Easter is the gateway to spring, which makes it the best time of year to buy flowers for your loved ones. That is one reason why Easter flowers are usually early blooming varieties. Most traditional Easter flowers work well as cut bouquets or potted plants that can grow in the house or garden. Here are some of the best flowers you can give your loved ones this Easter season.
The Easter Lily is one of the most popular gifts in the spring. The tradition of giving white lilies dates back to ancient times. People considered Easter Lilies to be a symbol of Christ’s Resurrection. Lore says that white lilies sprouted from the ground below the cross where Christ’s blood fell. Today, Easter Lilies symbolize grace, hope, serenity and purity.
Tulips are one of the first blooms to come forth in the garden. They are associated with passion, love and faith, which makes them a perfect symbol for this time of year. Many different tulip colors have very specific meanings. Red tulips mean “I love you.” Yellow tulips mean that you are madly in love with someone, while tulips of other colors symbolize perfect love. Multicolored bouquets are meant to tell your lover that she has gorgeous eyes. A bouquet of fresh cut tulips is just the thing to add life and energy to your home.
The strong, sweet scent of the hyacinth will permeate an entire home. Hyacinths are another flower with a variety of meanings. Purple hyacinths are given by those seeking forgiveness, while whites represent beauty and prayer. Pink and red hyacinths signify the giver’s playful nature. Yellow hyacinths are associated with jealousy.
These early-blooming shrubs come in a profusion of colors, including yellow, orange, pink, red and purple. As a highly prolific bloomer, a potted azalea will add a vibrant burst of color to a table setting. Later on, it can be planted outside to enjoy for years to come. Azaleas symbolize frailty and temperance. Gifting azaleas also tells the recipient that you hope they will take care of themselves.
Lovely golden daffodils are very popular around Easter. You can find both cut flowers and potted plants to give as gifts. Daffodils have long been associated with romance, which makes them a great present for the object of your affection.