Oh, it would be nice if this were a post about flowers that bloom twice in a season!
Sadly, it’s not.
Last year we had a similar snow on May Day. This year, Mother’s Day. Does that mean next year, Memorial Day?
Fortunately, there appears to be no long-term damage. However, this late storm serves as a reminder that average last frost dates (now officially May 10 in Colorado Springs) are not guaranteed last frost dates. A few clients chomp at the bit to get annual color and plants fresh from the greenhouse at the first opportunity to wear short sleeves. Wise is the gardener who waits.