First row:  Spirea*, Astilbe, Silvia#, Arugula%, Black-Eyed Susan^
Second row:  Buttercup^, Flax^

 

* This cultivar was developed especially for the Morton Arboretum.

# We had forgotten what this was.  In the process of looking it up this morning, we found that it is a “psychoactive herb”.  That would explain the crazy bunnies.

% Who knew lettuce could be beautiful?

^ A few years ago, the girls and I gave my wife wildflower seeds for Mother’s Day.  The “Mother’s Day Garden” is  now beginning its blooming season.

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