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March 31, 2021
By Chelsea Reed
At last, spring has finally sprung! The warmer temperatures and sweet-smelling breezes are sure to beckon humans and animals alike from a long winter’s nap. And of course, one of the best parts of spring is the stunning flowers! These five spring-blooming flowers are spring-blooming seasonal favorites.
Garden Fence VII by Carolyn Cohen, watercolor.
Tulips are a classic spring annual flower. Their colorful varieties grace home flowerbeds, garden pot gifts, and Easter bouquets at Sunday brunch tables. They also teach a valuable lesson about time. Their beautiful blooms may last a short while, but their bulbs can be saved and stored to be planted again and bloom next year.
Sunflower’s Golden Glory by Beverly Abbott, oil on ivorine.
Who doesn’t smile at the warmth of a sunflower? This showstopper is deemed the 2021 Flower of the Year for its positive outlook. As the name implies, sunflowers love full sunshine in the garden. Their large blooms provide food for bees and birds, and their seeds are a delicious healthy snack for humans. To make your sunflowers last longer in a vase, changing the water every two days is recommended.
Pussy Willow by Judy Leasure, pastel.
These super-soft tufts are found on the branches of willow trees in wetlands and marshy forests, especially in the Northeast region of the United States. Pussy willows are actually willow flower buds! They appear in late winter and are one of the first signs of spring. That means they are probably more accurate weather forecasters than groundhogs. Don’t worry, we won’t tell Punxsutawney Phil.
A Maranta what? Well, it looks more familiar to the common eye than it sounds. A red maranta prayer plant is a tropical houseplant typically sold in big box stores and supermarkets. It earned the title of 2021 Plant of the Year by 1-800-Flowers alongside the sunflower. What’s cool about this plant is that its green and red leaves fold up at night as if it is praying! Its serene nature is growing in popularity, and it is a wonderful symbol of hope for spring.
Blush Roses by Karen Chamblin, oil painting.
Roses are not only a timeless symbol of beauty, they are resilient in nature. Rose bushes bloom throughout the year from spring to fall. There are so many gorgeous varieties! Popular in the garden and cut in the vase, the rose pairs very well with other flowers for a colorful entourage.
What’s Your Favorite Spring Flower?
Whether you have a green thumb, are an outdoor enthusiast, or simply admire flower arrangements, Seaside Art Gallery has one-of-a-kind floral art pieces that are sure to delight. The best part is, you don’t have to water them! Come see the rest of the Gallery’s floral art collection online. Your favorite flower might even be there.
Chelsea Reed is a copywriter who writes online content, articles, blogs, and websites from her base in North Carolina.
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