The Easter Lily
Tradition states that the Easter Lily originated in the Garden of Eden. The story relates that Eve spread the flowers by her teardrops as she left the Garden of Eden. They were teardrops of repentance.
For the Christian, the Easter Lily represents many things. First of all, it is representative of Christ’s resurrection, and it speaks of purity and innocence — being untainted by the world. In addition, the Lily also represents a new season, a new birth, such as when one comes to Christ. Thus, symbolic of purity and the resurrection of Jesus Christ, Easter Lilies adorn Christian homes and houses of worship. Especially on the Holy Day that shares its name.
Each planted Lily bulb grows and becomes replanted three times over the course of the first three-year period. Then the Lily bulbs are shipped to greenhouses and “timed to bloom” for Easter, according to the flower’s Research Foundation’s Website.
While hardy, the flower is temperamental and subject to virus infection, according to “Simon & Schuster’s Guide to Plants and Flowers.”
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