Odds & Ends: Spring Flower Guide

Odds & Ends: Spring Flower Guide

Flowers are without a doubt one of my favorite simple pleasures in life. Whether I’m picking up some fresh cut blooms from my local farmers market, spending the day flower arranging with Team LC, or enjoying a visit to Southern California’s flower fields, I am always in awe of this colorful and fragrant gift from Mother Nature. And with springtime finally here, I’m looking forward to all the pretty perennials that are currently in season.

Keep in mind that seasonal flowers vary depending on where you live. The flowers I chose to highlight below are all in peak season in California this time of year, but that might vary from coast to coast. I really encourage you to find out what’s in bloom right now in your hemisphere. Part of the magic of flowers is that they’re so fleeting. Your favorite flower might only be in season for a month or two each year, so it’s nice to savor it while it’s here. And if you’re getting married, the smartest way to save on flowers is choosing blooms that are in season. Otherwise they have to be flown in from far away.

Without further ado, here is my mini encyclopedia of spring blooms…

Anemones:

Odds & Ends: Spring Flower Guide

Cabbage roses:

Odds & Ends: Spring Flower Guide

Dahlias:

Odds & Ends: Spring Flower Guide

Gardenias:

Odds & Ends: Spring Flower Guide

Lilac:

Odds & Ends: Spring Flower Guide

Orchids:

Odds & Ends: Spring Flower Guide

Peonies:

Odds & Ends: Spring Flower Guide

Poppies:

Odds & Ends: Spring Flower Guide

Ranunculus:

Odds & Ends: Spring Flower Guide

Tulips:

Odds & Ends: Spring Flower Guide

What’s your favorite spring flower?

Be sure to pin it to your Pinterest board!

xo Ilana
Team LC

Photos: Hooray Hurrah, DesignSponge, Georgianna Lane on Etsy, The Gardening Blog, Roxanne via Flickr, Style Me Pretty, Flickr, Marco Schmidt, Hooray Hurrah, Ingrid Jansen via Flickr
Categories: Contributors, Grow, Ilana Saul
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  • http://dreamliveandrepeat.blogspot.com/ Ashley

    I love how fragrant lilacs and peonies are! There are several purple and white lilac bushes in my backyard towering over me and I cannot wait for them to bloom! :)

    dreamliveandrepeat.blogspot.com

  • http://www.millennielle.com/ millennielle

    peonies for SURE! they are so beautiful :)
    xo,coco | MILLENNIELLE.COM

  • http://www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk Lauren S
  • Cassidy Short

    I love ALL of these! Peonies are my favorite :)

    xoxo

    Cassidy

    http://heartofgoldandglitter.blogspot.com/

  • http://hollydolly88.blogspot.com.au Holly

    Owwwww Peonies!!! enough said!! :D
    xo Holly xo

    HollyDolly.

  • Charlotte Copeland

    Cabbage roses are beautiful. Tulips and yellow roses are my favourite x

    http://www.blondecanvas.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://www.dettecakes.blogspot.com/ Kelly Linn Feller

    The cabbage roses are beautiful!
    XO Kelly
    http://www.dettecakes.blogspot.com

  • arielle q.

    so in love with this post! those peonies, ranunculus, and cabbage roses are to die for :)

    love, arielle

    http://asimpleelegance.com

  • Denise

    love the peonies, definitely one of my options for a bridal bouquet!

  • http://poorgirlrichlifeblog.com Emma Fox

    I’ve never seen/heard of a cabbage rose before but they are beautiful!! Might be a new fav!

    http://poorgirlrichlifeblog.com

  • Cristina Gomez

    I love peonies and orchids but my favorites will always be roses.

    http://memoriesofthepacific.blogspot.com.es/

  • Melissa Riollano

    I love peonies, dahlias, orchids, and cabbage roses. so beautiful!

  • Amanda

    Definitely the lilacs. Always.

  • Amber Naomi

    I love the Orchids, Lilacs, Poppies and last but not least the Ranunculus.

    xx Amber
    http://ambernaomi.blogspot.nl/

  • http://alinaermilova.blogspot.com/ Alina Ermilova

    I absolutely love peonies! They’re the best! <3

    AlinaErmilova.com

  • Marie

    I love lilacs, Dahlias, peonies, cabbage roses and orchids !! So beautiful !!

    http://whatwearwith.blogspot.ca/

    http://britishista.blogspot.ca/

  • Nicole Smith

    I love them all!

  • http://www.shelearnsthings.com Ana Pierce

    Those dahlias are gorgeous!! I also loooove orchids. :)

    http://www.shelearnsthings.com

  • Mariska.❞

    They’re all so pretty! <3

    http://CoralynxBlog.com

  • http://alyciaceballos.tumblr.com/ Alycia Ceballos

    Lilacs & peonies are my absolute favourite!

  • Shuree Hohn

    Love the look of Dahlias, but you can’t beat the smell of Lilacs!

    allthingsusblog.com

  • Shelby

    I love them all but Tulips are one of my favs

  • http://instagram.com/kellalbella Kelly

    Peonies are my absolute favorite! I have yet to find any over here in PA, but I am planning on planting my own in the fall!

  • Cindy Lyon

    My favorite spring flowers are the wild violets that bloom in the shady areas of the lawn before the grass needs mowing. I love peonies but they won’t be blooming for a bit longer here in Michigan.

  • Karli Ann

    Tulips are definitely my favorite :)

  • http://Carolinebogush.blogspot.com Caroline Bogush

    Peonies are so beautiful! The color, smell, texture, pedals.
    Carolinebogush.blogspot.com

  • http://www.laurelloves.com/ Laurel Loves

    Those cabbage roses are amazing I don’t think I have ever seen those before!

    I actually featured Spring flowers on a couple of my recent blog post – spring flowers here in Ireland that is! Check them out here:

    http://www.laurelloves.com/2014/03/spring-flowers-march/

    http://www.laurelloves.com/2014/04/next-dog-model/

  • Rebecca Ann

    Tulips are my favourite!

  • http://www.shoppingmycloset.com/ Shopping My Closet

    Those cabbage roses are pretty!

    Liz @ http://www.shoppingmycloset.com

  • http://www.bridal-magic.com Cassandra Key

    Dahlias and cabbage roses are my faves from this list. I can definitely see the roses in a beautiful wedding bouquet.

  • Jessica

    My first time seeing some of these familiar names in pictures and I have falling in love the gardenias and orchids….absolutely beautiful!

  • http://cazmime.blogspot.fr Camille

    I am really into peonies for spring! I also love tulips too!

  • Alex

    I love Magnolias and Gardenias! Jasmine smells heavenly too!

  • http://www.noirettediary.com/ Siham Hamdan

    Peonies are the best! <3

    | http://www.noirettediary.com |

  • http://www.sparrow.nu Annie

    The Dahlias and Lilacs are beautiful. My favourite has to be pink tulips:

    Annie @ sparrow.nu

    • http://www.smart-twenties.com/ Samantha Brown

      Those flowers are gorgeous! I love peonies, cabbage roses and tulips! Wish it was spring here in Australia!

      Sam xx

  • Teresa Menacho

    Lilacs and orchids are my absolute favs

  • http://www.tahoeunveiled.com Andria | Tahoe Unveiled

    Loving the cabbage roses. Great image.

  • Konstantina Bourtzou
  • Regina @shopandbake.com

    Peonies is my favorite! Just simply gorgeous! http://www.shopandbake.com

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