Flowers that Bloom in May and Matching Flower Jewellery
Updated: Oct 6
May is a beautiful month in the UK, as the weather begins to warm up and the flowers start to bloom. Most of the flowers from April will continue to bloom this month, but in May there are so many different flowers that start bloom that it would be impossible to list them all! Here are our top picks of the most popular May flowers in the UK and coordinating flower jewellery. So read on to discover some of the best blooms, flower colours and flower jewellery to enjoy in May.
The poppy is one of the most well-known flowers and is easily identified by it's vivid red hues. There are over 70 varieties including field poppies, oriental poppies, and Himalayan poppies and Welsh poppies. The most well known meaning of a poppy is that of remembrance. In Eastern cultures however, the red poppy is a symbol of love and success and is often associated with romantic gestures.
These Gold plated Poppy earrings have been made using tiny poppy flowers (Euphorbia milii) encapsulated in resin. Available in Teardrop or Oval shape, they are really versatile and stylish earrings to add to your flower jewellery colllection.
One of the most lavish flowers you can grow is the peony, which also makes wonderful cut flowers. Since they are expensive to purchase in florists, it makes sense to grow a few plants in your own garden to enjoy inside. Coming in shades of pink, white, yellow and red they have a spicy scent.
Honesty flowers (Lunaria annua or "moon like"), which are pink or mauve in tone, look beautiful in vases and add much-needed colour to borders in May. Tall purple flowers self seed and spring up in unexpected places followed by the most glorious seeds encased in papery translucent white seedpods which can be brought in to dry & decorate with at Christmas.
This Gold plated Silver Honesty Plant Pendant with Mother of Pearl inlay is set with Amethyst and freshwater pearl.
Wallflowers are a great spring bedding plant, which go well with tulips. They are also great in flower arrangements inside to enjoy their beauty and smell; they come in a variety of colours and scents, but are most often yellow.
5. Chamomile Daisy
Part of the large daisy plant family Asteraceae, Chamomile Daisies grow in the wild in Europe and have long been valued for their therapeutic properties. One of the most well-liked herbal teas in the world is chamomile tea, which is produced from dried chamomile flowers. The flowers look very similar to regular daisies but they are larger and grow on taller stems.
The Hawthorn or May Tree, often known as the "faerie tree," is a lovely thorny little tree that can grow to a great age and can be found in the harshest of environments.
The blossom first appears on the tree at the beginning of May, during Beltane or May Day celebrations, when people and homes were decorated with may blossoms ("bringing home the May"). The May blossom's cutting had immense symbolic meaning, signifying the initiation of new life and the start of the growing season.
This lovely Blossom Tree Pendant is made in Sterling Silver with Rose Gold plating, and would be perfect to wear to a May Day celebration!
We hope that you've found this blog informative and inspirational and we look forward to exploring seasonal blooms and coordinating flower jewellery for each month of the year!
Want to know which flower is the birth flower for a different month? Take a look here: Your Guide to Birth Flowers (floralsilver.com)