"Happy 1rst of May!
in Dutch: lelietje der Dalen
in French: Muguet"
I remember when I was little I would go for walks in the woods with my family this time of year. We'd visit the forest on weekends in search for the pretty little white flowers that smelled so good. We were not allowed to pick them, just smell, because they were protected by law.
I just spent this weekend working in the garden with the family. A neighbor gave us a batch of Maigloeckchen last year. They have grown in nicely in the shaded area right next to the house. I can look at them from my window.
Lilies of the valley like moisture and shade. There is not much of that to go around in Colorado. We carefully pulled out all the weeds around them to give them more space to grow. Then we mulched the bed with woodchips that we had received from the Greeley Cleanup program this weekend. This will help preserve the much needed moisture.
I think my little flower friends are very happy now. So am I - looking at them - remembering my childhood in Germany.
Thank you for Maigloeckchen! They make me smile.