Adam’s Spring Flower Challenge: Budding, Blossoming, or Blooming?

Spring is coming! Do you know the difference between “budding”, “‘blossoming”, and “blooming”? Check out this video, learn some new words, and enjoy some beautiful flowers with Adam!


When you are talking about flowers it is always good to be able to tell what stage the flower is in. In fact, a lot of my students often ask me about the words blossom and bloom and how they are different, so let’s talk about that a bit.

As you can see in the picture above, flowers typically have three stages.

  1. When they are still closed up we say “the flower is budding.”
  2. When the flower just starts to open up we say “the flower is blossoming.”
  3. When the flower has finally opened we say that “the flower has bloomed” or “the flower is blooming.”

When I took this video a bunch of flowers were in all three stages, and there is a special quiz to see if you understand the vocabulary!

Hopefully this helps you understand the different stages of a flowers growing! If you have any questions please let me know.

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