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May’s Flower

Lily of The Valley

Lily of The Valley

The Scents of Spring

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Associated with purity, the creamy white early spring Lily of the Valley is a favorite woodland and shady gardens.

The light sweet lovely fragrance and delicate bell shapes  of  the “May Lily” is a favorite of Bride’s and Weddings, and Lily of the Valley is May’s official birthday flower.  Monks were said to call this flower “ladder of heaven” for the delicate bell shapes flowers that climb the stem.

Native to Great Britain, Lily of the Valley is a perennial, universal  favorite.    Recorded  by Thomas Jefferson in Monticello as early as 1771,  Lily of the Valley would become an important florist flower, and was said to be a favorite of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.   Gathered from the Royal Estates, the main flower  of  the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton’s  bridal bouquet was made from Lily of the Valley.

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One comment on “May’s Flower

  1. Dorothy
    April 17, 2013

    Love the pictures!! Didn’t know all about Lily of the Valley- to think a fav or Jackie O. and a ladder of heaven! Is def one of my favs!

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This entry was posted on April 16, 2013 by in Country, Towne.