I read on a gardening blog this morning that when the lilacs bloom that's the signal to plant warm weather crops. I think I'll wait a few days, however, since the wind is gusting at 60 mph today with expected lows in the 20s midweek.
The neighbors unpruned apple trees are spectacular and fragrant. But after today's tornado
it will be interesting to see how many blossoms will be left
The optimist's garden. Planted tomato plants on Saturday (upper left), but they are covered now until the winds die down and the weather warms a bit, which is expected by the end of the week.