Happy May Arcadia Run residents! Summer is right around the corner and we are so excited for these upcoming months. But May is still a great month filled with fun, excitement, and beautiful weather. You know what they say, April showers bring May flowers.
The May birth flowers are the beautiful Hawthorn and Lily-of-the-Valley.
The Lily-of-the-Valley is a perennial groundcover that can spread it’s small, dainty, bell-shaped flowers widely given the right conditions. The flower represents sweetness, the return of happiness, and purity.
Hawthorns are flowering shrubs a part of the rose family with flowers that bloom in May in small red, white, or pink clusters. Small berries, called hews, sprout after the flowers. The hawthorn has been a long-standing symbol of hope.
For those interested in learning more about the month of May, its birthstone is the emerald. Coloring ranges from light to rich green, with more saturated hues being more valuable. The emerald symbolizes rebirth and fertility and was thought of to grant foresight, cure various diseases, soothe nerves, improve memory, and ensure loyalty.
May acts as the bridge between spring and summer in Manassas, VA, hinting at warmer weather for those still stuck in spring’s grasp, while heating things up for those already well on their way.