The trio Everett Lilly, Lester Flatt, and Earl Scruggs are the masterminds behind this song. Lilly, who plays the mandolin, is said to have penned down this classical song first. Then, he took it to Flatt and Scruggs, probably for editing and proofreading. Skilled with the mandolin, Everett played the instrument with Flatt and Scruggs for two years (1950 to 1952) before he went on to be a member of The Lily Brothers that consist of three others; his brother Bea, Tex Logan and Don Stovers. The Lilly Brothers relocated to the New England area in the 50s and greatly influenced bluegrass and musicians in New England. The first recording of “Your Love is Like a Flower” was on August 30, 1953. While they were in the process of producing this song, Louis Innis joined both Flatt and Scruggs as a guitar player. This song was released as part of the album “Foggy Mountain Jamboree” in 1957. Another recording of this song was done by Tony Rice, J.D. Crowe, Doyle Lawson, Bobby Hicks, and Todd Phillips. This version can be found on the “Bluegrass Album” Vol 2. There seems to be a mild difference between the first version by Scruggs and Flatt and the second version. While the chorus was sung by two people, the second version has three people on it.