Rhododendrons love the Lake Michigan shoreline area….Well drained soil, slightly acidic and plenty of insulating snow in winter
Alliums are now done blooming and can be dried for fall arrangements. If you like them plan to buy the bulbs in fall for planting
This is Elderflower….very large and generally grows in ditch areas. In bloom in June. Don’t mistake it for Giant Hogweed the plant that has been in the news lately.
Squash blooms are edible and delicious….might want to consider some Qtip pollination to help Mother Nature along
Don’t forget Crotons are not just a “houseplant”….great for containers on the deck or patio to combine with flowering annuals