Have you felt it yet? Have you caught sting fever? Is the urge to get outside into the vast beauty of the outdoors cruising through your veins now that the weather has warmed and the sun is brighter? Due to these factors associated with the spring season, it’s time say goodbye to the snow and hello to newly reemerging plants. Although the early spring season is still a bit too cold for many varieties of flowers, some species of flowers find this climate as their ideal time to bloom and show off their beautiful petals. These flowers were likely planted early on during the past fall season and are often perennial by nature. Here are some early blooming flowers to look out for now that spring has sprung.
Who doesn’t love these classic flowers of early spring? In fact, tulips are so popular that these Turkish originating flowers are the national symbol of Holland! Tulips can come in many colours such as red, yellow, white, orange and even purple in addition to some varieties even existing with a striped pattern. A tulips leaves are long and slender with a pointed tip at approximately 2-6 leaves for each bulb and shoot up from the base of the tulips stem in a dark to light green colour either with straight edges or curly edges. Tulips come in many varieties such as the Cracker tulip, the Calgary tulip, and the Ile-du-France tulip. Tulips have a cup-shaped flower head that forms upwards and consists of 4 large petals. These petals have a rounded shape with either straight or curly edges. If you look on the inside of the flower head you will notice 3 protruding stamen.
With their flamboyant appearances, it’s easy to understand why these flowers are also called narcissists. As a fun fact, come from an Ancient Greek myth where the gods turned a vain prince into a flower after he ignored an admirer because he was looking at his own reflection. Daffodils can come in two main colours which are white or a shade of yellow. A daffodils leaves are long and slender with a pointed tip at approximately 12 for each bulb that shoots up from the base of the daffodils stem in a dark to light green colour either with straight edges or curly edges. Daffodils come in many varieties such as the Golden Ducat daffodil, the Rip van Wrinkle daffodil, and the Petit Four daffodil. Daffodils have a fan spread shaped flower head that faces frontwards and forms a star-like a shape. It consists of 6 large petals. These petals have a pointed tip and a teardrop shape with either straight or curly edges. In the middle of the flower head is a cup-shaped petal with curly edges.
Tiny but mighty and oh, so pretty, these cuties are a must have in any garden. Snowdrops are usually a certain shade of white in colour. Interestingly enough, snowdrops only grow to about 12 inches in height. Snowdrops come in many varieties such as the woronowii snowdrop, the Flore Pleno snowdrop and the S. Arrnot snowdrop. A snowdrops leaves are long and slender with a pointed tip at approximately 12 for each bulb that shoots up from the base of the daffodils stem plus one from behind the flower in a dark to light green colour with straight edges. Snowdrops have a bell-shaped flower head that forms downwards and consists of 3 small petals. These petals have a rounded tip in a teardrop shape and straight edges. If you look on the inside of the flower head you will notice 3 protruding stamen.
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