The Best Spring Flowers To Plant

After a long, cold Winter it feels great to replace the gloom with beauty!   Early spring flowers are a sure sign warmer weather is on its way. Here is a list of early Spring flowers to plant so you’ll have some beautiful Spring landscaping.

  • Pansies – Pansies prefer cool weather.  Pansies are annuals gardeners love because they are one of the very best flowers to plant in early Spring, early -season containers or window boxes.

pansy picture

  • Snowdrop Anemones – The Snowdrop Anemone is very fragrant and it has a burst of beautiful color.  As an added bonus, when cooler weather arrives in the Fall the Snowdrop Anemone often does a second round of blooming.

snowdrop anemone picture

  • Redbud Trees – Yes I know this is supposed to be a list about flowers to plant in the Spring, but beauty of a blooming redbud tree can rival the beauty of any flower.

pretty redbud tree

  • Lilac – Not only is the Lilac a beautiful flower that comes in lots of shapes and sizes, but it also gives off a wonderful fragrance.

Lilac flower picture

  • Iris – With its huge blooms and wide variety of colors, the Iris is a fan favorite to brighten any flower garden.

iris picture

 

Fall Wedding Flower Ideas

When it comes to Fall weddings the correct flower choices can make or break the beauty of the wedding.  Of course the venue is important, but the flowers are equally important.  When it comes to the bridal bouquet, wedding party bouquets, wedding centerpieces and decorative flowers the time of year often dictates which flowers you should use.  Of course, most weddings have a color theme and it’s important to stay with the theme, but if you are planning a Fall wedding and are wondering which types of flowers to use and which colors to go with, we can definitely help you out with some great tips and ideas.

Typically, Autumn weddings have color themes that go along with the Fall season.  The most popular colors are deep and rich reds, oranges and yellows.  By going with a combination of these colors you can capture the warmth and beauty of the Autumn season and incorporate it into your wedding color scheme.

Here are some ideas for flowers that fall into the Autumn category and the colors we mentioned above:

  • Alstroemeria
  • Asiatic Lily
  • Calla Lily
  • Celosia
  • Chrysanthemum
  • Dahia
  • Gerbera
  • Leucadendron
  • Rose
  • Yarrow

Any of these flowers will make beautiful bridal bouquets, wedding centerpieces or other type of wedding flowers.

Here are some ideas for wedding bouquet fillers and wedding centerpiece fillers.  These flowers will fill out the bouquets and make them fuller and more beautiful:

  • Gypsophilia
  • Hypericum
  • Limonium
  • Montecasino Aster
  • Solidago
  • Statice Sinuata
  • Queen Anne’s Lace
  • Waxflower

You can’t go wrong with any of these choices.

Here are pictures of the wedding flowers and bouquet fillers so you’ll be sure to know which type of flower we are talking about.

 alstroemeriaAsiatic Lilycalla flowercelosiachrysanthemumdahiliagerbera

leucadendron

rose for fall wedding

two colored rose

yarrow

 Here are some types of Fall wedding flower bouquet fillers.

hypericum

limonium

statice sinuata

wax flower

gypsophilia

montecasino aster

queen annes lace

solidago

Most Popular Flowers in the World

Here are the top, most popular flowers in the entire world.

red rose

The rose is one of the most popular flowers in the entire world.  A red rose is a universal symbol for love and romance.

tulips

Beautiful Tulips

Tulips are on of the top five most popular flowers in the world.

daisies

Pretty Daisies

Daisies are one of the most popular flowers of all.

Sunflowers

Sunflowers

Sunflowers are not only tall and beautiful, but they also provide sunflower seeds which are deliciously edible.

lilac flowers

Lilac Flowers

There is nothing more beautiful than a field of Lilac flowers.

orchids

Orchids

Orchid blooms are bold and broad.  Being one of the bigger flowers on the list, the orchid is a top 5 most popular flower in the world.

stephanotis flowers

Lovely Stephanotis Flowers

Stephanotis flowers may not be the most popular name of a flower, but these beautiful white flowers are one of the most popular wedding flowers in the world.

hydrangea flowers

Hydrangea Flowers

Hydrangea flowers have hundreds of tiny blooms that work together to form large round blooms that are simply beautiful.

Lily of the Valley flowers

Lily of the Valley Flowers

Lily of the Valley Flowers point downward, almost like they are upside down, but their shape and color are exquisite.

Gardenia flower

Gardenia

This was supposed to be a list of the Top 10 Most Popular Flowers in the world but we couldn’t leave out the beautiful Gardenia so we’ll just make it the top 11 most popular flowers.

Cockscomb Crested Pictures

Cockscomb Crested flowers are also known as Celosia and Woolflowers.  The word Cockscomb comes from their appearance that resembles a rooster’s comb.  Even though Cockscomb flowers are beautiful to look at, they are also known as a nutritious leafy vegetable.  These edible, ornamental flowering plants grow in many different vibrant colors.  They don’t need a lot of attention and they reseed themselves and come up sporadically in their immediate areas.

Here are some pictures of Cockscomb Crested Flowers.

Here’s a close up of a pink cockscomb.

pink cockscomb crested flower

Here’s an orange cockscomb crested.

orange cockscomb crested

Here’s a fuscia cockscomb crested flower.

fuscia cockscomb crested

Here are red cockscomb crested flowers growing in a flower bed.

red cockscomb crested flowers

You can get a good look at the leaves of the cockscomb flowers in this next photo.  These leaves are often used in stews and eaten.

edible crested celosia-cockscomb

Here’s on last photo of some beautiful cockscomb crested flowers in a variety of colors.

pretty cockscomb crested flowers

If you have any pictures of Celosia you’d like to share with us please send them in.

Caspia Pictures

Limonium-Caspia is a flower that is often used as a floral filler in flower arrangements.  It is often dried and colored many different colors.  It’s natural colors are pale blue to lilac.  Caspia is also known as Sea Lavender, although it is not related to lavender.  Caspia is often used in conjunction with Baby’s Breath and Mistly flowers to add depth and motion to bouquets and floral arrangements.  Dried and preserved Caspia is often used in crafts and decorations.

Here are some pictures of Caspia.

This is what Limonium-Caspia looks like.

blue caspia flower blooms

The Caspia above has more bluish blooms, whereas the Caspia blooms below are more of a lilac color.

pretty Caspia flowers

Caspia is often sold in bulk at wholesale prices and used for crafts.

dried Caspia flowers

Caspia looks awesome in teal wedding themed decorations and flower arrangements.

Caspia bouquet

Caspia looks great in its natural color as well as dyed other colors.  It makes a great filler for most any bouquet.

caspia wedding bouquet

Here’s a beautiful white Caspia and white Lily bouquet.

white caspia and lily bouquet

If you have any pictures of Caspia you would like to share please send them in.

Casa Blanca Lily Pictures

The Casa Blanca Lily (Lilium) is an oriental hybrid lily.  It blooms in the Summer and gives off a sweet fragrance.  These flowers can be as large as ten inches wide.  They have rigid stems and make great fresh cut flowers.  They also look magnificent in bouquets and flower arrangements.  Because of their pure white petals, Lilium Casa Blanca are often used in weddings for decoration, bridal bouquets and centerpieces.

Here are some pictures of white Casa Blanca Lilies.

casa blanca lily

You can see it has pure white petals with reddish brown anthers in the middle.

Here’s a better look at the anthers.

Casa blanca in bloom

Here’s a bunch of Casa Blanca lilies in bloom.

casa blanca flowers

Here’s a bridal bouquet made of Casa Blanca Flowers.

casa blanca wedding bouquet

Here’s a Casa Blanca flower arrangement used as a wedding centerpiece.

casa blanca flower arrangment

Candytuft Pictures

Candytuft, also known as Iberis, are made up of annuals, perennials and subshrubs.  These flowering plants product pretty flowers that look great individually and look amazing in bunches.  Candytuft flowers look beautiful in flowerbeds and flower gardens or along walkways.  The most common colors of Candytuft are white, pink and purple.

Here are some pictures of Candytuft flowers:

This is a close up of an individual white Candytuft flower so you can see what they look like up close.

white candytuft flower

Here’s a picture of a walkway surrounded by white Candytuft flowers.

candytuft flowerbed

Here is a close up of a purple Candytuft flower.

pink candytuft flower

Here are some pretty pink Candytuft flowers in full bloom.

pretty Candytuft flowers

Here are some more beautiful purple Candytuft flowers.

purple Candytuft flowers

If you have any photos of Candytuft flowers you’d like to share with us please send them in.

Blue Lace Flower Pictures

Blue Lace Flowers, also known as Didiscus Caerulea, are sky blue colored flowers that bloom in a pretty round shape.  Blue Lace flowers have long stems and look great in bouquets.  Blue lace flowers are excellent for attracting pollinating insects to your flower garden.  These flowers are similar to Queen Anne’s Lace flowers.  Each individual flower head has a tiny star shape.  These flowers can grow as tall as 30 inches in height.  They look great in Summer flower beds and they even have a light, sweet fragrance.

Here are some pictures of Blue Lace Flowers.

blue lace flower picture

Here’s a close up of a Blue Lace Flower in bloom.

blue lace flower in bloom

Here are some blue lace flowers growing in a flower bed alongside  a driveway.

blue lace flowers in flower bed

Here are some blue lace flowers growing in a field.

blue lace flowers in a field

Here’s a photo of a whole bunch of blue lace flowers in bloom.

pretty blue lace flowers

If you have any pictures of blue lace flowers you’d like to share with us please send them in.

Bird of Paradise Pictures

Bird of Paradise flowers, also known as Crane Flowers or Strelitzia, are flowering plants that bloom into beautiful flowers that resemble the head of an exotic crested bird.  These flowers are very bright, colorful and beautiful to behold.

Here are some pictures of Bird of Paradise flowers.

bird of paradise flower

Strelitzia Reginae typically have bright yellow and orange petals.

bird of paradise

Bird of Paradise also typically have red colors as well as blues and purples.

Here’s a beautiful flower arrangement that includes Bird of Paradise Flowers.

Adding Bird of Paradise flowers to a bouquet really gives the arrangement a bold and exotic flare.

bird of paradise bouquet

Here are some Bird of Paradise plants growing in Hawaii.

bird of paradise plants

Here’s one last photo of a beautiful Bird of Paradise flower.

bird of paradise strelitzia

If you have any photos of bird of paradise flowers (or crane flowers if that’s what you want to call them) please send them in and share them with us.

Billy Buttons Pictures

Billy Buttons are a flowering plant that is part of the Daisy family.  Their botanical name is Craspedia but most people refer to them as either Billy Buttons or Woollyheads because of their fluffy round shaped blooms.  They have long skinny stems which makes their big round blooms look even more unique.  Billy Buttons are often used in flower arrangements, decorations, crafts, and are popular for weddings.  They bloom during the Spring.

Here are some pictures of Billy Buttons flowers.

Here is a close up look at some Billy Buttons flowers.

Billy Buttons close up

Here are Billy Buttons growing in a flower bed.

Billy Buttons flower garden

Here are Billy Buttons flowers dried and painted to be used for decorations.

dried billy buttons flowers

Here are Billy Buttons used in a wedding, pinned onto groomsmen jackets.

billy button groomsmen flowers

And here are Billy Buttons flowers used in beautiful yellow and white bridal bouquets.

billy buttons bridal bouquet

Here is a decorative craft made from dried Billy Buttons flowers and stones in a vase.

billy buttons in a vase

I saved the best for last.  Here is a stunning, gorgeous Billy Buttons and Daisies bouquet centerpiece flower arrangement.  It is absolutely beautiful.

billy buttons and daisy centerpiece