After a very cool spring, our early summer flowers are in bloom; the bridal wreath spirea, a large patch of self-seeded violas, and our native wild orchid, the yellow lady slipper. It is an endangered species, so one cannot just dig it up from its wild state. I have had this one for many years and it was rescued from the pathway of the construction of a major highway. This variety of lady slipper is a medium height. It grows in dappled shade. Every year I marvel at the delicate yet sturdy flowers.