The rhododendrons, whose flowering begins here in March, survive until the Summer Solstice.
For three weeks in late May and early June, the flowers of native mountain laurel accompany those of late flowering rhododendrons.
And, when the mountain laurel are done, the Summer Solstice is here with the hydrangea.
Delicate and robust. White, lilac, the palest blue and green, pink, mauve and periwinkle.