Monday, May 11, 2009

BIRTH FLOWER OF THE MONTH: May..."The Lily"


We have had so many great things to blog about lately, the "Birth Flower of the Month" post had to be delayed for a week! We had wonderful event details to share, plus an exciting giveaway to announce! So, without further ado, here is the May birth flower...



The Lily...

Stargazer Lily
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{Photo: Courtesy of Home and Garden}

Casablanca Lily
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{Photo: Courtesy of Lefiores}

Tiger Lily
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{Photo: Courtesy of Pbase}



Symbolism of the Lily...
The lily represents PURITY, MAJESTY, SWEETNESS, and HUMILITY. They generally have a strong, sweet fragrance. I love them, just beware of putting too many high-fragrance florals like these in your table centerpieces... you don't want to spoil your dinner!



Color Variety...
What I love about lily's is not only the color combination, but the pattern variations as well! From solid colors to speckles, they are fabulous. You can find them in white, purple, pink, magenta, red, burgundy, peach, orange, and yellow. You'll also see bi-colored lilies!!!
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{Photo: Courtesy of Farm4Static}


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{Photo: Courtesy of Clare Florist}



Fun Fact...
Lilies are one of the most popular wedding flowers! This includes the oh-so popular Lily of the Valley and Calla Lily. They are elegant, clean and pretty. Perfect wedding flowers, indeed!


Lily of the Valley
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{Photo: Courtesy of Lefiores}
{Photo: Courtesy of The Brides Cafe} {Photo: Courtesy of Fabs and Beyond}




Your alternate birth flower is the HAWTHORN...
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{Photo: Courtesy of 3bpBlogspot}


Happy Birthday May babies!

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