Respite | Lily of the Valley (May) – Watercolor Reproduction


This print is reproduced from an original illustration done with watercolor & charcoal by Jessica Yelverton. Printed on textured watercolor paper, this giclee print looks like an original painting. Each print is hand-signed before being carefully wrapped and shipped to you. Birth Month Botanical prints also include a beautiful card with floriography information specific to that flower (shown in image gallery).

– 5″x7″, 8″x 10″,  11″x14″ or 16″x20″: Archival giclee print, 100% cotton fiber paper, Acid Free

PRINTED TO ORDER – please allow some time for our printer to create your print. Processing time is typically 2 weeks.





“Floriography”: the language of flowers

Thousands of years of folklore, mythology & religious tradition have contributed to the meanings we ascribe to flowers today. Floriography peaked in popularity during the Victorian era when, armed with floral dictionaries, gentlemen would send cryptic messages to ladies with specific nosegays or tussie mussies called “talking bouquets”. 

Still today we have a tradition of birth month flowers, the meanings of which are rooted in floriography. Similar to zodiac signs or birthstones, it is believed you inherit the characteristics of the flower assigned to your birth month. 

Lily of the Valley is May’s flowers & it represents humility, sweetness & purity– not surprising, considering its pure white blossoms which hang “face down” from an arched stem. It also represents the return of happiness; a legend tells of a Nightingale who would not return to the woods until the Lily of the Valley bloomed once again in spring. Lily of the Valley has unusually tropical leaves for being a cool-climate flower. Lilies are mentioned throughout the Bible and represent both Christ & the respite of soul believers find in the Christian life: “Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin. . . “

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  1. Marti Barkman

    My only regret each time I see your new creation, is that I don’t have a birthday every month of the year so I could claim each of these flowers as my own. Thank you for the beautifully written information on each of
    the blossoms. These prints make wonderful gifts and as we return to a more traditional decor I look forward to using all twelve to create classic groupings.

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