“Flowers don’t worry about how they’re going to bloom. They just open up and turn toward the light and that makes them beautiful.” –Jim Carrey

We could all take a lesson from the spring flowers during this time!  It’s our time to shine and why not take this opportunity to make out homes and yards reflect that and bring a little beauty into this world?!  As spring approaches some of the season’s first flowers can’t wait to bloom in the beautiful North Carolina sun!  Even when we’ve had an unusually chilly winter, crocuses, roses, and snowdrops fight their way through the cold ground and can bloom as early as late January.

Most spring flowers in our area begin blooming around the end of March. The first of the season include daffodils, tulips, hyacinths, pansies, and irises. Others need more time to develop and enjoy the sun before they’re ready to blossom. Roses, bluebells, lilacs, peonies, and daisies don’t come out until May and June.

With so many flowers blossoming in spring, it’s not easy picking only a few favorites. We love them all, but these seven made our list thanks to their unique looks, lovely fragrances, and special symbolic meanings.  Plus they will look amazing decorating your flower beds and lining your walkways.  Talk about curb appeal!

Tulips!  Spring wouldn’t be the same without the playful beauty of tulips. These bulbous flowers bloom in thousands of varieties, including just about every color and combination of colors possible. They generally represent love, but specific hues do have their own meanings. For example, red tulips symbolize true love, and yellow tulips represent cheerful thoughts. We love mixed bouquets for celebrating Easter, spring birthdays, and other special occasions of the season.

Camellias!  Camellia shrubs bloom every spring with large, gorgeous flowers that are so beautiful they almost don’t look real. In pink, red, or white, camellias symbolize longing, deep desire, and adoration.  Show your appreciation for living in the most beautiful city in North Carolina and plant some camellias!

Lilacs!  Lilac shrubs can grow to be up to 15 feet tall, and their unmistakable perfume can be detected throughout the whole neighborhood when the breeze is just right. Their cascading flower clusters bloom in pink, blue, purple, and white, which represent passion, tranquility, spirituality, and purity.  Show your passion for Coastal NC with lilacs lining your walkway.

Daffodils!  Of all spring flowers, daffodils are the best representatives of spring. Like the season, they also represent renewal, rebirth, and new beginnings. They’re also lovely to admire with their funny, trumpet-shaped blooms in delightfully vibrant yellow, orange, and white.  Hearty and returning year after year, daffodils can’t be beat.

Daisies!  Daisies have classically fresh, white petals with yellow centers, which give them an effortless sort of beauty. They represent childbirth and motherhood, which makes them the perfect choice for a Mother’s Day celebration this spring.

Azaleas!  We saved the best for last!  Azaleas are another flowering shrub that blooms in spring. They have elegant, dark-green foliage and fluttery flowers that bloom in alluring shades of white, pink, and red. They represent femininity and make wonderful gifts either as potted plants or floral bouquets.