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Learn to love the flowers of Easter

by webdev

March 26, 2013

Easter Weekend is less than a week away, meaning it's officially time to start decorating the home in honor of this all-important holiday. A great way to infuse the Easter spirit in a flash is to incorporate the colors and flowers that go along with this monumental occasion. Garden Action recently discussed the different blooms that represent Easter, so your decor can match the style of the holiday perfectly. Here are a few of the most popular Easter blossoms:

Pussy willows
These furry branches are popular in Easter celebrations in many countries around the world, including the U.K. and Russia. The pussy willow is the ultimate Easter flower in both of these nations, and even though the same is not true for the U.S., these spring blooms might add a touch of flair to your holiday table. 

White lilies are the most popular Easter flower in America because they symbolize purity. According to the news outlet, the lily also represents Christ rising from the dead after three days because just one flower comes from each bulb planted.

If you're interested in purchasing white Easter lily plants, you'll need to remember to keep the soil moist but not saturated - following this step correctly is vital in keeping the plant strong. Secondly, it needs to be kept in a sunny yet cool setting. Removing the yellow centers of each flower can help them bloom for longer.

Daffodils and tulips
Despite the lily's obvious popularity for Easter, there are many other spring flowers that can also fit the bill. The Holiday Spot reports daffodils and tulips are among the other popular blooms that traditionally adorn the tables at Easter gatherings. 

Both of these blossoms represent spring and the new life it brings. It doesn't hurt that the colors they come in - yellows, whites and more - tend to go well with the soft pastels that surround this holiday. You can enhance your holiday bouquet by adding in a few plastic or cloth butterflies into the mix.

According to the website, the butterfly is one of the most significant symbols of the Easter holiday. The life cycle of these insects represents the life cycle of Jesus Christ. The cycle beings with his time on earth (the caterpillar stage) then to his crucifixion and burial (the cocoon stage) and him being raised from the dead (the butterfly phase). 

Easter Lily Plant

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