What’s Blooming in the Heat?

Gardeners may be wilting, but we’re seeing the peak of bloom in many sun-loving, heat-loving plants. What’s blooming this week? Here are a few plants we’ve seen:

earlysunflower

Early sunflowers are starting to bloom in prairies and gardens.

herbpot

What a pretty herb pot! We saw this on the Hennepin County Master Gardener tour.

lilies

Lilies are the ultimate sun plant!

milkweed

The Monarch’s favorite food — butterfly mlkweed (Asclepias tuberosa) — loves the heat.

zinnias

It wouldn’t be summer without zinnias to brighten the garden.

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