Throughout history, the phrase "April showers bring May flowers" has been long uttered. But does it ring true today? There are many other factors to a beautiful flower than just rain. Sunlight, fertile soil, bees pollinating it; some ground has more moisture in it than others, and doesn’t need as much rain. So can we conclude that these showers bring flowers?
Obviously, everything needs at least a little rain to grow. But more so recently we have been seeing various flowers springing up in earlier and earlier months, like March. With temperatures getting warmer, flowers can grow sooner. We can naturally say that April showers do bring May flowers.
But where does the phrase come from? It first appeared in 1886, by a man named George Latimer Apperson. "March winds and April showers bring forth May flowers". It is also possibly a poem released as early as 1610.
I agree that April showers bring May flowers, as I see tulips growing in late March into early April. This is always a great sight to see, as the cold winter temperatures are very tiresome by this time.