May Flowers in South Dakota

Crab apple blossom/Photo by Deb Watley

Crab apple blossoms in my backyard/Photos by Deb Watley

“Sweet April showers do spring May flowers.”

Thomas Tusser (England, 1524-1580)

Bleeding hearts at the Great Plains Zoo in Sioux Falls

Bleeding hearts at the Great Plains Zoo in Sioux Falls

In the past week I’ve also seen lilacs, violets, crocuses, daffodils, tulips, pear trees, apple trees, and dandelions in bloom.

What is blooming in your part of the world?


  1. Darlene

    The serviceberries, tulips and daffodils are just on their way out and the pear, Judd viburnum and redbud are at their peak. The lilacs are just starting to open. And you are right, the dandelions are forever flourishing. It’s been rainy here and that certain light makes the redbud out my kitchen window look almost fluorescent purple.

  2. Jane Heitman Healy

    Very pretty! Yes, I love the spring flowers. I have baskets & pots of petunias and geraniums out. In my yard, a plant called Basket of Gold is blooming bright yellow.

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