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May 1st Flower wreath


May 1st Flower wreath

This is one of the customs here that I love....every May the 1st you collect flowers and make a wreath to hang outside of your house.



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thats lovely, what a nice thing to do

1 May, 2011

 

The first time I make a wreath all of my flowers were just falling to the ground and I kept putting them back on....it took me a few year but I finally got the hang of it.

1 May, 2011

 

lovely wreath, lovely custom ~ can you do a blog to show us how you made it ~ please?

1 May, 2011

 

And you have all that blooming at the moment!!

1 May, 2011

 

are they from your garden?

1 May, 2011

 

Oh boy Stickitoffee....a blog!!! Impossible this week, but I will try soon. (I hope).
Most of the flowers are from my garden except for the snowballs, they are from my mom's tree mine is still too small.

1 May, 2011

 

Meanie, this is not a good year...usually there are a lot more flowers to choose from.

1 May, 2011

 

dont worry! they are beautiful flowers ~ cant imagine having such exotic plants in my garden
its such a lovely idea having a wreath on the door for may ~ we only have them for christmas

1 May, 2011

 

Custom has it that you keep it for 40days. It looks horrible by the end but I've been keeping it.
I've always wanted one for Christmas...will make one this year.
I'm sure you have most of these plants in your garden.
Bottle brush, Calla lily, wild garlic, Snowball tree, Geranium and a branch from my Acacia tree.

1 May, 2011

 

bottle brush will grow in devon where my mum lives, cala would have to be inside i think
snowball tree would be ok as would geranium, and wild garlic grows wild.
not sure about acacia?

1 May, 2011

 

There you go. You can make your own exotic wreath ;o)))

1 May, 2011

 

except that i dont have any in my garden.

1 May, 2011

 

Oh...
I will make my blog with plants that you do have in your garden then. ;o)

1 May, 2011

 

dont worry ~ either way.
do you wire them to hold them? our christmas ones are sometimes put into the green foam 'oasis'

1 May, 2011

 

Alexandramou:

Very festive flower wreath!

24 May, 2011

 

Delonix,
I'm going to try and make one this x-mas...I hope.

24 May, 2011

 

Well, it appears you definitely have the talent. :>)

26 May, 2011

 

LOL.....believe me it took me many years and many flowers that somehow ended up on the floor. ;o)))

26 May, 2011

 

At least you've perfected it now. :>)

28 May, 2011

 

Far from perfect but it looks good. ;o)))

30 May, 2011



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