The tender, transient beauty of flowers sends bloom chasers every year into a kind of floral-driven bliss—not to mention, Instagram-fever, judging from all the #cherryblossom and #superbloom hashtags.

Flowers have inspired poets and artists throughout the ages. A passage in Shakespeare’s “King John” finds nothing to improve upon their form or fragrance:

“To guard a title that was rich before,
To gild refined gold, to paint the lily,
To throw a perfume on the violet,
To smooth the ice, or add another hue
Unto the rainbow, or with taper-light
To seek the beauteous eye of heaven to garnish,
Is wasteful and ridiculous excess.”

If the end of the all-too-short cherry blossom has you sighing, know you can look forward to other blooms. Throughout the spring and summer, many types of flowers are sought after and celebrated. Here are a few highlights within the United States where you can get your flower fill. READ MORE