Midsummer

A midsummer's eve bouquet of magical flowers!

June 24th

"I know a bank where the wild thyme blows,

Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows,

Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine,

With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine."



~ A Midsummer Night's Dream, William Shakespeare, 1605

 

Enjoy these traditional flowers and plants associated with midsummer madness and fairy visitations in high summer!

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Eglantine

Poetry, I Wound to Heal

Other common names

European Sweetbrier

Violet, Blue

Love, Faithfulness

Other common names

Primrose

Young Love, Early youth, I can't live without you

Other common names

Oxlips

Wild Pansy (Purple & Yellow)

Forget Me Not

Other common names

Love in Idleness, Johnny Jump up, heartsease, heart's ease, heart's delight, tickle-my-fancy, Jack-jump-up-and-kiss-me, come-and-cuddle-me, three faces in a hood

Thyme

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Other common names

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