“At last came the golden month of the wild folk-- honey-sweet May, when the birds come back, and the flowers come out, and the air is full of the sunrise scents and songs of the dawning year.”

― Samuel Scoville Jr., Wild Folk

“Then you have to remember to be thankful; but in May one simply can't help being thankful . . . that they are alive, if for nothing else. I feel exactly as Eve must have felt in the garden of Eden before the trouble began.”

― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea

“The last days of May are among the longest of the year.”

― Alice Munro, What is Remembered

"When April steps aside for May, like diamonds all the rain-drops glisten; fresh violets open every day: to some new bird each hour we listen." — Lucy Larcom

"Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment, until it becomes a memory." - Dr. Seuss

 "On the second Sunday of May, we honor those women who are our mothers. Whether we shower her with gifts, take her to a fancy dinner or make her a homemade card, what moms want most is to be surrounded by the love of their family." —American National Day Calendar

"It was the month of May, the month when . . . lovers, subject to the same force which reawakens the plants, feel their hearts open again, recall past trusts and past vows, and moments of tenderness, and yearn for a renewal of the magical awareness which is love." —Sir Thomas Malory

. "O, the month of May, the merry month of May,

So frolic, so gay, and so green, so green, so green!

O, and then did I unto my true love say,

. . . thou shalt be my Summer's Queen."

—Thomas Dekker

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01 May Day

02 National Truffle Day

03 National Garden Mediation Day

04 National Star Wars Day

05 Cinco de Mayo

06 National Nurses' Day

07 School Lunch Hero's Day

08 National Coconut Cream Pie Day

09 National Sleepover Day

10 National Shrimp Day

11 National Twilight Zone Day

12 National Limerick Day

13 National Apple Pie Day

14 National Decency Day

15 National Chocolate Chip Day

16 Love a Tree Day

17 National Pack Rat Day

18 National Visit Your Relatives Day

19 National Devil's Food Cake Day

20 National Rescue Dog Day

21 National Memo Day

22 National Solitaire Day

23 National Taffy Day

24 National Brother's Day

25 National Tap Dance Day

26 National Paper Airplane Day

27  National Cellophane Tape Day

28 National Hamburger Day

29 National 529  Day

30 National Mint Julep Day

31 National Memorial Day

May Day is a special day for celebrating the coming of spring by planting flowers and also by sharing them with friends.  People used to celebrate the first of day with feasting and dancing around the traditional May Pole.

The second Sunday is set aside to honor Mothers and treat them with special gifts and dinners not of their own making.

On May 5th it seems everyone one is Hispanic with Cinco de Mayo celebrations becoming as common as St. Patrick's Day celebrations.  

Memorial Day which used to be celebrated on the 31st, now celebrated on the last Monday of the month, honors fallen soldiers from all past military engagements.  It is also recognized as the beginning of summer and celebrated with cook-outs and beach trips and the opening of community swimming pools.  The official beginning of summer is still a couple of weeks away.


Custom framed prints are now at Rolling Hills.  Custom framing by Clayton's Wood Shop offers a large variety of prints including ones by Bob Timberlake, Ducks Unlimited, and some original art prints.


May often brings some of the most beautiful weather of the entire season: warm, breezy days aren’t stifling hot and the mornings are still cool. Enjoy this time in your garden and try to take it all in; the fragrant Lilacs, elegant Bleeding Hearts, and classic Bearded Iris are just some of the treasures of the May garden that should be appreciated. And remember, the more work you do to pull weeds, mulch, and give your plants a healthy start to the season, the less work you’ll have to do in the hot June or July garden.

PLANTING:  Whether you are just starting to plant your garden or finishing up, May is the time to do it.  In most areas all danger of frost has passed and the ground is warm enough to germinate seeds.  Plant vegetables, annuals, wildflowers, and perennials and be sure to care for them after planting.

MAINTAINING:  Be sure to keep up weeding.  New weeds can sprout overnight and be out of control before you know it.   Feed, fertilize and then mulch.  Divide and transplant perennials such as iris and peonies.   Prune spring blooming shrubs such as lilacs, forsythia, and flowering almond as soon as they finish their bloom cycle.

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