Why Do We Say ‘April Showers Bring May Flowers?’

You’ve heard the phrase “April showers bring May flowers,” but do you know where this spring time phrase originates?

The saying actually dates all the way back to 1886 and it originated in the United Kingdom. Meteorologist Jason Meyers explains more about this common phrase in the video above.

And, if you’re looking for some great plants to put in your garden this spring, these are the top 15 native plants for Southern gardens, according to Better Homes and Gardens magazine.

  • Hardy Hibiscus
  • Indian Pink
  • Crested Iris
  • Bee Balm
  • Northern Sea Oats
  • Helen’s Flower
  • Stoke’s Aster
  • Royal Catchfly
  • Woodlan Phlox
  • Swamp Lily
  • Rain Lily
  • Pitcher Plant
  • Bugbane
  • Foam Flower
  • False Indigo

See pictures of these native plants and get advice on growing them from Better Homes and Gardens here.