Easter is nearly here! For some, this means a time of religious reflection, for others, time with family or if you ask my little ones, it’s all about the Easter Bunny and of course chocolate! For me, Easter is about flowers, flowers to give to family, flowers to decorate our Sunday table and this year I will even be doing wedding flowers for a couple tying the knot over the holiday period.
Much of the Easter inspiration seen from Europe, America and the UK relates to this special time of year occuring in their season of Spring. But for us here in Australia, Easter falls in Autumn. When I think of flowers to celebrate Easter I think of seasonal cute blooms often in pastel shades, soft pinks, lemons, whites, light blues and lavendar. Let’s take a closer look at 8 flower varieties which are available now and are perfect choices for decorating and giving.
There is a tiny little white bloom that only comes around at Easter time, called Easter Daisy. It is basically a mini version of a daisy. If you can source this locally, market bunches should be large and plentiful which makes them a great option for filling jars or tins to line your table. If you can’t find Easter Daisy, standard daisy chrysanthemums are another great option.
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While the next few blooms listed are traditionally winter blooms, their season usually does start early. I have read that Hyacinth symbolise ‘peace of mind’ maybe that’s why I love them so much! They can be used in all sorts of ways for Easter. Simply tie a few stems in brown paper and twine to give to a loved one or place a few blooms in a lovely china vase, with eggs scattered nearby, it definately fills the brief. Available in soft shades of blue, purple, yellow, pink and white.
Tulips are amazing at this time of year. If the weather over the four day holiday is not too hot, I’d certainly recommend getting some of these. They come in all colours of the rainbow, pastels as well as brights. Their tall stems and thick green leaves give a lushious look to any design. They also symbolise love and new life.
Another winter bloom but if the weather is cooling in your part of the country, you might be lucky to include some sweet peas in your Easter floral designs. A simply stunning range of pastel shades are available and they are they make the sweetest addition to your table.
Also symbolise rebirth and new beginnings as well as being lovely and cheery blooms. Placed simply in a vase or jug on their own to decorate your home foyer or mixed in with other yellow and white seasonal blooms.
Carnations may not be the first bloom that springs to mind at Easter time but they are great value and come in a great range of soft shades. They also hold up quite well in hot conditions, so if the forecast is looking high, these will last over the four day period.
I personally associate delphiniums with Easter because they are around at this time of year and they are so pretty. In gorgeous shades of baby blue, lavendar and white they are perfect for the occassion. I love the cottage garden look that they create and being a tall flower they can give quite a dramatic impact in a design. I love this light blue delphinium paired with the backdrop of soft grey.
Roses, more specifically, garden roses are so beautiful around April. They add a softness, divine touch and fragrance. Who wouldn’t love a bouquet of garden roses and a few choccy eggs at Easter time?
I truely hope you all have a lovely Easter. I know my favourite part will be sunday morning as the kids wake up excitedly, baskets in hand and go out into the garden in search for chocolate eggs.
Enjoy tucking into hot cross buns (although I already have been eating those for the many weeks they have already been in the shops!) spending time with family and having a relaxing Easter break Xx