It’s May 1st or May Day! Remember when you used to make May baskets out of construction paper rolled into cones and a handle from a pipe cleaner? We filled them with flowers from the yard and something like candy kisses. Then the tradition was to hang the May Basket on the door, ring and run. Of course this only works when you are very young or young at heart I suppose. I made the white paper bag May Baskets a few years ago using lunch bags and a hole punch. Simply cut the bag in half while it’s still folded and cut a scalloped edge. Then go back and punch a hole in each scallop. Using white paper lunch bags makes it look like a lace edge. Place your flowers or treats in the bag. This year I think Terrain had the right idea with their mini baskets of Bougainvillea. For those of us on the east coast that once lived where it’s warm year-round–we all miss our Bougainvillea. I get my daily dose here! Happy May Day!
Waveny Park always looks like this on the first day of May in New Canaan! Lush and green. All that April rain makes for a beautiful May.