May Flowers

By Sheila Robison, Economic Security Team Member

Do you know what the flower for the month of May is?

According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, May’s flower is the hawthorn plant or better known as the lily of the valley, which symbolizes the return of happiness. It can also represent sweetness, good luck, and humility. When the lily of the valley blooms, happiness is said to return as well as majesty and purity. It’s a very ‘old fashioned’ flower but no less beautiful, it’s a favorite among our older generation.

Out of all the months of the year, senior citizens will talk the most about the beauty that May brings. This amazing month is a favorite!

The season of spring is really upon us in May and the blossoms are rich on trees and flowers. Everyone enjoys the warmth of the sunshine and the fresh green grass and trees. May is a month of spring in the Northern Hemisphere and autumn in the Southern Hemisphere.

Peonies are in bloom throughout the month of May and June. There are many more such as pink rose, sweet pea, cymbidium orchid, hyacinth, gerbera daisies, anthodium and the ever famous tulips.

Please take some time this spring, and notice the gorgeous flowers blooming. See how many you can name. Take an evening stroll just to look for as many new blooms as you can. Enjoy the season!