Time for påskelijer (Easter Lillies)
It is a familiar sight this time of year…the påskelijer or Easter lilies start popping up (literally) all over town. It is such a welcomed arrival. When the little yellow tops start sprouting out of the earth, there comes a feeling that spring is officially on its way. This year is the first year that I’ve actually purchased some at the local store and am now enjoying their bright, yellow glow. What’s interesting is that Danish Easter lilies are not the same as American. In the U.S., the Easter lily is the Lilium longilorum or more traditional lily with white leaves and a distinct pungent and aromatic smell. The Danish Easter lily is actually a daffodil.