April Showers and May Day Flowers

by | Apr 2024

May Day Basket


Bring some joy to your neighborhood this spring.

Bachman’s horticulturist Heather Johnson says she has fond memories of making May Day baskets with her family. “That was a really cute tradition that my family used to do when I was a kid,” Johnson says. “You make your little woven paper basket, and you put either candy or flowers in it and then you hang it on your neighbor’s door.”

In the spirit of May Day, which lands on May 1 each year, Johnson shares a few ideas for how to bring the tradition to your neighborhood.

Idea One: Divide and Conquer

Johnson says the period shortly after Easter and before Mother’s Day is a prime time for beautiful premade arrangements. Simply buy a bouquet, divvy it up into smaller arrangements and trim to the length you need.

Arrangement Tip: A bit of florist foam will help larger stems stay in place, Johnson says.

Idea Two: One for You, One for Me

“[May] is when a lot of the earlier spring annual flowers are available,” Johnson says, listing plants including pansy, viola and cyclamen. “What’s really cute about that is that not only could you cut off those flowers and use them as a bouquet, but then you also have a plant that can regrow the flowers.”

Arrangement Idea: “Something you can do for things that are smaller is use a little bit of twine to tie them together,” Johnson says.

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