This time of the year when spring is just around the corner sending Easter flowers is a fantastic idea. White Easter Lilies, Azaleas, Tulips, Iris, Freesia, Daisies and even Daffodils are all coming into season and make for a beautiful Easter or spring gift. Sending Easter flowers, either in a bouquet, in a basket or simply as a potted plant, is easy too. Classic white Easter Lilies symbolize the purity of Easter and many spring flowers such as Daisies, Tulips and Daffodils remind us that spring is just around the corner. Many people don’t know where, or when, the tradition of sending or receiving Easter flowers began. According to historians, the tradition dates back to Pagan times – before the birth of Jesus Christ – and reflects the people’s wish to ensure a bountiful spring. During the equinox – March 21st – they’d adorn the altars of their gods and goddesses with flowers. Today, sending Easter flowers like the traditional classic white Easter Lily has its roots in the stories of Christianity. Legend tells of beautiful pure-white trumpet shaped aromatic lilies growing in the garden of Gethsemane after Jesus was crucified. Whatever story or legend you choose to believe, one thing is for sure, Easter Sunday flowers and arrangements are both beautiful and inspiring and serve to remind us of renewal and new life. Sending Easter flowers is easy and affordable too and various Easter flower arrangements are available to suit all budgets. Please contact this florist today for more information, international and local delivery is available.
The Easter Lily
Each year, on the first Sunday after the first full moon following the northern spring equinox, people gather together and share a meal. This Easter Sunday feast has been a tradition for thousands of years and apparently dates back to Roman and Greek times.
Along with the giving of painted eggs, hot-cross-buns and other sweet treats, flowers feature predominantly in celebrations. The flower most closely identified with Easter is the pure white Easter Lily.
Called Lilium longiflorum – more commonly known in North America as the Easter Lily – this plant is actually native to Japan and bears trumpet shaped, white, fragrant flowers. This particular lily has irregular blooming periods in nature and has thus allowed it to be cultivated and encouraged to flower at certain times – namely Easter. For many, the beautiful shape and aroma of these pure white flowers symbolizes innocence, purity and life – the spiritual essence of Easter. Continue reading