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Early Spring Flowers to Brighten Your Home

With winter almost over and spring about to debut its magnificent flowers and foliage, we can’t help but get excited about the bright, pretty blooms we’ll soon be seeing everywhere. For those of you who want to get a jump on decorating your home with bright and beautiful spring florals, here are a few early spring bloomers you can bring into your home now.

Bouquet of daffodils tulips and fleur-de-lises on white background. Typical spring and Easter flowers.

Springtime and Spring Flowers

When the days start getting longer and the temperatures get warmer, spring flowers are ready to burst open spreading their beauty, color, and joy all across the land. Springtime blooms are some of the most lush, fragrant, bright, and beautiful flowers of the year. It’s no wonder flower lovers eagerly anticipate the spring blooming season which is almost upon us. But, for those of you who want a little spring in their lives now, you’re in luck! There are a number of wonderful spring florals that bloom even when the weather is still a little cool, and we list them below. Don’t wait! Go ahead and welcome the imminent spring season with some of the early spring bloomers below. 

Vibrant Early Spring Flowers for Your Home

These early spring blooms are beautiful, fresh, and fragrant and will brighten any area of your home with their dazzling colors.

pink tulips up close

1. Tulips

Tulips are colorful, classic blooms that herald the start of spring. There is a wide assortment of colors, shapes, and sizes to choose from to add a pop of color to your home. Tulips are known for having blossoms that are almost perfectly symmetrical. For spring occasions, we love a collection of bright pink tulips for a cheerful boost. You can also have a bright mixed bouquet of spring tulips in yellow, pink, orange, red. Tulips generally symbolize love with specific colors having their own meanings. For example, yellow tulips symbolize cheerful thoughts, red tulips represent true love, and white tulips symbolize forgiveness.

2. Roses 

Roses also bloom in nearly every color of the rainbow. Although roses are available all year round, their blooming season is spring, which means they’re at their freshest, most beautiful, and most affordable. Roses are known for symbolizing love and romance, but each color of rose also has its own meaning. Red, of course, is love, passion, and romance, yellow is friendship, orange desire, white innocence and purity, pink admiration, and lavender love at first sight.  

purple and yellow pansies

3. Pansies

Pansies prefer the slightly cooler weather and bloom in early spring and fall. These beloved blooms have flat petals and a wide-open face that comes in a variety of colors and patterns. Pansies symbolize loving feelings, happiness, and positivity. Bold-colored pansies look amazing in bridal bouquets and a vase of multi-colored pansies are perfect for adding a pop of color and style to your home.

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4. Irises

Irises get their name from the Greek word for “rainbow” as they bloom in nearly every color. With shades of blue, purple, pink, orange, red, and yellow, their symbolic meanings are as varied as their appearance and range from purity to passion. The elegant, lovely bloom of the iris flower has also made it a popular symbol of monarchs and royalty throughout history. 

Purple crocus flowers up close

5. Crocus

Crocuses bloom early in spring, often pushing up through a snow-covered ground to reveal their bright, striking petals in a hopeful first sign of spring. Crocus flowers bloom close to the ground and burst forth in shades of white, purple, yellow, and dusty pink. The crocus symbolizes youthfulness and cheerfulness — two things everyone wants to experience in spring.

yellow daffodils in green field

6. Daffodils

Daffodils are a popular early spring flower as their yellow trumpet-shaped bloom heralds the arrival of the spring. Yellow is the most common daffodil color, but they do also come in cream, white, orange, and sometimes pink. A bloom that announces winter is over, daffodils symbolize rebirth and new beginnings, just like the season of spring does. 

colorful Freesia Flowers

7. Freesia

A lovely bloom with an even lovelier fragrance, freesia comes in a wide array of bright, bold, and beautiful colors. Freesia flowers are popular cut flowers due to their vivid color, sweet fragrance, and long vase life. Symbolizing purity, innocence, and friendship, freesia flowers are often used in welcoming the birth of a baby, baptisms, christenings, and weddings, too. 

Celebrate the Beginning of Spring with These Early Bloomers

There’s no better way to welcome spring than to bring the beauty of the season into your home. A bouquet of early spring flowers will instantly brighten your home, add a lovely scent to the air, and revive and refresh your spirits! Get your early spring boost today! For all your floral needs, Cascade Floral Wholesale is here for you. 

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Discover Tulips

Spring is in the air, and that means we can plan on seeing tulips in gardens, flower shops and throughout homes soon. As soon as the weather warms and the ground thaws, tulips are back in bloom. At Cascade Floral Wholesale, we love working with tulips. They have a rich history that dates back to ancient Persia, and they send messages of perfect love to their recipients. Plus they dress up any room in your home, and not just for Easter. Tulips are the quintessential flower of spring and as it approaches, we’re as excited as you are to announce its arrival!

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June’s Flower: The Rose

Pink and Yellow Roses in a Vase

As one of the most symbolic flowers around, with a rich history of meaning and iconic showings, the Rose is a flower preferred by many. This month, we celebrate roses in all their glory, and for good reason! June is National Rose Month, a time for romance, weddings, summer evenings and bright sunny skies. June has arrived and along with it, roses in every form. The floral experts at Cascade Floral Wholesale celebrate the rose with you by offering some history and symbolism, as well as a few tips and ideas about sending roses this month. 

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All About the Delightful Daisy

Spring is finally here and its arrival is never more prevalent than when we start to see daisies popping up everywhere! These bright, cheerful blooms are the quintessential symbol that spring has arrived, but they also symbolize a rich history worldwide. Hailed as the oldest known flower in recorded history, there is evidence that the Ancient Egyptians grew daisies in their own gardens for medicinal purposes. Used throughout the world to heal everything from coughs and fevers to dermatological conditions and topical wounds, this amazing little flower brings a lot to the table. The floral experts at Cascade Floral Wholesale are excited to provide you with the best and brightest daisies spring has to offer. Once you learn more about these innocent blooms, you’ll want to get your hands on a few yourself!

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Green Flowers for St. Patrick’s Day Arrangements

Green Mix of florals

Any occasion is a good reason to send flowers to your favorite someone, but at Cascade Floral Wholesale, we love using good holidays as great excuses to send unusual, surprising and unique designs. With St. Patrick’s Day approaching, create something intriguing that your customers will love to send to their friends and family for good luck. Who knows- they may even choose a few designs for themselves! Here are some of our favorite blooms that happen to come in green. 

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How To Handcraft A Bouquet For Mom

Mixed Bouquet of Blooms

Step aside, brides. There’s a new bouquet in town. 

When’s the last time you handed over a hand-wrapped bouquet of flowers, specifically designed to be gathered up in one’s arms, its beauty breathed in, its fragrance fawned over? Chances are, it’s probably been a minute. And while it’s de rigueur to offer mom a pretty floral arrangement for Mother’s Day, presenting her with a gorgeous handmade bouquet is a more meaningful gesture. Especially when she finds out it was made by none other than you. Cascade Floral Wholesale has the skinny on how to make a Mother’s Day bouquet that she will never forget. 

Step One: Gather Ye Rosebuds

Seek seasonal flowers. Let this be your mantra. And when it comes to building a beautiful Mother’s Day bouquet, you really couldn’t have picked a better season. If you stick with florals that are abundantly available, you’ll be keeping your costs down, ensuring that your flowers are in the prime of their life, and discovering far more selection. We love our Spring Bulb Flower Mix for a seasonal bouquet. It comes with an assortment of tulips, hyacinth, ranunculus, and daffodils, making the design possibilities quite literally endless. Choose our 50-bulb option to ensure you have plenty to work with, and don’t forget to pick up other supplies you’ll need: garden pruners or shears, vase for storage, floral tape, corsage pins, and wax paper and ribbon for presentation. 

Step Two: Prep Your Petals

Arriving home with a bounty of fresh, high-quality flowers is like winning the lottery. You’ll have the strong desire to take exceptional care of them, and you should, right away. Clear a working space that offers you plenty of light. Position a mirror (full-length is ideal) nearby. Unwrap the flowers, cut the stems a bit, and remove any leaves or excess foliage around the bottom of the stems, where your mom’s hands will be. Plop each flower into a bucket of water as you work through all of them. When you’re ready to design, remove your blooms from the water and lay them out in groupings, keeping like with like. This will help you see all of the floral riches at your disposal. 

Step Three: Commence Designing!

Stand in front of the mirror and begin to create a base of foliage or greenery, about 5 stems, in your non-dominant hand. As you work, keep your hand firm but loose, and check the mirror for perspective. Once you’ve framed out your base, begin adding in your heavier, more prominent flowers, 3-5 at a time. Alternate feature flowers for interest, texture, and color. Pop in smaller blooms and accent ones, filling out your bouquet. Embellish with more greenery. Once you’re finished, carefully turn the bouquet upside down and cut all of the ends evenly, for a clean, polished look. Take your floral tape and wrap it around where it will be held. Leave the floral tape sticky side up for the last couple of wraps, which will allow the ribbon to stay in place. Wrap over the tape with the ribbon, affix a few corsage pins, and voila! You’ve just made a Mother’s Day Bouquet.

If you want to present your bouquet wrapped in wax paper, that’s easy enough to do. Simply leave off the floral tape and hold your flowers together with some twine. Fold your flowers into the paper, burrito-style, and tie it all together with the perfect ribbon.
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Beautiful Bouquet & Centerpiece Packages For Spring Weddings

One of the best ways to stretch your wedding dollar is to provide your own florals for the big day. While professional design experience is a wonderful thing, it’s not necessary to creating stunning centerpieces and bouquets. In fact, Cascade Floral Wholesale has made crafting gorgeous wedding pieces a totally fool-proof process. Continue reading Beautiful Bouquet & Centerpiece Packages For Spring Weddings

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An Enticing Purple Floral Mix For Spring Weddings

Spring—and its weddings—is just around the corner, and we here at Cascade Floral Wholesale have the flowers to show for it.

One of the most compelling color palettes that bridges the transition from winter to spring is purple, a hue that Pantone celebrated last year with Ultra Violet. On the purple spectrum you’ll find a rich array of tones, everything from soft, romantic lavender to intriguing blackberry, sensual wine, and vivid lilac. Thankfully, there are a whole host of flowers that capture this palette. A spring wedding, especially early in the season, is the perfect platform for this gorgeous color, which conveys a coolly modern (and yet inviting) feel. 

In that spirit, we’re showcasing our favorite purple combos, which provide everything you need to create bouquets, centerpieces, and other wedding decor.

In our Luscious Lavender Luxury Mix, you’ll find light, medium, and dark purples represented in garden roses, snapdragon, and other seasonal flowers like dahlia. Silvery greens and cream floral accents provide a lovely counterpoint. Our combos always come with a robust offering of focus, line, and filler flowers as well as greens, allowing you to customize and design to your heart’s content. For a more budget-friendly choice, we offer a Luscious Lavender Standard Mix, which includes flowers like lilies, roses, tulips, alstroemeria, and greenery. 


With our Soft Surrounding Luxury Mix, you’ll still get a standout purple tone, but with the mitigating influence of soft blues, blush pinks, and rose hues. The look of this mix is polished but casual, with an elegant spring garden feel and a range of textures. And when it comes to choosing a purple palette for your wedding flowers, range is everything!

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All About Spring’s Bulb Flowers

Some of our most beloved blooms are bulb flowers—tulip, hyacinth, daffodil, lily. Unlike other flowers, these come complete with a stem that stores everything the flower needs to get through its off season. Every flower is a worthy flower, but bulbs are something else altogether. 

A spring bulb is planted in the fall only to flourish in winter to early summer. Once they bloom, they go dormant again, rousing only in the fall to send down roots for the next bloom. One of the most popular bulbs is the tulip, a spring signature. 

Every tulip is singular because every tulip is one plant, with 2-6 leaves, 3 petals, and 3 sepals. Plant them in the fall with plenty of room to drain or enjoy them cut, beautifully arrayed in a vase, where they will lean toward the light.

Hyacinth, with its gorgeous fragrance, is made up of a cluster of flowers for a ruffled effect. They are perennials that can be planted straight into the bed, enjoyed in a container, or admired in a vase, where they bring scale and scent to an arrangement. 

With its folds and folds of petals, the ranunculus appears to be concealing something inside its perfect bulb shape at first. As it opens, the petals fold out, revealing their tissue-thin quality. They bloom in the cool spring weather and do beautifully in a container. Brides love ranunculus for their romantic nature, delicate coloring, and complexity. 

Here at Cascade Floral Wholesale, we’ve got an array of spring flowers available, but there’s nothing quite like the ones that blossom from bulbs. And if you just can’t decide which ones to pick up for your event, try a Spring Bulb Flowers Mix. Problem solved!