Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Lily Of The Valley

White coral bells
upon a slender stalk.

Lillies Of The Valley deck my garden walk.

Oh don't you wish you could hear them ring?
That will only happen when the fairies sing.

6 comments:

Mary said...

I've always loved them. So organized and lined up in a row. The bees can take a rest inside them.

Q said...

Hi Mary,
I was concerned for the Lilly Of The Valley. It had jsut begun to set buds when our bitter cold came the first week of April. seeing it in bloom withthe little bees was a joy for me!
Sherry

Sheila said...

I love their fragrance, so heady.
I have one small plant that comes back each year, but never spreads or thickens.

Chris said...

Oh I had forgotten all about Lily of the Valley! How beautiful the little bells are :-) I must watch out for some!

Q said...

Hi Sheila,
I too love the fragrance! A small vase of the stalks on my desk is all the room needs to smell refreshing.
My clump came from a fellow gardener in the 1980's and has spread out to fill a couple of shady locations. I have shared many times as I thin them in May.
Sherry

Q said...

Hi Chris,
In the spring I look forward to the Lily of the Valley. A sweet little flower and a cute song!
Sherry