Spring plant preferences are changing

WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – For many of us here in western Massachusetts, spring flowers are the answer to the cold winter.

But not everyone favors the same spring flowers. There has been a shift away from traditional Easter lilies to other favorites such as tulips and hydrangeas. Westfield Home and Garden Center’s general manager Brian Kelly told 22News that it’s a generational thing.

“The older generation still is buying lots of Easter lilies, the younger generation is trending to switch over to things like tulips, hyacinth bulbs, that still represent spring, but not traditionally Easter plants like the Easter lily,” Kelly said.

Apparently, the brutal winter had little or no effect on the cost of growing these spring flowers. The slight cost increase is not being passed on to the consumer.

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