• May 28, 2016
  • by Robert Galeski

Now that the rain is finally hitting us at the beginning of May, our Spring flowers are in full bloom. Here in the Northeast, you can get locally grown flowers at your nearby markets and farms.

Many of us have planted tulip and bulb-plants in the fall to see them sprout in the Spring. The most common spring flowers we have access to are tulips, hyacinth, lilac, iris, roses and violets. Blooming branches available during the early Spring are dogwood, Magnolia, quince, cherry blossoms, plum blossoms and apple blossoms. In regions where these trees are grown, you will find festivals to celebrate these beautiful trees.

Below is a list of State flowers here in the Northeast that you can use to impress friends at your next gathering;

  • Maine – White Pine Cone and Tassel
  • Vermont – Red Clover New
  • Hampshire – Purple Lilac
  • Massachusetts – Trailing Arbutus
  • Rhode Island & New Jersey – Blue Violet
  • Connecticut and Pennsylvania – Mountain Laurel
Although common sense may tell you that these plantings are protected by law, please know in most cases, you can neither pick the flowers from these plants, nor can you remove any of these plants without written consent from the government office overseeing this process.