What's flowering in the garden | May 2016

May flowers are in abundance in the youth garden this spring. The past few weeks of cool weather means flower blossoms have lasted an extra long time. Above - a peach flower, the emblem of springtime,  promises fruit later in the summer. 

Light blue grape hyacinths, or muscari have been in cultivation since the 14th century.

Daffodil flowers mean conceit and egotism, after the Greek semi-deity Narcissus.

Lilacs, about to open! Named Syringa after the beautiful nymph who changed herself into a flowering bush to avoid Pan, the god of the forests and fields, advances.

Dandelions are lovely flowers too! Named for the sharp toothed leaves which resemble the dent de lion, or lion's teeth.

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