Happy May 1st! I’m celebrating with a May Day Basket, hanging on our dock post instead of a doorknob!
I’ve been Singing the Wildflower Blues this week, in praise of Bachelor Buttons, also know as Cornflowers, blooming in the field next to my Potting Shed.
Ox-eye daisy, a common roadside daisy, popped up this week to join the Bachelor Buttons, free for the picking.
Both are considered noxious weeds since they’re so invasive. . .
But ideal for a dockside May Day Basket with a nod to the charming and forgotten tradition of filling a basket with flowers to leave on your neighbor’s or friend’s door on the first day of May.
Happy first day of May . . .
May all your Weeds be Wildflowers. ♥
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Happy May Day! What a charming may basket. I think I like wild flowers best of all.
What a beautiful sight. Cold and rainy here in Michigan so I soooo appreciate seeing your fabulous basket and sunny skies. Thanks alot. Karen
Yes, it’s so nice to see such lovely flowers can’t wait until they start popping up! My daughter (6) keeps bringing me bouquets of Violet’s which are very pretty too. She’s a sweetheart.
My grandma gave me a pack of bachelor buttons. I had no idea they were related to cornflower. The pack I have are annuals and look just a tad different than their wild cousin. Thanks for the pretty pics!
HAPPY MAY DAY to you too!! I love your basket and those wildflowers..the only wildflower in our backyard right now is the wild mustard in the farm field behind us and those will soon be gone to have soy beans or corn to replace them..cold rain all day yesterday so hopefully today we will get some sun..I love May..I am preparing for our girls May Crowning Luncheon on Wednesday..too bad we don’t have those daisies & cornflowers to add to our ceremony..enjoy your day!! 🌺🌼🌸
Happy May Day! Your basket of wild flowers is beautiful,🤗🌻🌾have a great week!😎🌴
Beautifully photographed and makes me HAPPY
Happy May Day!!!! Hope you have a great first of May and all the rest!!
This is gorgeous. I love your basket and the fields of flowers are breathtaking.
Your freebie flowers make a lovely bouquet together! On a cloudy, rainy day here in Northern Virginia, your photos are most welcomed! Thanks for posting them.
Happy May Day. What a beautiful display of nature. Thank you for sharing.
How refreshing Mary – very pretty. Love the long basket. The flowers are lovely against the water background. Happy 1st of May!
Happy May Day to you, too, Mary! Your basket filled with daisies and bachelor buttons is beautiful hanging on your dock post. Maybe you’ll enjoy a ride in the boat today with a picnic? I’m sure Chloe and Gracie would love that. Happy Sunday to you!
Hi Happy May day to you as well! Beautiful arrangement!
Happy May. What I would not give for a field of wild flowers like yours. They are lovely.
Happy May Day to you also! What a Beautiful Basket of wild flowers. Love that Basket.
Happy May Day !! love your charming basket of wild flowers, and the fields look so pretty God truly knows how to plant beauty!
Mary, I’d love to have that basket of Bachelor Buttons and Ox-eye Daisies hanging on my door. What a simple, beautiful way to welcome May! I love this tradition and plan to deliver some May baskets later today. When I was teaching, if we were in school on May 1st I’d have my students hang paper cones of simple little blooms on the door of their past year’s kindergarten teacher. They loved the mystery of doing this anonymously. It’s such a simple, sweet thing to do for others.
Thanks for the visit to my May post. I hope it was permissible to use your photo. I sent a note to ask, but guess I’m still using an old email. Happy May Day to you and the girls. Hope it’s a month filled with special times.
What a breath of fresh air and beauty. It’s raining cats and dogs here in NJ on the first day of May. Boo!
Sooooooooo beautiful. Thank you for sharing and Happy May Day to you.
SO lovely…great idea!
Life gets so busy and these wonderful traditions go by and I think of them too late. I admire what you do. You have such good taste and the very best ideas.
Wow, Mary those are beautiful! I wish I had a field of flowers to pick from. How fun!!
That is one gorgeous May basket. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a basket of that shape/size, but I love it.
Gorgeous! One of my most favorite wild flower combinations!
Happy May Day Mary! Your wildflowers are beautiful and they must give pleasure to everyone who boats past your dock! Linda
Back in my “grade-school days” in a one room school house attended by my grandfather, father, etc. we always had May baskets and a May Pole with colored crepe paper streamers. I luv your wildflower basket!! franki
We were talking about May Day recently. Whatever happened to May Day and the Maypole in schools ?
Absolutely gorgeous! Now that’s MY type of weed Mary-enjoy and Happy May:@)
Growing up in upstate NY, we always delivered May Day baskets to our neighbors. Here in St. Louis, where I live now, people look at me like I’m nuts. Most have never heard of May Day. Your basket is beautiful and I love wild flowers. I planted some earlier this Spring. I hope they grow!
Happy May Day! Love your flowers!
How delightful Mary! A May day basket on the pier is such a cute idea! You’ve inspired me to do some red white and blue on our pier for the summer holidays and decorate for the boat parade that is always going by. Your basket is adorable, and wild flowers must be nature’s apology for weeds :)
Now you’re talking with my beach keen colors!
Mary, your May Day basket is beautiful and I like that you just cut the wild flowers in the field next to your potting shed! We sometimes think we have to spend money for something to be lovely when it is right under our nose! Thank you for all your fabulous inspiration! Pam @ Everyday Living
Well, I never knew about that tradition! I am going to remember to do that next year. Your basket of wild flowers is beautiful!!
A most beautiful way to start off the Month of May with that gorgeous May Day basket….I love wildflowers….I love how the sides of the roads, especially in NC are adorned with them….
So beautiful you want to lay down in it but DON”T! My daughter-in-law laid down in a field of forget me nots in Texas for a photo right before her wedding and she got poison ivy! Poor thing she’s in Scotland on a honeymoon with poison ivy!!
How can any beautiful wildflowers be called a noxious weed? I know here in Texas, though most of us love blue bonnets, I have read that the ranchers don’t like them because the cattle won’t eat them and they can fill up their fields as well. I always look forward to spring here and all the beautiful flowers along the roadside. I’m surprised the bachelor buttons don’t pop up around here.