May Baskets a Part of May Day

A beautiful May basket graces a wrought iron gate in downtown Annapolis
A beautiful May basket graces a wrought iron gate in downtown Annapolis

Okay, I admit it. I am crazy for May baskets. I think they are great. Oh how I wish I had time to make one this year but it is already April 30th, and I don’t think I’ll have the time to purchase what I need, to create a decent May basket. The cherry blossoms in my front yard are already fading and the azaleas have not yet burst into bloom. The irises in the back yard are all the same color, in other words they are boring. You need a colorful palette and the flowers I have access to don’t quite suit the task so I’ll just have to take a walk around the adjacent neighborhoods and feast my eyes on other people’s May baskets.

The fun begins tomorrow morning Friday May first and since the weather is cool, the lovely flower arrangements in their baskets should last several days. For more about May baskets, you can read last year’s May blog or go to

Published by Nadja Maril

Nadja Maril is a communications professional who has over 10 years experience as a magazine editor. A writer and journalist, Maril is the author of several books including: "American Lighting 1840-1940", "Antique Lamp Buyer's Guide", "Me, Molly Midnight; the Artist's Cat", and "Runaway, Molly Midnight; the Artist's Cat". Her short stories and essays have been published in several small online journals including Lunch Ticket, Change Seven, Scarlet Leaf Review and Defunkt Magazine. She has an MFA in creative writing from Stonecoast at the University of Southern Maine. Former Editor-in-Chief of What's Up ? Publishing, former Editor of Chesapeake Taste Magazine a regional lifestyle magazine based in Annapolis, and former Lighting Editor of Victorian Homes Magazine, Maril has written hundreds of newspaper and magazines articles on a variety of subjects..

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