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Spring Equinox A Ritual in Anticipation of Spring in Calgary: Acacia Mimosa

Featuring the Acacia Mimosa for the Arrival of Spring Equinox



March in Calgary always seems to be when winter is lingering just a little too long. We are itching to experience the life and renewal that happens with spring. Whether it feels like spring or not in the Northern Hemisphere, March 19 marks the Vernal Equinox, also known as the Spring Equinox. On that day, the sun will pass straight above the equator, and day and night will be of equal duration all over the planet, each 12 hours long.

This also marks the official beginning of spring, and what better way to celebrate the season of rebirth than with bright and cheery spring flowers bursting into bloom!

In many ways, it seems so unfair that in Calgary, we still have to wait until after the May long weekend for the promise of frost-free nights. With so many of our neighbours enjoying a natural spring, it is no wonder we go a wee bit squirrely.

The Acacia Mimosa, a humble yet breathtakingly beautiful flower, is a beacon of hope, longing, and renewal. Recognizing the longing for spring, it is more than an unsung hero - it is a silent yet powerful gesture of the changing seasons.

For those in Calgary, the arrival of the acacia mimosa feels almost as highly anticipated as the first rays of warm sunshine. Small Flower, a bastion of all things floral, is especially eager to witness this season's heralds and share them with you. We are flower nerds, and we believe in the power of a tiny blossom to turn our longings into an almost tangible sense of hope.

The feature of the Acacia Mimosa in March at Small Flower is not merely a business decision; it is a mark of acknowledgment of a city's collective wait coming to an end. The Acacia blossom heralds the arrival of warmer days, unfurling in hues as vibrant as the sun and emitting a distinctive sweet fragrance, signalling an end to winter's cold embrace.


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Spring Into Action with the Acacia Mimosa, a True Symbol of Springs Renewal for a new Spring Equinox Tradition


Home Decor and Events

The arrival of this sunny bloom is not just an outdoor affair. Incorporate Acacia Mimosa and other spring flowers into your indoor spaces to infuse every room with the season's spirit. Whether it's your home or a special event, the presence of these flowers is known to elevate the mood and inject a sense of celebration.


Gifting Acacia Mimosa

As International Women's Day dawns each year, Italy comes alive with a heartwarming tradition. Men and children meander through the streets, their hands adorned with delicate Acacia Mimosa branches. This gesture transcends mere aesthetic appeal—it's a deep-seated homage to women everywhere, symbolizing honour and respect. Originating in the early 20th century, this practice has become a powerful symbol of women's accomplishments, strength, and indispensable societal contributions.


In a sea of Acacia branches, swayed by both the young and the aged, Italy sketches a touching tableau of tradition, esteem, and the rejuvenation spring brings. This ritual illuminates the day for women graced by these flowers and amplifies the global narrative of women's perpetual grace and resilience.


While we're not proposing Calgary's men to mirror this Italian tradition by waving Acacia branches, the mere thought stirs the imagination. Envisioning such a spectacle in our city sparks curiosity and excitement. Perhaps it's time to weave this ritual into Calgary's cultural tapestry. Why resist the allure of starting such a meaningful tradition? Let's champion this cause – "Hear it for the Girls!" This idea isn't just charming; it's a testament to the shared human experience of greeting spring with open arms and hearts brimming with joy. It's about infusing lives with the spirit of spring through the symbolic Acacia.


The Acacia stands as a timeless emblem of renewal, purity, and strength, aligning perfectly with the spirit of March. Gifting Acacia Mimosa does more than express affection—it signals the onset of warmth and happiness. Extend this emblem of renewal to your friends and family this spring, particularly those yearning for winter's end. Its vibrant colour and fragrance are bound to uplift spirits, representing your thoughtful acknowledgment of their anticipation for spring.


Embrace Spring's Awakening with Acacia Mimosa: A Resplendent Symbol of Renewal



The Psychology of Spring Flowers


Nature's Impact on Well-Being

Psychologically, spring brings hope and a positive shift in our outlook, and the Spring Equinox serves as a fantastic reminder for us all to shift our actions to a growth mindset. The sight and scents of spring flowers activate our senses and connect us to the external world, reminding us of nature's cycles and our place in them.


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The Art of Sensory Connection

Plants and flowers in our living spaces invite touch, sight, and smell, creating a sensorial experience that grounds us. They are as much about the physical space as the atmosphere. We are reminded of the outdoors, even within our walls.

Calgary, our longing for spring is as profound as anywhere on this planet. And while our wait might be longer, our anticipation is richer. The Acacia Mimosa is a small but potent reminder that the season of rebirth is well on its way. May your gardens bloom joyously and your homes resonate with the spirit of a new beginning.

In closing, as we wait for our proper spring, we can take solace in the presence of these unsung floral heroes. They are our constant companions as we transition from winter's hush to the buzz of spring. Here's to the Acacia Mimosa, and you for recognizing the power in each Small Flower.  In paying attention to these moments, we truly feel the change of the seasons.

Longing for spring will always be a part of us, but we know it, deep down, it always does arrive. Thank you for joining us in this celebration of renewal. Happy spring, Calgary. Are you looking to add a spring to your step? Head to our online Catalog to get your Calgary flower delivery today!

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