Summer Solstice (Updated June 21) - Summer officially arrived on Monday, June 20, bringing with it a full moon and Minnesota's longest day of the year. Roses continue their showy display in the Wilson Rose Garden and the Nelson Shrub Rose Garden. Small Yellow Lady Slippers and Showy Lady Slippers (Minnesota's state flower) can be found for a few more weeks in the Dayton Wildflower Garden and along the Wurtele Bog Walk. Daylilies just started to be seen this week, providing clumps of gold and orange color everywhere. Other seasonal favorites include several varieties of Bellflowers, Cranesbill and Yarrow.

All photos by Arboretum volunteer Dave Poplau unless otherwise specified.

Dianthus
Himalayan Rock Jasmine
Iberian Cranesbill
Dianthus/Dianthus
Adrosace lanuginesa/Himalayan Rock Jasmine
Geranium ibericum/Iberian Crane's Bill
Begonia
Petunia
Peony
Begonia/Begonia
Petunia/Petunia
Paeonia/Peony
Lambs Ear Jacobs Ladder
Lily
Stachys Byzantina/Lambs Ear Polemonium caeruleum/Jacobs Ladder
Lilium asiatic/Asiatic Lily
Rosa/Miniature Rose
 Yellow Archangel
 Bloody Cranesbill
Rosa/Miniature Rose Lamium galeobdolon/Yellow Archangel
Geranium sanguineum/Bloody Cranesbill
Canadian Anemone
Clustered Bellflower
Coral Bells
Anemone canadensis/Canadian anemone
Campanula Glomerata/Clustered Bellflower
Heuchera/Coral Bells
False Indigo
Meadow Sage
Bellflower
Baptisia australis/False Indigo
Salvia madeline/Meadow Sage
Campanula/Bellflower
Lady Slipper
 Siberian Pea Shrub  Willow Amsonia
Cypripediam parviflorum/Small Yellow Lady Slipper
 Caragana arborescens/Siberian Pea Shrub
 Amsonia tabernaemontana/Willow Amsonia
Cushion Spurge Pansies Yarrow
Euphorbia polychroma/Cushion Spurge
Viola wittrockiana/Pansies Achillea/Yarrow
clematis Candytuft Kordesii Rose
Clematis/Clematis Blue Ice Ivirus Sempervirens/Candytuft Rosa/Kordesii Rose
Wild Blue Phlox Foam Flower Hibiscus
Phlox divaricata/Wild Blue Phlox
Tiarella/Foam Flower
Hibiscus rosa - sinensis/Chinese Hibiscus
showy ladys slipper
Foxglove Chives
Cypripedium reginae/Showy lady's slipper by Tom Brinda
Digitalis purpurea/Foxglove Alium schoenoprasum/Chives
Impatiens Marigold Shrub Rose
Impatiens/Impatiens Tagetes/Marigold Rosa/Shrub Rose
Catmint Astilbe
Daylily
Nepeta x faassenii/Catmint Astilbe/Astilbe Hemerocallis/Daylily
Japanese Iris
Oriental Poppy
Persicaria
Iris Ensata/Japanese Iris
Papaver Orientale/Oriental Poppy
Persicaria Polymorphos/Persicaria
Rose
Snapdragon  Sneezeweed
Rosa/Rose Antirrhinum/Snapdragon Helenium/Sneezeweed
Sweet Allysum Zinnia  
Lobularia Maritima/Sweet Alyssum
Zinnia/Zinnia