Five top Easter blossoms to take Home for the Holidays
Easter is the season of re-awakening. Shoots of green and pastel blossoms are slowly appearing where the snow has melted. Stop by Seaway Farms to find Spring flowers for your home; a great hostess gift, a gift for a loved one, or a gift to yourself to brighten your own home with the promise of spring as winter abates.
Also known as Bermuda lilies, the bulb-grown Easter lily with its pure white trumpets has been traded in North America since the early 1800s. Mentioned in the Bible, the flowers are said to have sprung up where Christ’s sweat fell to the ground at the site of the crucifixion. Early icons show Mary being presented with them during the annunciation and during the nativity. The plants can range from 50 cm (20 inches) to a full meter (3 feet, 3 inches) in height.
Mums, or more formally chrysanthemums, come in countless colours and varieties. The Victorians associated white blossoms with beauty, yellow for warm and pink for good health. These blessings are easily conveyed when mums are given at Easter.
The gardeners who receive an Easter basket full of pansies will appreciate your gesture most. Pansies can be kept indoors while the weather becomes milder and transplanted outdoors once spring has established itself and the danger of a hard frost has passed.
Bursting with the promise of blue skies and deep earth, hydrangeas bring their own bright delights to Easter décor. Later in the season, these too can be moved out of doors.
Rosemary may not be a traditional Easter gift, but if you’re a dinner guest, there are few more useful gifts for your chef. Our collection of recipes that use rosemary shows just how the herb is used at Easter. This perennial herb has fragrant evergreen needles and white, pink, purple, or blue flowers in springtime pastels.