One of our favorite parts of the spring season is the bounty of flowers in bloom. The white winter landscape gives way to bright, cheerful colors dotting the scenery. Shades of pink, yellow, orange and red suddenly appear everywhere, and we can’t help but feel energized. We all have a favorite spring flower, but we might not actually know the symbolism behind it.

Here are five favorite spring flowers and their meanings:

  • Anemones: Anemones come in many different shapes and colors and their meanings are as varied. In Western culture, the anemone has come to symbolize both the rebirth of spring and mourning. In Eastern culture, though, the flower can mean bad luck, ill tidings and illness.
  • Dahlias: Dahlias are gorgeous pom-pom shaped flowers that come in numerous shades and range in intensity from peachy whites to deeply purple. Some have more rounded petals while other varieties have pointed ones. Classically, the dahlia symbolizes gratitude and dignity.
  • Gerber Daisies: As colorful as spring itself, the friendly-faced Gerber daisy mean purity, beauty and innocence. When you make them a part of your living space, they bring a cheerful, energizing feel to the room that everyone will enjoy.
  • Peonies: Ah, romance… that’s what the grandly beautiful peony symbolizes. They also can mean wealth, good fortune and royalty. Regardless of meaning, the pink and white flower’s large blooms make a bold statement when you add them to your bouquet.
  • Tulips: Tulips are a favorite spring flower of many, and symbolize love’s perfection. Depending on their color, they express love in different ways: yellow, the color of friendship; red, romance and white, pure love.

Of course, as beautiful as they may be, spring blooms may also bring along with them spring allergies! If you’re sneezing, have itchy, watery eyes or are simply concerned about the health of the indoor air you and your family are breathing, you should know you can rely on us to help. We can install a number of indoor air quality products in your home that will help keep allergens at bay not just in the springtime, but all year through.