From April flowers to May showers, new beginnings begin again six weeks into spring on May 1.
Our thoughts flash back to days of May baskets for Mom filled with dandelions. This year the dandelions saw their day in April.
Midwesterners know that warm spring days arrived a little early this year. Who knows if the sunshine in May will be as unpredictable? As gardeners plan, plant and seed, here’s hoping the harvest at the end of the growing season is plentiful. Thanks to all growers and farmers who produce the fresh fruits and vegetables that are best for good health. We’re always mindful, “No farmers. No food.”
The Naperville Community Gardeners will host their annual Plant Sale at the Garden Plots from 7:30AM until all the plants are sold, usually by 1PM, on Sat., May 12, just in time for Mother’s Day on May 13.
And did you know? Thanks to the green thumbs in Naperville Community Gardeners and other local garden clubs, many of Naperville’s public gardens are maintained with care along the Riverwalk, at Naper Settlement and the VFW, just for starters. Note the tulips at the Municipal Center in the photo taken in April.
Enjoy the merry month of May as many family-friendly outdoor activities—baseball games, tennis matches, runs and walks, gardening— enhance the choices on the jam-packed calendar. Take time to smell the roses that will be blooming soon.
Save the date and wear a Buddy Poppy to say thanks to veterans! The Memorial Day Parade steps off at 10:30AM on Monday, May 28, with flag-raising observances and other tributes on this special day beginning at 8AM. After the parade at 12:25PM, the Naperville Municipal Band will perform a patriotic concert in Central Park. The program always is another fitting reminder about the men and women in the United States armed forces who have made sacrifices to protect freedom, all too often with their precious lives.