Sunday, November 16, 2008

Lily of the valley

My favorite flower is the Lily of the Valley. It's a French tradition to buy sprigs of lily of the valley ("muguet") on May 1st, which is also Labor Day, as it brings good luck for the whole year and marks the arrival of spring.

I love the smell of this flower and am always looking forward to the few weeks when it blooms. We bought a house last year and I was happy to see that there are lots of them on our tiny garden patch!

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