By Savannah Wood, Education Intern
Looking for a bright addition to cheer up your day? The Cummer during summer is the right place to be! Impatiens flowers are in full bloom here in our gardens during the summer months. Impatiens are named after the Latin, impatiens, which means “impatient”, because their ripe seed pods will sometimes burst open from even a light touch, scattering seeds into the air, as if they were impatient to open. Impatiens are also sometimes referred to as “jewelweeds”, which could possibly refer to their shiny leaves, particularly after rainfall when the water resting on the leaves reflects light as in a prism. They come in several different color varieties, some of which include pink, white, blue pearl, and coral. These diverse hues of impatiens are featured in both the Italian Garden and the English Garden at the Cummer. Be sure to check out these delightful flowers while they are still in bloom!