Happy May 1st.
Most gardeners have a favorite season, a favorite month in the garden.
For some it is much earlier than May, before the heat of summer sets in. For others it is October, the fall, though one wonders why.
For me, it is no secret that my favorite month in the garden is May. Each day of May brings more flowers, more warmth, more blue skies and a thousand shades of green.
Every month of spring before now was just a prelude for this grand show we call May.
Here in Indianapolis, we start off May in high spring and end it with the beginning of summer. In between, we see average daily high temperatures of 72 F. We’ll have, on average, more rain in May than in any other month. But in between those days that bring us an average of 5.05 inches of rain, we’ll have plenty of sunny days, days to enjoy the garden.
In May, one can hardly imagine winter, one can hardly imagine dry, hot summer days, one can hardly imagine not gardening.
“All year I dream of the days of May, when the sun is warm, the sky is blue, the grass is green and the garden is all new again.”