Calming summer whites…

Considered a weed, the presence of Morning Glory always brings a smile to my face. This one was growing wild in Chicago’s Lincoln Park along Lake Michigan’s lakefront. Resilience should be rewarded for this summer white bloom. Copyright 2023 Pamela Breitberg
Hah. I always these summer staples, “impatience” flowers. But their name is spelled differently: Impatiens. They’re hardy, dependable annuals that exhibit patience with the varying summer weathers. Copyright 2023 Pamela Breitberg
Of course I need to include the amazing natural bouquets of the summer white Hydrandea. It seems this personal favoite of mine has become popular for many as I see it more and more on my morning walks. Copyright 2023 Pamela Breitberg
My plant identification app shows this blooming shrub as Panicle Dogwood (Cornus racemosa). I never think of Dogwood hosting these type of blooms; so I’ve had more learning this morning. There are a number of white blooming shrubs that have similar blooms. The next image shows a similar flowering shrub. Copyright 2023 Pamela Breitberg
These summer white blooms have smaller flowers, though similar in shape to the Dogwood above. Black Elderberry (Sambucus nigra) is how this one is identified. The summer whites of gardens add a calming for ones eyes from summer’s increasing show of bright bold yellow sunflowers. Whether the natural blooming cluster bouquets of summer whites be Hydrandea, Panicle Dogwood or Elderberry, may they give you a calm, warm smile. Copyright 2023 Pamela Breitberg


  1. Pam your presentation was lovely. I don’t have a green thumb however I enjoy flowers around me all the time.
    Thanks for the information

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