Spring Flowers by David Kesler, Floral Design Institute, Inc.Easter is coming early this year on March 27, and it makes me break into song:

“Here comes Peter Cottontail
Hoppin’ down the bunny trail
Hippity hoppin’, Easter’s on its way”

Tulips, iris, daffodils, euphorbia and more — flowers are blooming. Spring is an exciting time of the year. Nothing makes me happier than the blooming cherries, plums and magnolias. I’m smiling even as I type!

Are you ready for Easter fun and festivities? Peter Cottontail knows what’s needed. Come along and sing with me…

“Bringin’ every girl and boy
Baskets full of Easter joy
Things to make your Easter bright and gay

He’s got jelly beans for Tommy
Colored eggs for sister Sue
There’s an orchid for your mommy
And an Easter bonnet too”

You can help Peter with a visit to your favorite florist. Stop by today and gather floral gifts for everyone — your mom, sister and all your friends. A basket of flowers gets a contemporary update with luxurious garden roses and textural accents. Best of all, this is a fragrant gift – swoon.

Easter Basket by David Kesler, Floral Design Institute, Inc.

The calendar may say spring but Mother Nature has the last word. Often, the days are still a little cool and filled with rain. Don’t let that stop you from celebrating. Your florist can add a touch of whimsy guaranteed to bring a smile to the face. Puddle-jumping rain boots filled with bright ranunculas will brighten even the grayest day.Spring Flowers & Rain Boots by David Kesler, Floral Design Institute, Inc.

Long-lasting orchids add a sophisticated touch to Peter Cottontail’s gift selection. A single cymbidium orchid nested with a single quail egg shows mom (and everyone else!) how much they are loved.

Orchid Nest by David Kesler, Floral Design Institute, Inc.

You may not have a bonnet, but you can certainly wear flowers in your hair and be on-trend this spring. Talk to your florist – they can create a crown, a wreath or a hairpiece that works with any hair style.

Flower Girls - Photo Courtesy Lora Losinger, Sophisticated Floral Designs

Look out! Ready or not…

“Here comes Peter Cottontail
Hoppin’ down the bunny trail
Hippity hoppin’, Easter’s on its way”

Sing it loud, and celebrate the end of winter.

Of course, Peter Cottontail is not the only one ready for Easter fun!

“Rubber Duckie, you’re the one,
You make bath time lots of fun,
Rubber Duckie, I’m awfully fond of you”

Daffodils & Rubber Duckie by Leanne Kesler, Floral Design Institute, Inc.

Yes, I love fun and whimsical songs. Happy Easter!