I wish you a Happy May 1 and lots of lilies of the valley

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A little frog brought me lily of the valley on the terrace in Paris

As we do every year, Saturday May 1 will be devoted to picking lily of the valley… In France it is a holiday, Labor Day for all and  shops are closed so make sure to stock everything you need for the week end… I will be celebrating three birthdays of my dear aunt Aliette,  of my niece Marguerite and of cousin Thibaud. 

Last year, lily of the valley was the great luxury of lockdown because it was so hard to find and a generous friend gave me a pot with four bunches. I planted them on my terrace and there they are blooming again and developing as fast as weeds.  A true miracle.

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9 Comments on “I wish you a Happy May 1 and lots of lilies of the valley”

  1. Plein de bonnes pensées pour le 1er Mai !
    Et merci pour votre blog si amusant, intéressant, toujours avec des idées inattendues. Un plaisir !

  2. Your pot looks beautiful and I love Lily of the Valley too. Mine are not quite out yet in Sag Harbor–usually closer to the end of May.


  3. Every year we go to Paris just for the lily of the valley and I return with armfuls all carefully wrapped with the stems in water soaked cotton wool and they always survive the journey and give us so much pleasure. Alas this year and last year it hasn’t been possible and your beautiful pictures are (almost) as good. Happy May Day.
    Jan Blackburn (friend of Ruth).

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