Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Monday, May 11, 2009

Gardener's Plea

One of my favorite flowers is Lily of the Valley. My grandmother had this growing around her front porch. I loved to visit in the Spring and pick the lovely bell-shaped flowers that smelled so heavenly. When I married, I had Lily of the Valley flowers on my hat (silk, of course.) Over the years I have purchased root stock from various garden centers, planted them, waited in vain...no plants ever appeared.

Is there anyone out there with Lily of the Valley growing abundantly enough to send me a few? I'd be willing to send you a stitchy gift in return...

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20 comments:

Donna said...

Wish I did, but alas I don't.

Cyn said...

Hi Sharon,

I don't have any Lily of the Valley to send you but have you checked with a local garden center, local extension service, or with master gardeners in your area to see what you can do to make your environment more friendly for them?

Cynthia
Windy Meadow

Christine said...

I've tried to get lily of the valley going in my garden to but it just sulks. In my Mum's garden it is practically a weed, once its happy it suckers underground and takes over! If you do get it established, plant it at the South end of your garden, because it travels south, and then it won't take over quite so badly

Annie said...

None here in my condo. Interestingly, there have been about a zillion free charts lately for that flower since it's associated with May Day in France I guess.

Kathy A. said...

You can't grow lily of the valley for love nor money and I'm pulling it out of my garden because it has run wild and is overtaking my garden. Unfortunately I can't send that kind of thing across the border but I can wish you well on your search.

Lori-Ann said...

I don't have any, but they are my second favorite flower. My first fav is Lialcs, and mine will be blooming in a week or so... aaaahhhh!

Lillie said...

I do agreed its beautiful, unfortunately I've never seen it grown from where I am from.

Sew Wilde said...

I have lily of the valley coming out of my ears! I would love to send you some. What is the best way to send it?

Rachel S said...

Let me ask my mom. She has a lot of them.

Pumpkin said...

Sorry Sharon :o( They wouldn't let me cross it over the border even if I did. Good luck!

Missy Ann said...

You know I never thought to grow them myself I should check and see if they'll grow in Houston. Wish I had some I could send along to you, Lily of the Valley is one of my favorite scents.

Clare - Aimetu said...

I have loads in our garden - if anyone knows how I can send them from UK to you without them dying of being confiscated please let me know

Fingers crossed :)

ArchangelDecker said...

I can send you a palm tree! :D

Shari said...

have you gotten any yet Sharon? I don't have a lot, but I might have a LITTLE I could share!!

Dee said...

I can send you a palm tree or plenty of weeds --- your choice. LOL

Lily of the Valley is one of my favorites too, unfortunately it doesn't grow down here. No lilacs either.

No wonder Florida has no "spring" -- we can't grow any flowers that say spring.

:-(

Julie said...

Hope you are successful in getting some, it doesnt grow well in my garden.

Micki said...

I don't have Lily of the Valley..Hope you find some!
Micki

Daffycat said...

Thank you, one & all. Rachel is looking into getting me a few!

Doris said...

I don't have Lily of the Valley here in Madrid, ther grown in the north (France,etc)...Hope you find some,they are so delicated.!

Cindy said...

Oh...I love Lily of the Valley too...unfortunately I have not seen the real plant yet. I love products with its fragrance too. :)