flourish
Penny Sylvia Photography

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Some of my favorite spring flowers are paperwhites and daffodils! There’s nothing more promising of warmer days ahead than a bright yellow daffodil poking its head above the snowy ground, or the sweet scent of paperwhites wafting through a room. I especially love these flowers because they are some of the first flowers we have available at our shop in the early spring since we only use locally grown flowers and foliage. This arrangement was designed with the first daffodils of 2014, and it made my heart sing!
Carling, Local Color Flowers, Maryland

Local Color Flowers, arrangement of quince, yellow daffodils, white paperwhites, yellow iris

Local Color Flowers

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The French Tulip – this graceful beauty never disappoints! They always seem so elusive and untouchable (at least here in NoMi) so when they surface in the spring I am always drawn to them.
Jennifer, Bloom, Michigan

BLOOM, arrangement of parrot tulips, ranunculus, frittalaria, poppies, lilac

BLOOM

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This was difficult. I love all flowers and the spring ones are my favorite- maybe because they have such a short season. I think that my favorite spring flower might be the lilac. My grandmother had a beautiful garden and used to let me play with the flowers. She lived 2 hours away and always made a point of visiting for my birthday in early April. She would cut all the purple lilac that had bloomed in her yard and bring it to me for my birthday. I can not pass up lilac in the Spring and I always try to get some to have in the house for my birthday – it brings up great memories.
Melody, Fleurish Floral Designs, California

Fleurish, Bridal bouquet of white ranunculus, roses, hydrangeas, lilacs, lisianthus and freesia

Fleurish Floral Designs

Fleurish, Bridal bouquet of white ranunculus, roses, hydrangeas, lilacs, lisianthus and freesia

Fleurish Floral Designs

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Tulips!! One of my favorite spring flowers!! I love that you can drape them, bend them, or have the go straight up. They continue to grow, and have a mind of their own. Love their colors and textures.. Parrott, French, Peony(also known as double), Fringed or Standards. They are amazing flowers.
Flowers by Karen, Washington

Flowers by Karen, Washington, Flower arrangement of orange tulips, orange snapdragons, green cymbidium orchids, orange roses, orange ranunculus

Flowers by Karen

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Favorite spring flower: Tulips – old school but timelessly pretty!
One of my favorites is this peach-orange design with green trix by one of our florists, Le Printemps.
Shavanna Miller, Founder & CEO, Bloompop

Le Printemps, arrangement of orange tulips and green trick dianthus

Le Printemps

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