Wishing for those April Showers…With the warmer sunny days – gardeners are out in force everywhere – this is the month we wait for all year.  We get to enjoy all of the fruits (flowers) of our labor and planning.  April and May are the most beautiful months of the year.  The birds are chirping, and the garden is coming to life – much more than just the pansies and tulips now….Happy planting! 

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Those of us living in many parts of the country have been blessed with ample rainfall during the past two months. Those February and March showers have ensured a verdant and glorious spring season. This is the first Spring I have ever seen where the quince, forsythia, daffodils, redbuds, tulips and wisteria all bloomed at the same time…really beautiful…but now it’s all over!  

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As many years as I have planted tulips and pansies in the fall, I still find myself so amazed at the difference the tulip makes in the spring garden as she emerges from the earth. Tulips add dimension and vibrancy that only they can add to your springtime landscape. Yes, they don’t come back in our climate here in Oklahoma – but they are well worth it – I always tell my clients and gardening pals they are a luxury you give your neighbors and yourself! Tulips beautify a neighborhood in a way that only they do in the spring when everything is green and vibrant – a breath of fresh air! Try them once and you’ll be hooked.











 

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