The advent of spring brings buds on the trees, plant stems peeking out from a muddy ground, a warm sun, and the resurrection of the farmer’s market. Depending on the climate you live in, you might have a bountiful farmer’s market year-round. In cold climes, there are often special winter hours, held indoors.
Wherever you live, the colorful spring flowers that are suddenly abundant in early spring at Farmer’s Markets are a vision to behold. Tulips are the ultimate springtime symbol, and are easy to work with to create unique displays, like this one.
Think beyond the tulips and daffodils and pick up something unique to celebrate the season. The delicate, dainty silhouette of many spring flowers is so wondrous. The season of flowers like hyacinth, hellebore and snowdrops are so fleeting.
Beyond flowers, blossoming branches can give you a great bang for your buck. Bunched together in a large vase, the stems will look beautiful during all stages of bloom. Look for the bright yellow forsythia, or the various hues of pink cherry or peach blossom stems.
A delicate arrangement makes a great hostess gift, always.
Next time you are in the market for flowers, avoid the supermarket and support your local farmers.
images via marthastewart, mixedgreensblog, pinterest