"Love is to the heart what the summer is to the farmer's year -
  it brings to harvest all the loveliest flowers of the soul"—Author Unknown
Summer strengthens the beauty and color of the earth, bringing us a more vibrant palette. The hydrangeas fill our yard and sunflowers reach for the sky; we watch the peony fade, but we await the glorious dahlia.
The vegetables and fruits add an unexpected texture to our arrangements and nature’s foliage adds a touch we have missed in the barren winter and tender spring.