7 Flowers for Midsummer
Heralding a season of outdoor fun and garden bounty, the first day of summer is certainly a reason to celebrate. With the summer solstice just a day away, we're getting into the spirit of the season thanks to a midsummer tradition from Scandinavia, where long, dark winters make the sunniest day of the year a particular cause for celebration. In Finland, Norway, and Sweden, the summer solstice is marked by collecting a midsommar bouquet of seven different blooms. See our seven favorites for summer above.
A Midsummer Bouquet
White Fall Aster
Photography courtesy of John Britt (calico + white fall aster), Jean (yarrow), Susan Adams (dahlia), Takuya (amaranth), Jay Morpho (aster amellus), and Isolino Ferreira (coneflower)