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