Our up and down spring brought us a great display to date but has also hastened the blooms from time to time. The rhododendrons were amazing as always but the heavy weekend rains took their toll so we are ready to turn the calendar page to see our June highlights. The mountain laurel, a relative of the rhododendrons, is starting to bloom in the front center of the shade garden. The rounded hexagonal blooms offer an array of colors. Also starting are the roses which are a June highlight every year. While they will provide color into the fall, the next couple of weeks will be peak for the number of blooms. Kousa dogwoods, an Asian variety of our native Cornus florida, is in bloom with its four petal flowers and large centers that will develop into berries for migrating birds in the fall. Check out all the great flowers of June from the tram on Thursdays 10am-1pm or Sundays 1- 4 pm and watch for some extra trams in Arrowhead including Wednesday June 7th and 14th. The garden is open 8am – 8 pm daily.