|Our Garden Lily|
How I love the white purity against the deep green leaves. Spring is such a beautiful season and right now every flower is bursting with color on the ranch. If my flowers could talk, it seems they would be saying, "Celebrate life!" How is it where you are?
I found a wonderful and very informative article regarding the Easter Lily and Lily of the Valley in Biblical reference. It is quite interesting and I learned a lot. http://www.learnthebible.org/the-lily-of-the-valley.html"The Easter Lily as we know it today (Latin: Lilium longiforum) is native to the southern islands of Japan. In the 1880's it was widely cultivated in Bermuda and bulbs were shipped to the United States. The United States replace Japan is the major source for the Easter Lily during the Second World War. The Easter Lily requires three or four years of close care and just the right mixture of climate and soil in order to produce the quality expected by people today. As such, an area on the border of California and Oregon became known as the Easter Lily capital of the world. The Easter Lily has become the traditional flower of Easter and it is considered a symbol of the resurrection. For many, the beautiful white flowers of the lily symbolize purity, life, good, innocence, and hope."
"The great gift of Easter is hope - Christian hope which makes us have that confidence in God, in his ultimate triumph, and in his goodness and love, which nothing can shake. " Basil HumeHappy Easter everyone!
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