Six months of special flowers

Today, a round up of monthly special flowers.

December

Which flower do you like best for December?

holly
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January

January’s special flower

carnations
image credit: https://pixabay.com/en/red-carnations-perennial-floral-72691/

February

A Room with a View of Violets in February

violets
image credit: https://pixabay.com/en/micsunele-violet-flower-spring-2154969/

March

I wandered lonely as a cloud in March!

daffodils
image credit: https://pixabay.com/en/daffodils-flowers-bloom-yellow-2093307/

April

April’s Special Flower

daisies
image credit: https://pixabay.com/en/flowers-plants-nature-summer-3275456/

May

And for this month of May: another lovely lily of the valley image.

lily of the valley
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May’s special flowers

The Old Farmer’s Almanac identifies the Lily of the Valley and the Hawthorn as the special flowers for the month of May.

The lily of the valley signifies sweetness, humility, and a return to happiness.

lily of the valley
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The hawthorn plant represents hope and supreme happiness.

hawthorn
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I would far rather have two or three lilies of the valley gathered for me by a person I like, than the most expensive bouquet that could be bought! 

Elizabeth Gaskell, Wives and Daughters

lily of the valley
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The hawthorn whitens; and the juicy groves
Put forth their buds, unfolding by degrees,
Till the whole leafy foreſt ſtands diſplay’d,
In full luxuriance, to the ſighing gales.

James Thomson The Four Seasons 1730

hawthorn
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