Happy May 1st! May first is labor day in France, and is also the day where the French celebrate Spring. They offer small sprigs of lily of the valley as a good luck charm to friends and family. Everywhere in France you will see people exchanging flowers and well-wishes for the coming season… What a great time of year to visit Europe in the future! Lily of the valley is my go to spring flowering plant for shade because I love its deep green leaves and delicate flowers.

What a sweet tradition!

lily of the valley