Every Easter, you are bound to see a flower called the Lilium Longiflorum grazing your local garden shops and church altars. Known as the Easter lily, this flower has a history going all the way back to the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus agonized the day before his death. Tradition has it that the white lilies sprung up where drops of Christ’s sweat fell to the ground in his final hours of sorrow and deep distress. Churches continue this tradition at Easter time by banking their altars and surrounding their crosses with masses of Easter Lilies, to commemorate the resurrection of Jesus Christ and hope of life everlasting. Not just merely a flower, but a symbol of joy, hope and life!