When it’s Springtime in the Rockies

When the buds unfurl, when the pear trees blossom, as the lilacs burst forth in their purple glory, when the grass grows green and the gardening bug bites, you can bank on it:

some freak winter storm will zoom through the valley in a mix of wet and white, create a rush on milk, eggs and toilet paper, and break the branches on our flowering trees, generally creating havoc.

Never you mind that we always need that moisture in these arid parts. By this late date I just want to be living in flip-flops!

Shame on you, Home Depot and Lowes, for enticing shoppers with those tender tomato plants and petunias. 

People, dear friends, do not be deceived by this. Wait until after Mother’s Day to plant petunias, zinnias, squash, beans, tomatoes, and cukes! Wait, I say, waaaait!

denver spring forecast

April 28, and the forecast is rainy mixed with snow = heavy, wet slush. There go my lilacs, darn it!

22 thoughts on “When it’s Springtime in the Rockies

  1. I can’t imagine snow this late. Brrr You need to move here. haha Everything is growing and flowering in wild abandon. So quickly it’s almost like an explosion I can’t keep up with. Maybe somewhere between the two extremes would be good.

    1. Oh Donna, that does not sound extreme. I like it! We have had many wonderful springtimes. This year and the last two just are not included. Ugh!

  2. I hope your lilacs survived. Mine are perking up and the peonies look promising. I’m so excited!! Happy Spring!!

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