Is there anything more delightful than cherry blossoms to celebrate the arrival of spring? At Starbright, we cherish this time of year when those beautiful blooms open up to announce that finally, finally…we are witnessing the glorious rebirth of spring!
About 1,300 years ago, people started picnicking under cherry blossoms, and we couldn’t image a more splendid way to spend an afternoon in NYC. Beginning in the Nara Period in Japanese history (710-794) and continuing through today, enjoying the magnificence of these flowers in their peak season is a treasured pastime by anyone who has enjoyed their loveliness.
Today, the Japanese gather to have flower-viewing parties to relish in the cherry blossoms as they arrive each spring and at Starbright, we do too! Our party takes place in our Manhattan flower and plant emporium and it is a celebration of the striking display of blooms that visit us on their way to a new home.
Cherry blossoms in Japan are deeply symbolic and in New York City they are admired as a harbinger of spring, along with endless elegance. In Japan, the beauty and fragility of the cherry blossoms are seen as metaphors for mortality, as well as for the graceful acceptance of what life hands you, whether that’s an unexpected frost or some cheerful sunshine.
The Brooklyn Botanical Garden in New York City will be celebrating the arrival of cherry blossoms at the end of the month, with their annual Sakura Matsuri festival, where they have over 60 events and performances taking place around cherry blossoms. There are many other celebrations throughout the country to mark the arrival of cherry blossoms, but of course, everyone at Starbright loves to stay close to NYC this time of year. The reason we adore New York City’s cherry blossom festivals, in particular, is that we can’t wait to create a stunning masterpiece out of cherry blossoms once we’ve had the chance to visit a festival and are inspired by the brilliance of nature.
While cherry blossoms can be eaten in moderation, our favorite way to enjoy them is while they are on fresh branches that can stand tall in elegant vases. Their waving blooms are a source of incredible enjoyment and fascination for us at Starbright, where we relish in the natural beauty of one of nature’s most opulent creations.
Of course, to celebrate the cherry blossom season, the brilliant designers at Starbright have been busy creating masterpieces that highlight the soft pinks and gentle whites of the flowers. We adore showcasing them by themselves in Manhattan, as cherry blossoms look incredible on their own. The denseness of each bloom delightfully weighs down the tree bough they are on, giving the entire composition of cherry blossoms a look of rich lushness that’s impossible to resist.
We hope as always, that you have the opportunity to enjoy the cherry blossoms in full bloom in a park or festival near you. The renewal of spring is a time of year that everyone at Starbright cherishes — and hope you do, too!
If you’re finding yourself in need of cherry blossoms to lighten up your life, everyone at Starbright is ready to bring this luscious flower into your life! We would love to beflower your home and office with these dazzling seasonal flowers and are just waiting for your call!
Starbright Floral Design is a full-service florist located in Midtown NYC that has been brightening New York City for over two decades with flowers, plants and more.
It is our distinct pleasure to be of service to you in creating stunning floral compositions that will make you smile.
We are delighted to be able to carefully deliver each creation through our fleet of dedicated floral concierges in Manhattan, all of New York City and beyond.
In NYC, where anything is possible, we offer same-day delivery for our friends and clients to ensure that when want to send your wishes with flowers, orchids, plants and so much more, we are there to answer the call.
We invite you to visit us online or in our store, which you will find is bursting with flowers and delight in being of service to you. We would be thrilled to make your floral dreams come true!
Warm regards from all of us at Starbright, “The Official Florist of the City That Never Sleeps”.
Flowers, Festivals and Celebrations – It is what we do!
Starbright Floral Design
140 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10001