First Day Of Summer

Yes, Looks Very Much Like Summer

Today is the official first day of summer and the garden looks very much like summer.  The weather is also, sunny, with a little breeze.  Juvenile birds tag along with their parents and wait to be fed on branches near by.  The chicks from the second family of Tree Swallows learn to fly by gliding around the garden.

Over all it’s a great day to welcome summer.

Paul's Himalayan Musk rose has never failed to bloom profusely
Paul’s Himalayan Musk rose has never failed to bloom profusely
Clematis 'Betty Corning' and Buttercup
Clematis ‘Betty Corning’ and Buttercup
Feverfew, Agastache and Columbine
Feverfew, Agastache and Columbine
'Heritage' rose and columbine
‘Heritage’ rose and columbine
Coreopsis and Campanula
Coreopsis and Campanula


4 thoughts on “First Day Of Summer

  1. Happy Summer! Your garden looks decidedly happy. I’ve read about Buttercups but not sure I’ve actually ever seen them–so bright and cheery.

    1. Happy belated summer to you too. I like Weeping Willows, the sway of their leaves is mesmerizing but I heard that its branches are easily broken. I got the Buttercup from my neighbor. They look great in summer with that bright yellow flower but they are very invasive. Even with picking off the spent flowers, its roots still expand their territory.

  2. What a gorgeous garden! Thank you for sharing your fantastic photos!

    The plants you call buttercups are also known as evening primrose, and I used to have a huge patch of them. You’re right — they are quite invasive! However, one method of controlling them is eating them! All parts of the plant, including the root, are edible and are particularly good for women, I believe.

    Another plant called “buttercup” is in the Ranunculaceae family, and I don’t know if those are edible or not. But evening primrose is in a different family. It’s scientific name is Oenothera speciosa.

    1. Thank you for visiting my blog. Your comment prompted me to search for the differences between the two flowers. I found that what I’ve been calling ‘Buttercup’, the common name actually is ‘Sundrop'(Oenothera fruticosa) and the ‘Evening primrose’ (Oenothera biennis) is the one that you mentioned as edible. The different between the two is that Sundrop blooms during the day and Evening primrose blooms in the evening. The Evening primrose is also fragrant and much taller. I have both of them in the garden and they are equally invasive. I will have to try your control route…eat them!

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