There's nothing better than spending a day at the lake or in the pool with family and close friends. So as I write this Seasonal Celebrations post to join in with Donna's excellent meme, I'm looking forward to some quality time on the water.
This is, however, a blog about plants. So to tie it all together, here's a list of some of my favorite summertime plants:
Daylilies: Mine are starting to bloom, and I've noticed other bloggers posting about their Daylilies, too. If you don't have Daylilies in your garden, I highly recommend them. With minimal care, they provide pops of color on hot summer days when other plants aren't as showy.
Black Raspberries: I can't wait to pick 'em and bake with 'em! We have a sizable patch up at our vacation property. They're so sweet and tasty—whether consumed fresh or in berry desserts.
Roses: I don't have many Roses in my garden, but they certainly signify summer for me. In this northern climate, the season for Roses is way too short! I'm researching organic pest control for Roses so I can add more to my garden.
Hydrangeas: They're about to bloom! That must sound so funny to some of you who've had blooming Hydrangeas for several weeks now. Actually, mine are early like everything else, and the bushes sure are healthy and lush this year!
Cosmos, Zinnias, Snapdragons, and Liatris: It will be a while before my cut flower garden produces enough blooms for a bouquet. But all of a sudden after a few hot days, I'll walk out into the garden in the morning and harvest a bucketful! I can't wait!
Ah, summertime! Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to enjoy a cool iced Tea on the veranda...
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Please join in the “Lessons Learned” meme by including a link to your post in the comments. Or, you can click on the “Lessons Learned” tab at the top of this page. The Mr. Linky widget will be live until the solstice—when I’ll do a wrap-up post about all our lessons. And join Donna at Garden's Eye View for “Seasonal Celebrations.” You can combine the two in one post, or link to them separately.