May Flowers, more than just flowers in may

Until yesterday I had no idea the phrase “April Showers bring May flowers” referred to a specific type of flower.
Let alone to a tradition that had been happening in the Saint John City Market, were I practically grew up, for generations. Every May someone sets up and sells these bouquets of May flowers in the market.

My father told me that he used to buy these same bouquets for my mother before I was born. When he was looking at them yesterday I had no idea they were something so special.

May Flowers

They are incredibly fragrant and lovely little blossoms. It is also known as trailing arbutus, ground laurel, winter pink, or mayflower

Alexa Clark

Alexa is a digital marketer and author with over 20 years in digital & interactive communications in the food and tech industries. Alexa's CheapEats Restaurant Guides, for both Toronto & Ottawa, were Canadian best sellers. She is a recognized authority on social media and has been named one of Canada's 20 Leading Women in Social Media.

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  • May 4, 2018 at 10:10 am

    I think they are on an endangered species list?


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