Summer Blooming Flowers 6-24-2013

Here we are, officially IN summer here in the Midwest. Of course our first few days into summer were no different than the spring. However, this first week has turned into a hot, soupy mess of rain, humidity and enough afternoon sun to cook us for 6 hours at 88F degrees. We’ve also had so much rain that the mosquitos are breeding everywhere. I’ve even broken down to spraying my clothes with DEET.

Ahhhh, last year. Last year it was a sunny 90F with no rain, we were in a drought by now and everyone was complaining about how dry it was. I only remember how few mosquitos there were. =-)

So, are we to believe in global warming or not??

That is for another post.

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Silphium perfoliatum – cup plant
This is why it’s called a ‘cup’ plant!

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Wisteria frutescens – Wisteria
Wisteria makes my garage look nice.

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Podophyllum peltatum – May apple
It’s coming along, but needs to grow to the size of a plum.

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Hydrangea arborescens ‘Invincibelle Spirit’
The ‘first’ pink arborescens hydrangea.

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Hydrangea paniculata ‘Tardiva’

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Syringa reticulate – Japanese Tree Lilac (Clump form)

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Syringa reticulate – Japanese Tree Lilac
Close-up!

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Catalpa speciosa – catalpa or Catawba
As children, we called it, “the cigar tree” as the seeds are long & brown like cigars.

© Ilex Farrell – Midwestern Plant Girl

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