Thursday, 14 April 2016

Lily-of-the-Valley for May Birthday Gifts and Cards

May is generally a very 'in-between' month as far as my garden is concerned. 

The spring flowers, such as the crocuses, daffodils and tulips, are past their best and it's too early for most of the summer flowers and roses. But there's one flower in my garden that's at it's best in May, the Lily-of-the-Valley  - and that happens to be the Birth Month Flower for the month of May!

As I write this, in mid-April, the weather hardly feels like spring - snow is still being forecast on the mountains. So there's very little to suggest that  before long, my front garden, under the Magnolia tree, will be a mass of little white bells, giving off their distinctive heady fragrance that's impossible to miss as you walk up the path from my gate to the front door.

But a few days ago, I finally got around to raking up some of the leaves and twigs that the Magnolia had shed in the autumn. And today I spotted some deep red shoots pushing their way up through the exposed soil, letting me know that the Lilies-of-the-Valley are alive and well!

Until I came across this article, I had no idea that you could 'force' Lilies-of-the-Valley to provide some winter cheer. Maybe something to try for next winter?

In past years, I've written several 
blog posts about Lilies-of-the-Valley, 
which you might be interested to read -

And now, here's a Collection of 'Lilies-of-the-Valley' Cards and Gifts for a May birthday-

Click on the image to see the full collection of 60 items!

And here, below, are some more gift choices from my 'For the Love of Lilies' Bedroom and Bathroom collection; some of them could also be much appreciated as Wedding Gifts.

(Shown here with the chic black background, these products are also available with a blue or mauve background.)

 Click on the image to see the full collection -

The pretty little Lily-of-the-Valley flower makes such an adaptable motif! 

So below are some Fashion Accessories with the 'For the Love of Lilies' pattern collection! Maybe you'll find the perfect 'gift for her' amongst them?

Click on the image to see the full collection -

If you still can't find the perfect gift
for a May Birthday,
you might like to browse the full
in my
Zazzle store!