The Colors of Spring

Flowers are a huge part of the spring season which gives color and scent to the world. During spring events take place to represent plants and flowers and how they grow each season. Flowers come in several different shapes and sizes depending on the type of flower. A number of flowers do better when in the dark while others do better in the sun. Flowers may be difficult for certain people due to allergies. When taking care of flowers the most important thing is water and to give them enough sunlight.


The following are a few types of flowers that one may see in the spring:


Virginia Bluebell

This plant’s flowers last a short time. Bluebells appear in March, bloom in April, and then disappear by early summer. Even though these flowers don’t last long they will reappear next spring. Growing to a height of 45 to 60 centimeters; these arching stems grow pink buds which mature to blue bell-shaped flowers.


This is a bulb forming plant that blooms between March and April depending on the temperature. These plants are hardy and easy to grow. Daffodil may result in a variety of different colors, such as, yellow, white, pink, and orange. 


When tulips bloom it is either during March to April or if they bloom mid- season it may extend longer. The amount of time tulips last will depend on the temperature. Tulips are bold in color and have a recognizable shape. The most common tulip color is red.


When impatiens are planted they bloom all year round until the first frost. Impatiens are usually produced from transplants; however gardeners can start these plants from seeds eight to ten weeks before the first frost starts. It takes 5-7 days for an impatient to bloom. Most impatiens come in pastel shades, but some species come in warm colors like yellow, coral, and orange. Some even look like mini roses.

Valor Dictus inquired of the Robinson student body about the types of flowers they have at their establishment. Students were polled on a number of different questions to help gather data about spring flowers. 

The results from the polls showed that the majority of the student body has flowers in their garden. Families have a number of different kinds of flowers in their gardens. As shown in the graph one can see what flowers appear the most in students gardens. There are a variety of different flowers to choose from; students were brought upon the question of what their favorite flower is. The voters seemed to like peonies and tulips the most. Mostly students prefer flowering plants over flowering trees. Dandelions seem to flourish in certain gardens; even though it’s a weed it is loved by the majority of voters. More people seem to like dandelions rather than disliking them. 

This photo is of a group of light pink impatiens. (Ashlee O’Neill)
This is a group of daffodils bunched together. (Ashlee O’Neill)

During spring the flowers bring colors to the gardens; being life to the world around us. Some trees and flowers are blooming or getting ready to bloom. There are flowers that are more common to see in gardens than others. Overall, there are a large number of different types of flowers, no matter the size they are noticed by many. It is time to enjoy the little things. 

Time to enjoy the spring flowers!