“April showers bring May flowers” – or so they say.  Unlike the Eastern U.S. our rainfall is far below our average for this year, but once confusion left our plants and trees, and with a little grooming, the glorious colors of Spring are surfacing!  May 18, known as the typical start of the frost-free growing season, is upon us so if gardening is to your liking, then get out your hoe, shovel and rake because beans, corn, squashes, pumpkins, cucumbers, watermelons and sunflowers can be planted this month. That said, if “home grown” is not dominating your thoughts these days, then note that the new Sprouts Farmers Market is scheduled to open in June at the Crossroads Center on 69 in Prescott Valley.

With the promise of perfect temperatures for the month of May, Prescott as always has lots of events taking place. To highlight only a few:

  • Saturday, May 3rd, downtown Gurley Street hosted the Cinco de Mayo Fiesta from 11am – 8pm. There was taco tasting, best margarita competition, folk dancing, Mariachi music and children’s activities. Ole’!
  • Saturday, May 10th, the Gurley Girls will be the highlight of a reception and concert honoring Mothers’ Day, while supporting the Prescott Area Women’s Shelter.  Call 926-778-5933 for information.
  • Monday, May 26th, is our Memorial Day Observance in the historic Citizens’ Cemetery on Sheldon Street in Prescott. For details go to www.yavapai.us/ycc/citizens-cemetery.

Whether you call our area home, are visiting or considering a change of climate, please know that Prescott welcomes you.  And I look forward to meeting you.