Welcome to the latest post in this series, looking at the flowers assigned to each month of the year. This time we’re looking at the birth flowers for May and their meanings.
For a bit of history on the origins of birth month flowers, take a look at my first post in the series.
Usually a major feature in English hedgerows at this time of year, hawthorn isn’t a flower you would traditionally associate with gifting. However a few small sprigs make a lovely addition to an informal bouquet or a table centrepiece.
Hawthorn symbolises hope and great happiness, and signifies that you want the very best for the recipient. I bet it pops up in wedding flowers quite a lot!
Lily of the Valley
A very ‘old-fashioned’ flower but no less beautiful for it. Lily of the valley looks wonderful as part of a mixed bouquet, but I think it’s at it’s best in a little posy on it’s own. It symbolises sweetness, humility and purity of heart; I’m starting to spot a pattern here, with white flowers being all about purity.
Lily of the valley is also a great choice for a loved one, as it conveys the message ‘you’ve made my life complete’.
What do you think about this month’s flower meanings – do you agree? I’d love to hear your thoughts.