Tuesday, May 1, 2018

May Day

Today May 1, it's the last spring month. May Day is celebrated as Labor Day, also May Day marks the beginning of rural spring in the Northern hemisphere and was associated with pagan festivals, some people devote the month of May to the Blessed Virgin Mary that often is adorned with flowers. 
They said that the Romans of the British Isles the beginning of May devoted to the goddess of flowers. Floralia fest soon merged with May Day celebrations. (wiki) So we gardeners have our own fest of flowers, May Day.

Congratulation!



 




Although today is Labor Day please, do not work much, I wish you to enjoy spring, flowers, birdsong, the sun, nature!

44 comments:

  1. Nadezda, beautiful spring flowers in your garden! specially the Tulip, I'd give anything to have tulips in my garden! :( Here May is the last month of autumn, we are heading to winter but winter here is not crude or dangerous to plants. Have a wonderful day!

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    1. You could have blooming tulip MDN if you would like forcing the bulb. The bulb has to be stored in fridge on 6-7 C for 8 weeks and then is to be planted in a cool place. It's easy to do, I often have blooming tulips to any day I want.

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  2. Надежда,какой прекрасный сад,очаровательные цветы!!!Фотографии яркие,насыщенные,красивые.

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  3. Hello Nadezda!
    Such a beautiful variety of Spring flowers in your garden!
    Great captures of the Hyacinth and the preety tulip!
    Here in Greece we celebrate 1st of May ,it’s Labor Day!
    But we also have many fairs with flowers in our area!
    Have a lovely day and a happy May!
    Dimi...

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    1. I can imagine Dimi, how beautiful are fairs with flowers in Greece.
      Wish you a nice time on the seashore!

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  4. Enjoy the sun and the flowers! Here only rain. So I stay in my home and Enjoy the flowers in the vase! Groetjes Hetty

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    1. Hetty your garden is pretty even in rainy day! The sun is over here, spring is a wonderful season.
      Happy weekend!

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  5. Hello Nadezda!

    Very beautiful springflowers! May is a lovely month. I love the white primula in your first photo.
    Happy Maytime!

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    1. White primula is one of the oldest flowers in my garden, it flowers every spring and grows itself, Marit.
      Have a nice weekend!

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  6. I think we will be working hard on the allotment :-)

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  7. Such wonderful flowers, Nadezda!
    Wishing you a happy May (Day) and a successful and enjoyable gardening season!

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    1. I wish you warm spring in Finland and in Italy, Sara!

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  8. I am not a real gardener, but a little one. hehe I try to be a good gardener in my garden on balcony. :) Very beautiful photos, very beautiful flowers. Ithink my favourite photo is second one. :)

    Very important message in the end of the article. :) Let's enjoy the day. :)))

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    1. It's Chionodoxa, the small bulbs that grow well in a pot. You could grow it in your balcony garden, Aga.
      Have a enjoyable weekend!

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  9. Oh Nadezda, your flowers are beautiful. A perfect celebration of spring!

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  10. So beautiful flowers Nadezda! Have a nice May Day evening

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  11. You made some nice shots of your spring flowers, Nadezda!
    Although there is still a lot of work in my garden, I took it easy today.
    Here nature is more advanced now. Syringa starts to blossom now.
    Wish you a nice first May week.

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    1. I love syringa blooms, Sigrid. The smell is awesome, unforgettable.
      I wish you nice days in your garden!

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  12. Absolutely stunning.....Happy May Day!!

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  13. Están muy lindas. Te deseo un mes de mayo feliz y lleno de flores.

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    1. Gracias, Teresa, un mes precioso para ti tambien!

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  14. Happy May! It is the most beautiful time of the year!

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  15. It looks like spring has found your garden. Such pretty blooms to usher in May. Happy May Month to you.

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    1. Lisa, you're right: spring has finally found my garden :-)
      Happy weekend!

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  16. I didn't realize May Day was a celebration of spring, I always associated it with supporting workers, which of course is the other significance. Lovely spring flowers. Happy May Day for yesterday, Nadezda!

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    1. Before, here we celebrated May day as a fest of workers, it's true. Now this day has wider signification. Why to not festive it as a flower day, catmint? :-)
      Happy weekend!

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  17. Ciao, complimenti per le belle immagini! Qui il primo maggio me lo sono goduto in giardino anche se il tempo era instabile. Per fortuna ci sarà il sole nei prossimi giorni :)

    Un saluto e una buona serata!

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    1. Que bueno pasar el primero de Mayo en el jardin, pontos.
      Buen fin de semana!

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  18. You have some beautiful bulbs in flower, a fine celebration of May Day. The purpose of May Day is definitely to relax, as it is a day for those who have to toil almost every day.

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    1. I completely agree, Jason, May day is to sit back, we work in our gardens from spring to winter.

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  19. Hello Nadezda!
    Your spring flowers are very beautiful.
    I love spring, and May is the most beautiful month.
    Spring greetings.

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    1. Lucja, May is a really nice month, you're right.
      Have a happy Sunday evening!

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  20. Oh, your spring flowers are so beautiful !!
    Happy May !

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  21. Boa tarde, imagens lindas da flores de primavera, são belas, são fantásticas.
    Feliz semana,
    AG

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  22. Espectaculares fotos Nadezda, las flores son maravillosas. Besos.

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  23. What a glorious feast of spring flowers. Here in New Zealand, everything is dying.

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