As a child, the beginning of each May was marked by the gathering of flowers, treats and goodies for a May Day basket. I fondly remember picking flowers from the fields or dandelions, which, at the time, I thought of as a beautiful, easy-to-find flower (not so much as a weed). I would gift these baskets to my friends, teachers, parents and neighbors.
All these years later, I still mark the beginning of each May with a bountiful floral arrangement (peonies, tulips and hydrangeas are a few of my favorites). And though I no longer celebrate May Day with the giving of baskets, I still like to drop a few flowers to friends and family around town.
This month, we celebrate flowers in a variety of ways. Writer Meghan Bishop spoke with Tara Carlson, owner of Sweet Peas Floral, about flower-filled gifts for—you guessed it—May Day and Mother’s Day (May 9). Flip to page 11 for a DIY May Day basket with inspiration from Sweet Peas Floral; go to page 22 for a floral arrangement breakdown.
Also in this issue of Woodbury Magazine, we’re celebrating the ubiquity of spring fashion. On page 24, Wesley Uthus, owner of Primp, breaks down this season’s most stylish trends. On page 36, writer Claire Swenson dives into the sustainability of fashion with Nancy Dilts, a personal shopper who specializes in creating a sustainable wardrobe.
So whether you are giving or receiving flowers or got a new outfit for spring, we want to see! Tag us on Instagram or use the hashtag #WoodburyMagazine so we can see and share your signs of spring.
Happy May Day and happy Mother’s Day, readers. I’ll see you next month!