You remember I took down this shelf (here) upon which were 3 vintage ceramic planters.
I got the idea from Rosekraft‘s blog to try to force some lily of the valley (convallaria) into bloom in the house.
Our lily of the valley grows mostly on the west side of the house and is plentiful enough to harvest a few pips before they sprout.
Lily of the valley is the birth flower for the month of May. The second part of its scientific name, Convallaria magalis, means “that which belongs to May.” By tradition, the French celebrate the first day of May by buying a bouquet or pot of the flowers from florists and street corner vendors.
After looking all over the yard we finally found some shoots of lily of the valley.
I cut down some old plastic pots to fit inside the planters, added some sprouting roots of lily of the valley then filled them with potting soil. I’ll top the planters with moss which is also abundant at The Glade.
It would be lovely if these would bloom in the house before May.
Have you tried any daring feats lately?