Spring has sprung and so are the flowers. Flowers are so inspiring and spring is a great time to bring a new breath of inspiration into your home and life. Popular Spring blooms include tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, iris, daisies, lilies and many more.
Spring Tulip Bouquet by FTD
Did you know that when the tulip flower first arrived in Europe, the English tried serving them with oil and vinegar and the Germans boiled and sugared the bulbs?
Spring Hyacinth Planter
In the Victorian language of flowers the Hyacinth flower symbolizes sport or play, and the blue Hyacinth signifies sincerity.
Daffodils were brought to Britain by the Romans who thought that the sap from Daffodils had healing powers. Actually the sap contains crystals that can irritate the skin.
The Iris was named after the Greek Goddess who is considered the messenger Love and uses the rainbow to travel.
Daisy leaves are edible and can be used in salads.
In Europe, lilies were used as a remedy against a wide range of diseases and ailments.