May 27- June 2
Summer has arrived at The Morton Arboretum and the landscape is now lush and green. A few last wildflowers are to be found, such as woodland phlox, wild geranium, and waterleaf. In the tree collections, white blooms can be seen on hawthorns, alternate-leaved dogwoods, and arrowwood viburnums.
Gardens are blooming, including the Fragrance Garden Four Seasons Garden, and Joy Path (Parking Lot 21), and the Ground Cover Garden (Parking Lot 1). The colorful garden beds and brightly planted containers around the Visitor Center (Parking Lot 1) and the Thornhill Education Center (Parking Lot 21) are also changing from spring to summer flowers.
You can see showy displays of shooting stars in the Schulenberg Prairie and Savanna (Parking Lot 25) and the woods south of Big Rock Meadow (Parking Lot 13). It’s well worth visiting the prairie every week to see the changing colors of prairie plants.
No matter the weather, there are always gardens to visit, trails to wander, birds to see, and sounds to hear at The Morton Arboretum.
(Please note: This is the last Bloom Report of Spring 2022. Watch for the Fall Color Report in late September or early October).