May 3rd, 2013

Yes, I said   May. 

Usually this time of year we are grilling and staying outside ’til dark watching the martins and hummingbirds settle down for the evening.

Yesterday I strolled around my yard looking for any new bloomers.

My Japanese maple is stunning this year.

japanese maple japanese maple japanese maple

The phlox are still blooming


Columbines and English Bluebell are hanging out together

engish bluebells columbine, english bluebells

The lettuce, broccoli and garlic are looking good

lettuce broccoli

elephant garlic 5/2/13

My other veggies and flowers are ready to be planted

greenhouse, plants greenhouse plants plants

It’s definitely spring



Or is it?

This was my view this morning.

japanese maple 5/3/13

Japanese Maple

snow on the phlox, may 3rd, 2013


snow may 3rd 2013

Columbine and Bluebell hangout

snow may 3rd, 2013

…Big sigh…

Our first ever recorded snow in Northwest Arkansas in May.

They predicted it and I’m glad I spent most of my morning yesterday moving plants back into the greenhouse.

snow may 3rd 2013

everyone’s tucked in

Happy Spring Y’all!

gold finch in may snow 5/3/13


About the blonde gardener

I'm an Arkansas girl born and raised. I garden in the beautiful Northwest part of the state (zone 6b or 7) surrounded by the Ozark Mountains. My favorite part about the area is we have 4 distinct seasons and are able to enjoy a variety of activities. My main passion is gardening but I also enjoy hiking, birding, 4-wheeling and motorcycle trips. Basically anything outside. Thanks for stopping by! Brenda
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14 Responses to May 3rd, 2013

  1. Oh no! That is usually what my May looks like…yikes. Hope everyone made it through all right!


  2. Peter/Outlaw says:

    Yikes! I’m so sorry but am glad that you were able to get your plants back inside the greenhouse before the snow!


  3. bhoyt10 says:

    Oh wow! So glad you have been a patient gardener and moved everything inside. I can’t believe it really snowed in May! It’s just cold and rainy here! 40 degrees! I hope my fresh sprouted cucumbers and squash make it out in the cold garden!


  4. That’s just WRONG, Brenda…
    This has been the screwiest spring on record!


  5. Holleygarden says:

    Oh, my! It got cold here last night (and forecasted for again tonight), but no snow here. It seems a bit surreal, doesn’t it? Like Mother Nature has alzheimer’s!


  6. OH NO! Well your plants owe you a big debt of gratitude and you have the right to feel very virtuous. So that’s the plus side …


  7. You are so right about your Japanese maple being stunning. I want one of those but not a scraggly one. Must go shopping for one…


  8. Beth Cawein says:

    I do hope the weather is treating you better now. There ought to be a law against snow in April or May.


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