After all of unseasonable temperatures we had in April, May has been definitely spring like. I was afraid that we would go from winter to summer, but while it has been warm, it hasn't been too hot.
Iris and lilacs are flowers I associate with spring. Tulips too. But the tulips did not fare well in the cold and were bruised and broken with the weight of the snow we had every week.
Sadly, the apple and plum trees did not bloom this year. The cherry tree did bloom, so we'll see what happens in about six weeks. And I heard the peach trees on the Western Slope got frozen too. It will be a bummer year for fresh Colorado fruit. The neighbors crabapple tree did not bloom either. I'm only partially disappointed because it is the most spectacular pink tree when in bloom, but not so disappointed because my side yard won't be covered in crabapples!