According to the calendar, spring has supposedly sprung. Personally, I think that someone needs to have a conversation with Mother Nature because the temperature display on my car’s dash is making me sad. But that is a rant for another day.

Today, we appeal to Mother Nature’s literary aesthetic. We called upon some of our favorite authors to share their best blooms in hopes that Mother Nature will hear our call and finally remove the veil of winter.

Steve Berry, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Patriot Threat

BT Blooms Plumes Steve Berry“The Morning Glory. It blooms every day, in the morning, with the fresh sun.  Then, by mid to late-afternoon, it tires, withdraws within itself, and waits for the dawn of another day.  That’s the way I’ve worked all my life.  I’m a morning person.”

Ellen Roth, debut author of Ten Fingers Touching

BT Blooms Plumes Ellen Roth

“A red rose!  A single red rose means “I love you”―simple, pure and elegant! On my 35th birthday, my husband gave me a red rose wrapped in a Mercedes Benz!”

Sarah Morgan, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of First Time in Forever

BT Blooms Plumes Sarah Morgan

“I love flowers and plants of all variety, but my heart belongs to the gerbera daisy. There is something happy and uplifting about this simple flower and I often have a bunch on my desk. This year I’ve planted them in pots so I’ll be able to see them from my garden office when I’m writing.”

Joe Wenke, LBGTQI activist and author of The Human Agenda: Conversations about Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

BT Blooms Plumes Joe Wenke

“Tulips. They tell me spring is actually here. Also, they are so beautiful.”

Susannah Marren, debut author of Between the Tides


“Anemone flowers are my favorites, particularly the blue, fuchsia and white anemones. Anemone means ‘daughter of the wind’ in Greek. They are both delicate and bright — quite powerful in their beauty.”

What are your favorite flowers? Share in the comments.