Monday, May 6, 2019

1500 Gathering Spring Branches for Fertility

1500 - Book of Hours by Jean Poyer, known as The Hours of Henry VIII - May - Picking Branches

In ancient spring-times, gathering & exchanging of Flowers & Greens was common in May. Merrymakers decorated homes, barns, & other buildings with green budding branches. Men & women made garlands & wreaths of Flowers & Greens. May celebrates flowers, fertility, sensuality, & delight.  Some celebrants believed that on May Eve, you could bless your garden in by making love there with your partner.