There is so much happening in the spring! Snow melts, rains turn into flooding and hot air causes hurricane season. During spring, the Earth's axis, or the line on which the planet tilts, is pointed towards the sun. Warm temperatures spread out from the equator. Most flowers bloom in the months of February to June.
The daisy gets its name from the fact that it opens during the day. Originally it was called a "day's eye." These pretty flowers are actually considered a weed by most farmers because they are so common. The popular name Daisy is actually a nickname for the proper name Margaret.
The first spring sigh of a delicious harvest is the white flower of the dewberry bush. After the flower fades, this brambly shrub grows blue and red berries that are relatives of the blackberry. As the berries ripen into the summer, they are fun and messy to pick.
The ghostflower is a delicate white flower with a splash of brown dots on the inside. It flowers from March to April and likes the arid environment of the desert. The hot temperatures and low altitudes in the Southwest are just right for groves of ghostflowers, which are native to North America.
In Greek, the word 'Iris' means rainbow. With endless varieties of purples, whites, blues and yellows, these flowers fit the bill. A fleur-de-lys symbol popular with Renaissance Italian and French royalty is the Iris, which is also the state flower of Tennessee.
These beautiful flowers are the first sign of spring for many flower enthusiasts. The snowdrop is a close relative of the daffodil and has a delicate white flower. A field of snowdrops is so spectacular in February and March that gardens have special events to show them off, like Scotland's Snowdrop Festival.
This bright yellow flower, sometimes called the Gagea, blooms in the spring. It is found in Europe and Asia and has small, star-shaped flowers that grow on smooth green stalks. The shape of the flowers gives the flower its name, after the Biblical star in the sky on the night of Jesus' birth.