After a long winter, spring is here, marking the start of a new growing season.

While some areas still wait to see pale green shoots emerge from the ground, or buds begin to open, other parts of the U.S. already are celebrating the rebirth of new life. 

Different parts of the country celebrate their famous local blooms each spring. It's time to see what's blooming big near you this spring.

What You Need To Know

Thanks to the U.S.'s large range of climate zones, many different plants can grow. Regional differences in climate allow for a wide variety of annuals and perennials to flourish better in some parts of the country than others.

In Southern California, the Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch remain a springtime favorite.

Southern California's flower fields

One of the most Instagrammable spots in Southern California is back open. The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch is back in bloom for the season. Each year, tens of thousands of people drive down the coast of California to see the colorful flowers.

Carlsbad Flower Fields by Keith Bryant

The field is exploding with 700 million Giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers. Plus, it’s 55 acres wide. Carlsbad Ranch plants rows and rows of flowers three weeks apart from north to south to show the stages of bloom.

Tickets to visit the flower fields are between $10 and $22. The season is open until May 8. You can buy tickets here.


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