I never quite catch the moment when spring slides into summer. But now that Memorial Day is a week and a half behind us, I guess the time has arrived.
The prairie smoke, wild columbine, and bellwort – all spring flowers – are now working on seeds.
Some of the summer flowers are underway.
festiva maxima peony has already come and gone
But most are not yet flowering. Just wait until all of these are in bloom!
bee balm is a giant bush
cup plant is collecting water
joe-pye weed is spreading
pearly everlasting looks awful, which is a good thing because…
…these are protective webs for the American Lady butterfly’s caterpillars
tall sunflower and purple giant hyssop have spread so much that there is no more room to walk through that section of the garden
yellow coneflower is a jungle
common milkweed is budding
and the damselflies are back in the yarrow