"The Lily is an herbe with a white flower; and though the leaves of the floure be white,
yet within shineth the likeness of gold."
Barthololmeus Anglicus, the thirteenth century
The Easter lily (Lilium longiflorum) is a symbol of hope, beauty, and life.
These lilies were placed at the foot of the altar in my church on Easter Sunday 2010.
I later planted them in the garden and this week they are in glorious bloom.
For information on the origin of the Easter Lily and how to grow and care for them,
visit Aggie Horticulture.