It always comes as a bit of relief to me, that first early morning when the frost settles with just a little less ferocity and you notice the evening sun hanging about just a tiny bit longer; enough for you to take notice and be reminded that spring is right around the corner.
January can be bleak and whilst I love the thought of cuddling up in front of a cosy fire, hidden away from the bare elements and landscape outside; I'm ready to embrace colour once more, to welcome spring buds and blossoms and to celebrate the newness of the world that comes at this time of year. Naturally, for us florists, our homes play host to our great love of flowers and I simply love to fill the house up with all kinds of spring blooms we can get our hands on.
The nodding heads and bright yellows of daffodils, is there any flower as cheerful or smile-provoking as this? Or basking in the delicate beauty of white Narcissi; their pure, white petals speak welcome intensity of colour into what has been a rather bleak outlook from the garden windows these past few months.
And speaking of colour, the bright, jewel colours of the Anenome brings a vibrancy that can't really be beaten. We think they're exactly what anyone needs if looking to infuse the home with some cheerful pops of colour. As for Ranunculus, with all their delicate petals that appear almost to flutter in the light and catching the eye with their intricate detail; these are yet another bloom our shop is well known for and we love them every bit as much as our customers!
Of course, we can hardly refer to spring blooms without mentioning those sweet aromas that bring heavenly relief from the cold, barren months we've muddled through. Hyacinths are such a perfect choice for a flower that not only looks extraordinarily beautiful but has the capability of scenting a whole room with its glorious fragrance. They are just so uplifting, (the perfect pre-cursor to spring you might say!) And a wonderful reminder that the best is yet to come!
Which are your favourite spring blooms?