Lily of the valley has the flower meaning of humility, chastity, sweetness, purity and is said to bring luck in love. It also means the return of happiness which is the reason why it is often used as decorations in weddings.
Specially blended for sitting in the shade...
In the Victorian days, porches were generally meant to be used. Then came a phase around the 1940's when they became smaller and simply for show. A movement in architecture called New Urbanism is encouraging more city homes to be built with larger front porches again to aid in not just the enjoyment of nature, but the building of friendships between neighbors. Sitting on the porch in the evening can be a nice way to reflect back on the day.
All along the western side of my house I have Lily of the Valley plants growing and in late spring there is just nothing more heavenly than sitting on the porch and enjoying the heavenly scent and its white flowers are nice as the sun goes down.
Lily of the Valley is an old-fashioned perennial that looks so delicate with its tiny bell shaped flowers. However, there is not anything delicate about this hardy shade lover. Lily of the Valley (Convallaria majalis) is a tough as nails perennial that will keep going after many others fail to thrive. Some plants really do well in the shade.
Shade cools on a summer day and flowers add the fragrance of JOY.
I may be on the porch and in the shade today, but I'm walking on the sunny side of life...
Lilies of the valley appear in several Christian Bible stories. It is said that lilies of the valley grew from the spot where Mary's tears hit the ground at the foot of the cross.