In the Good Old Summer Time…

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Summer Time in the Wildflower Walk. Read About Oli’s Wondrous Wildflower Walk Here

Long days, balmy nights, bare feet and the smell of freshly mown grass: summer time at last. And now, with the rush of spring time planning and planting behind us, it’s time to begin reaping the garden’s rich rewards. Step inside the sapling fence and snip a few sprigs of fresh mint. There’s sun tea brewing on the terrace and later, fresh raspberries for homemade daiquiris.

Summer begins tonight at 7:09 pm ET, and though her days are long, they are also fleeting. Make time to pack a picnic from the garden, roll up a lavender-scented blanket and slip off to the lake. Oh, and don’t forget the sparklers for twirling in twilight’s blue hour. You’ve worked hard all spring, now it’s time to relax…

A Warm Welcome to Good Old Summer Time…

Minted Ice Tea with Lime: Click Here for Past Post & Recipe

Refreshing, Lime-Kissed Raspberry Daiquiris: Click Here for Past Post & Recipe

Song of Summertime Salad: Click Here for Recipe & Post

Garden-Fresh Frittata on the Terrace: Click Here for Recipe

My Favorite Potato Salad, Patricia Wells’ Pommes À L’Huile: Recipe & Post, Click Here

Find Vegetable Gardening Tips and More Kitchen Garden Recipes & Cocktails on the Potager Page: Click Here

Long, Lingering Sunlight in the Wildflower Walk

In the Good Old Summer Time – YouTube Link by RagtimeFreak86

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A Kiss Goodbye: Farewell to Springtime

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An Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly Visits the Mountain Laurel Along the Secret Garden Path

Early this morning, warm sunlight streaming through dewy fog lifting from the valley, I slipped outside for my last springtime walk through the garden. The seasons change tonight —7:09 pm ET marking the Summer Solstice and the longest day of the year— as we say goodbye to Spring and hello to Summer. How to celebrate? With so many lovely options, I’ve yet to decide. How will you ring in this much-anticipated season? A swing in the hammock? A cool cocktail? Maybe a dip in the lake?

Perhaps a Strawberry Flirt? Click Here for Recipe

But before she slips through the gate, let us wish a fond farewell to sweet Springtime. She shall ever remain in our hearts!

Springtime Sunshower in the Secret Garden

Spring Dances with Summer at the Secret Garden Door

Farewell to Springtime’s Sweet Ephemerals: Blushing Aquilegia and Fragrant Woodland Phlox

Photographs and Text ⓒ Michaela Medina/The Gardener’s Eden. All photographs, articles and content on this site, (with noted exceptions), are the original, copyrighted property of The Gardener’s Eden and may not be reposted, reproduced or used in any way without prior written consent. Contact information is in the left side bar. Thank you!

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