flowers in gardenIf you’re (like me), spending rainy days, anxiously waiting for the April showers to bring May flowers, why not put that time to good use, researching various species of plant, landscaping techniques and general gardening advice?

There are plenty of resources, including your local plant nursery, the internet, (The DIY Network web-site is my favorite) and many books at the library.

When all else fails, repeat after me……
April Showers

April showers bring May flowers,
That is what they say.
But if all the showers turned to flowers,
We’d have quite a colourful day!

There’d be bluebells and cockleshells,
Tulips red and green,
Daffodils and Chinese squill,
The brightest you’ve ever seen.

You’d see tiger lilies and water lilies,
Carnations pink and blue,
Forget-me-not and small sundrop
Glistening with the dew.

We’d have fireweed and milkweed
And many more different flowers.
Mexican star and shooting star,
Falling in the showers.

And if all the showers turned to flowers
On that rainy April day,
Would all the flowers turn to showers
In the sunny month of May?

by Karen Chappell