Currently unavailable at Amazon, this sweet little book was a gift from a dear friend a few years ago. According to this book, Lily-of-the-Valley means~ 'Return to happiness.'
Well I wasn't aware that happiness had left- but maybe there is about to be ...more happiness. I'll keep you posted on that part.
Lily-of-the-Valley is by far my favorite flower. I have mentioned others that come close. I do love Freesia with its spicy fragrance and during the holidays we have bowls of Paperwhite bulbs all around our home.
It is the innocence of Lily-of-the-Valley that really charms me. I am fortunate to have a rather large patch of these sweet bulbs. In May I get giddy with that first glimpse of a tiny bud. When they finally open with the delicate bell-shaped flowers I pick a few and bring them inside.
Lily-of-the-Valley is also my birth month flower-which makes them even more special to me.
I'm not rushing our winter months. As a matter of fact, living in Maine and giving much more than a passing thought to spring this early ...is dangerous.
But I do like to think of the sweet fragrance of my favorite flower.
Won't you tell me about your favorite flower-and why it's your favorite.
I'll check my little book and tell you what it means~