Summer complaint in the nineteenth century and the early part of the past century was a name for diseases of little children, frequently caused by lack of refrigeration for milk and other foods, often leading to death.
Periwinkles are plentiful but blooms are slow with them, too. They wait for hot, really hot soil in which to grow. Purple Periwinkles are visible just above the stone at far right. Others are just emerging. I gave Salvia leucantha a haircut with hedge shears to plump it up for fall bloom. There's a new white Lantana in the center front of the bed above where a lavender plant failed to return.
White Dawn put out strong new canes and is blooming.
Butterflies were slow about coming to the garden. At first, I saw one at a time. Then they commenced to come in pairs. This morning there's a trio of Swallowtails on Pride of Barbados.