Shopping for Easter bouquets can only mean one thing- Spring has arrived. Despite a relatively mild Winter this year in our area, we can still take pride in saying goodbye to gray skies, cold temperatures and dreary days and hello blossoming landscapes, plentiful sunshine and hopefully, greener pastures ahead. To celebrate the wealth of nature’s bounty in the greater Hudson Valley, Northwest Connecticut and Western Massachusetts, the folks at Country Gardeners Florist have put together a seasonal bouquet to not only ring in the Easter holiday, but lift our spirits out of the Winter doldrums.
A very distinctive flower, the Thistle is noted for its arrow-like bloom and conical center. This particular flower blends seamlessly with Spring bouquets because it comes in a variety of colors befitting the season and is perfect for adding both texture and depth to any colorful arrangement. Each stem boasts 2 to 5 primary blooms, and can have several smaller blooms as well.
Lilies are known for their zeal as much as their zesty fragrance. This versatile flower is a popular choice for both Easter and Spring arrangements because of its many color schemes and its fellowship with other, more subtle tones. No matter the occasion, Lilies have become one of the most beloved bulbs for Spring bouquets and for good reason.
Never heard of a Larkspur you say? Most casual bouquet shoppers find themselves asking the same question. But this cousin of the buttercup takes a back seat to no blossom for Larkspur flowers are almost as complex as the Orchids. The colorful Larkspur blooms cover a spectrum of colors, from white, to blue, to violet. The flowers themselves are irregularly shaped and bloom in a loose, vertical grouping along the upper end of the plant’s main stalk.
Often referred to as the ‘fabulous fantail’ this regal cousin of the pussywillow is a stunning emblem of early Spring rejuvenation. Like the season itself the Fantail grows quickly and blooms with a wealth of soft, fuzzy catkins.
Famous for their copious amounts of blooms, Phlox has long been a stalwart of springtime flower beds and borders. There are several different kinds of phlox suitable for almost any Spring bouquet arrangement and when in bloom, they are simply breathtaking. Perfect for a wedding reception or simple seasonal gesture.
There’s nothing standard about these lightly colored roses perfect for any seasonal arrangement. Spray Roses are miniature roses that contain multiple brightly colored blooms per stem. Petite and beautiful, spray roses generally have 3 to 5 heads and are perfect as an accent flower or bunched together to make a larger arrangement. Incredibly light and seasonal, Spray Roses are available in a variety of colors, you simply can’t go wrong with these springtime blooms.
Looking for something that stands out from the crowd? The Lisianthus are elegant, rose-like darlings that can withstand any arrangement bouquet, making them the perfect feature piece this year. The Lisianthus is a great cut flower and gorgeous in beds as well.
Last but certainly not least is the Wax Flower. Wax Flowers makes an alluring addition to any wedding bouquet. The Wax Flower is a flowering shrub that has multiple blooms per stem, making it a wonderful choice for an accent flower in your Spring bouquet. These romantic, long lasting blooms, symbolize endurance and longevity and have been used in wedding bouquets and centerpieces for years, perfect for your forever partner.
To give our receive your own beautiful bouquet stop by Country Gardeners Florist located at 5 Railroad Plaza in Millerton, NY, call (518) 789-6440 and place an order or visit them online for more information and arrangement options at countrygardenersflorist.com