In this area, it seems the vernal equinox signals the end of the freesia blooms, unfortunate because freesias are one of my favorite early spring flowers. Since I'm short on space, I chose freesias because they bring two things, their heavenly scent as well as their ethereal blooms. When I first got my community garden plot, freesias were the first bulbs I happily planted. I'm thrilled they have faithfully bloomed each year. Family Iridacea, Freesia sp.