Monday, May 27, 2013

Dainty White Bells

The best way to enjoy Lily of the Valley is to share it with others. So while I can't give you some in person, I hope you will enjoy these photos.


Lily of the Valley, native to Europe, was first recorded by Jefferson in 1771. These sweet, tiny, white bells make it to the top of my favorite flower list.


This old fashioned perennial signifies the return of happiness.


I've filled a Fenton basket with these nodding white flowers.
Perfume just fills the air!

I have a rather large patch on the northeast side of the house.


It has been raining for days and it is so dreary.  I'm in need of some sunshine and can't wait to get outside to see what is blooming in the garden.

21 comments:

Chris said...

We are getting some sunshine today! I have really missed it! I love your flowers and the beautiful glaa basket!

Daphne Bryson said...

Good Afternoon Donna, Lily of the Valley are such a beautiful little flower and they give off the most wonderful perfume. Your room must smell delightful. The bunch of Lily of the Valley you have placed in your vase are so very pretty.
Best Wishes to you,
Daphne

Tanya Rachelle said...

So delicate! Lovely!
~Tanya

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Hi Donna,
Lovely pics of that lily of the valley, such a pretty and unique flowers and looks awesome in that
blue container, my fav shade of blue too.
Very enjoyable.
blessings, Nellie

Terry said...

Beautiful photos, Donna. I love that dish! Wow! It's fabulous looking. Hope the rain clears up and gives you some rainbows and sunshine!

Ruth said...

Beautiful images of such an unusual flower Donna :)

Becky said...

They look beautiful.

Karen Frost said...

Such a lovely bouquet of this sweet, sweet flower. Your Fenton vase is just darling. xx

Beverly Shook said...

Beautiful pictures. I am going to look for these here in Idaho. Thanks for your creativity and the peaceful visit I had.

Arty-Kat said...

I love these photos! My best friend in high school wore a perfume called Muguet. And I'm sure I misspelled the French word for lily of the valley! I could smell it (a sensory memory!) when I saw your lovely photos!

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Beautiful presentation! They are such a cute little flower and I love how you presented them in the Fenton piece.

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

I love how pretty Lily of the Valley smells. I adore the way you displayed them.

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Cheryl said...

Gorgeous pictures Donna. After reading in your post that Lily of the Valley “signifies the return of happiness”, I view this sweet little flower in a whole new light. Thank you!

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

Gorgeous photos of your lovely flower arrangement, Donna! I do not grow Lily of the Valley, and I have no idea why because they are so pretty. Your post inspires me to give them a try! I'll have to look for some bulbs this fall and get them in the ground. It's been hugely rainy here, too, which the lettuce is loving but not so much some of my other plants.

Cynthia said...

Donna,

One of my favorites love the dish they are displayed in beautiful color.

Cynthia

Shirley said...

Beautiful Donna, I love the Fenton basket. How wonderful to own that. Our weather has been so crazy ..last week we had the heat on with threats of snow flurries and tomorrow in the ninties...one can not win with Mother Nature..

MiamiKel said...

OH my stars, this just gave me warm fuzzies :) Stunning little bells and beautifully photographed!

must love junk said...

What pretty flowers and such a beautiful 'vase'!
Susan

Rosemary said...

Pretty

Hannapat said...

A beautiful way to display it. Xo

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