Spring has officially sprung and we can welcome marvellously blooming flowers including spring favourites tulips and daffodils. With many of us feeling ‘spring fever,’ and embracing the changing seasons, Belfast florist Ferguson Flowers explains the power of the flower in making you feel good when you both give and receive flowers and how you can brightening up your home with flowers this spring.
Referred to as ‘flower power’, Lisa Ferguson explains the momentum behind giving flowers as gifts. “Research at Harvard and Rutgers Universities in America has shown that giving and receiving flowers improves the mental health of both the giver and receiver, heightening levels of happiness, calmness, well-being, and intimacy. Quite often, we have customers in our shop who have received flowers a few days before and want to pass along the good feeling to someone else. “
Spring favourites each year at Ferguson Flowers include brightly coloured tulip bouquets and the ever-popular seasonal daffodils, which symbolise friendship, growth, and renewal after a harsh winter. An arrangement of flowers with the bulbs still attached enables the gift receiver to plant them and enjoy the gift for years to come, while a simple bouquet of freshly-cut, colourful tulips always adds a cheerful pop of freshness to the home.
“In addition to the traditional flowers from bulbs, the most requested floral arrangements this spring will feature an array of fresh colours paired against vibrant green backgrounds,” says Lisa. “Pink, Purple, Yellow, and Red are always popular colours at this time of year, but this season we are also selling quite a few arrangements of more muted, pastel colours.”
Another key trend in springtime flowers is to go for blooms that give off light, refreshing scents. Flowers like lilac, freesia, and hydrangeas make a perfect gift this Spring not only because they look beautiful in a vase, but also because of the delicate fragrance they spread throughout the home.”
Spring flower arrangements can be easily ordered online for collection or delivery by Ferguson Flowers. Visit www.FergusonFlowers.co.uk and follow them on facebook at www.facebook.com/FergusonFlowers.co.uk