The fleeting nature of Spring begs that it be celebrated! Adorn yourself in its blooming fragrances and strut your springy stuff at these May events around town.
The Arnold Arboretum celebrates Lilac Sunday this year on Mother’s Day, May 13. With more than 375 lilac plants of 180 kinds, there will be plenty to see, thanks to our warm, dry spring! Other spring bloomers include azaleas, wisteria, fothergilla, and many others. Check out a bit of Lilac Sunday’s history at http://harvardmagazine.com/2012/05/voluptuous-sunday
The 83rd Anniversary of the Beacon Hill Garden Club’s Hidden Gardens Tour takes place May 17th. The tour dates back to 1929 and benefits environmental, horticultural, and conservation organizations across Boston and Massachusetts. Click here for more information on the public tours of member and ribbon gardens.
On May 20th, the Massachusetts Horticultural Society hosts The Gardeners’ Fair at Elm Bank. New England plant experts will be on hand as vendors feature everything from flowers, seeds, fruits, vegetables and horticultural services. Get more information here.
Put your own Spring in the air! There’s a fragrance for every floral preference:
Field of Flowers from Philosophy is available in shampoo, shower gel and bubble bath. The fresh, floral scents include Peony Blossom, Magnolia Blossom, Wildflower Blossom, Water Lily Blossom and Wild Blackberry Blossom.
Pacifica’s Tahitian Gardenia is reminiscent of jasmine and tea and evokes a vintage scent with its tropical essence. It comes in Perfume, Solid Perfume and Body Butter.
Vitabath’s new In Bloom Body Wash collection takes a twist on traditional with fragrances such as Beach Blossom, Nouveau Rose, Ivy & Lily, Asian Orchid & Coconut.
In Provence, cherry tree blossoms create a landscape of light pink flowers. L’Occitane celebrates with its Cherry Blossom fragrance available in Eau de Toilette, Bath & Shower Gel, Petal-Soft Hand Cream, Shimmering Lotion, Solid Perfume, Pearlescent Shower Cream and Silky Body Gel.
The Bath & Body Works Wild Garden features their new Shimmer Mist, Shower Gel, Body Lotion, Shimmer Body Cream, Shimmer Fizz Body Mousse and Glowing Body Scrub. Wild Berry Tulips features pink tulips, tangerine, and water lily. Wild Citrus Sunflower has lemon, sunflower and gardenia, and Wild Apple Daffodil taps into red delicious apple, peach and daffodil.
Strawberry Flowers Eau de Parfum from Fresh is a fruity floral scent anchored with base notes of woods and musk giving it a graceful, soft style.
foreverlily Perfume is from GoodTrueBeautiful. It was named after Lily, who founder Beth Nonte Russell adopted from China. Lily’s story led to their nonprofit organization www.goldenphoenixfoundation.org, whose mission is to end child abandonment worldwide.