I think I’ve stated before how much I love May. Especially the beginning of May.
Normally, by then, we’ve had a few more warm days than we’ve enjoyed this year. Instead, for the first two weeks of the month we had a couple of VERY cold weeks…including snow on Mother’s Day weekend! We had to cover our peonies, which naturally thought it was time to get moving, with tarps for several nights. However, it looks as though they’ve weathered the freezing temps just fine.
You can see a few nice big buds here, along with some full leaves.
And this? One of my FAVORITE things about gardening….when the seeds you planted first peek out of the ground and begin to unfurl their first leaves, the cotyledons. These are my sugar snap pea plants.
It sure encourages me for the things to come!