The Color & Meaning of your Spring Blooms
2017 brings with it the start of a new year – meaning a lease of new life to the much-loved Spring season.
Below is an edit of our most popular blooms that will take center stage in our upcoming flower arrangements this month & onwards.
We’re heralding David Austin Roses + Ranunculus + Tulips + Call Lilies + of course hydrangeas.
About The Pixie
The Pixie is a sure bet. It's the perfect casual gift for a co-worker or a “just because” surprise for your main squeeze! After all, some things (ahem, flowers) are always a good choice.
Grown from bulbs, these spring-blooming perennials have elongated stalks with bound leaves + 2-6 petals. Ranging between 4 & 28 inches, this star-shaped flower is covered with a waxy exterior that lends it protection and has one of the widest color varieties in flower species.
Fun Fact: Tulips are one of few flowers that come in that bright and cheery shade of orange. It became the color of the Dutch Royal Family which hailed from the House of Orange (even though it’s flag is red, white and blue.)
David Austin roses
Not your average rose, these blooms are breeding excellence at its best! Planted + grown in England, these full-bodied flowers are considered the creme-de-la-creme of its kind. They are ever fragrant and available in a wide color range with plump hips that boast exclusivity as a result of its hard to spread & limited pollen.
Part of the buttercup family, the ranunculus is especially lustrous in its yellow-colored species. The beauty in this aquatic plant lies in its full & rounded body – its abundance of petals envelop the center and slowly unravel as the flower blossoms. This gorgeous species comes in a variety of warm-hued shades & pinks to suit all tastes.
Despite its name, this elegant flower is not actually part of the lily family. But don’t let it fool you, this species can survive frosts and regrow in a vase after being cut. Available in white, yellow, purple and pink, this waxy flower is particularly delightful for the graceful curve of its body and seamless color gradient from stem to petal.
We’ve saved the best till last – the all-time favorite, this natural beauty is available in 3 beautiful shades of blue/purple, pink & white. Crisp-to-the-touch & brimming with soft petals, these stems are literal balls of delight.
For a spice of color to your every day, use the hydrangea – it makes a great filler-upper in the place of usual greens + will compliment any other blooms & foliage.
Top Tip: They dry out extremely well and beautifully so, with a more subdued take on its natural degrade shading.