I hope that the start of May brings the end of snow to all of you who are still seeing it. Ugh.
When I lived in Virginia, this never came up, but apparently it is all the rage in Annapolis: May Day!
This is a historic festival and Maryland's beautiful capital goes all out each year when individuals and businesses join the local garden club in making their own one-of-a-kind flower baskets to celebrate spring and adorn the city.
It is a bit over the top for me as it even has official rules (very HOA-ish):
The rules are:
1. Baskets must be hung in place by 10 a.m. on May 1 for judging
2. Businesses may use containers related to their business or a traditional basket
3. Only fresh cut flowers and live materials may be used…no artificial elements.
4. Ribbons are a traditional part of a May Day Basket
None the less, it is a pretty spring sight!
As mentioned many times, I have quite the black thumb. I would love to learn to flower arrange and may have to take a class because it seems so fun. In the meantime, in honor of May Day, enjoy a taste of some May Day baskets from years past:
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