April has had a hard time deciding which season to be this year. Our temperatures have been all over the place. We've had crazy wind and downpours around beautiful spring days and some very warm ones too. Today, we're getting snow after days of rain and wind. Places west of us are really being buried in snow. Overnight, thunder woke me up during a sleet shower. Apparently, Mother Nature wanted one more April Fools' Joke.
While my containers are ready, I resisted planting them with annuals when I saw the weather forecast. I also hold off on tomatoes and other vegetables until May because our weather is fickle. The rain barrels are up and full after all this moisture. While we're getting sleet and snow, it's actually above freezing. The bird baths are not frozen. My wonderful husband helped me add cedar mulch Thursday morning and I've made a list of plants to buy for the containers. I brought in several irises to open in the house. I have more colors waiting to show off. While there are buds waiting in the garden, I think the irises have gone into a holding phase until it warms back up a bit. Next week looks to be warmer, more spring like.
Happy May Day everyone!
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