Sunday, August 8, 2010

Phlox- My Perennial of the Week

Hello Everyone,

I hope you enjoyed your weekend. We had a lovely weekend but there is a definite hint of fall in the air lately- I can't believe summer could be almost over. I do enjoy Fall too but I am hanging onto summer as long as I can! I better squeeze in some more beach days soon.

If you are not tired of my garden shots I wanted to share some photos of the phlox blooming now in our garden and putting on quite a show!

The phlox above is Franz Schubert-it is a lovely mauve and white and mildew resistant.

This is a new phlox that I bought last year- Peppermint twist.

I have had this phlox for a long time and don't remember the name of it.

This one is a really intense blue.

The tall white phlox is David a lovely tall one with large trusses of bloom just starting now.It is very disease free here.

The purple and white one in the foreground is Laura another mildew resistant one that I love.there is another phlox beside it with bicolor monkshood behind it.

Bright eyes phlox.

A varigated phlox that adds color all season.

I have large clumps of phlox scattered in drifts throughout much of the garden.

I love phlox with hydrangea(these are Limelight). this is the garden out out the road.

A friend gave me this one and i love the color with the Annebelle hydrangea behind it.

Phlox is a spreader which has allowed me to place it around the garden as I divide it in the spring. Some of it is prone to mildew but I try to ignore some imperfections on the foliage and enjoy the beauty of the flowers but if some mildew bothers you the new varieties are usually mildew free. I have sprayed them in the past with 1 tablespoon of baking soda ,a few drops of ivory dish detergent and a gallon of water but didn't bother this year. I have also heard that milk sprayed on them regularly is a good deterrent-has anyone tried that? We grow organically and overlook a few imperfections- if everything was perfect it would be boring - right???

Anyway,thanks for coming around the garden again and I promise I will share something different this coming week.

Take care,



Maddy said...

Ciao dolce Carolyn,
dei tuoi post non ci si stanca mai !!!
Ha dei fiori incredibilmente belli, e li curi davvero con tanto amore!

Grazie della tua visita mel mio blog, cara! ♥

♥ Maddy

Janie's World said...

So beautiful. I can't believe fall is coming your way all ready. Our hottest month of the year is Sept., crossing over into the 100's. Your garden is so beautiful.

Jenny H. said...

I am always amazed every time you post new photos of your garden in bloom. Everything is so lush and lovely, and so well designed. I'm very envious!

Love the phlox - one of my favorite types of flower, and you've got some lovely ones. I have a lot of trouble with deer eating mine.

Seems strange to think that fall is coming your way already - didn't you just finish up the spring lilacs? :-)

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

"Phlox are one of my favorite". The fragrance is intoxicating... I love how it intensify at night and if you look out the window they seem to glow... I only have David... Your yard is "amazing", the fragrance must be unbelievable!!! I LOVE all the different ones you have. All your pictures are wonderful and I would love to linger there with a cup of coffee...

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Thanks for showing all the varieties of phlox in your garden. I couldn't get that word out of my head this week...because I thought, that sure is a pretty flower. I'll have to see if any of my friends/neighbors have this in their gardens...and maybe snap a photo if I'm lucky :) :) Have a lovely week!!! Your garden is beautiful!! Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

puddinglane said...

The beautiful lime-light hydraengas with the pink phlox is a site to behold !

Caroline said...

I have pink and purple phlox in my garden too. Its one of my favorites and adds such pretty color during this time of summer when a lot of my flowers are almost finished for the summer. My tiny backyard still needs so much more. I don't have much of a green thumb...but I'm trying!

Susan said...

Lovely, Carolyn. Just lovely. I especially loved the peppermint twist! What an enchanting garden you have. Even if you posted on it 365 times a year I wouldn't get sick of it! Susan

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

I love phlox, and yours is absolutely gorgeous!

NanaDiana said...

Phlox is so very beautiful. It has always been on my list of favorites. We have had problems in the past with the mildew but not so much this year....which is surprising because it is the wettest summer in WI history~with more to come. I just find the scent intoxicating. Lucky girl, you! Diana

Anonymous said...

Hello Carolyn,
We are not bored, at least I am not, with the pics of your so beautiful garden.
Oh yes phlox are sensible to disease but we forgive them for they are wonderful. Yours are awesome, stunning !
I have some in my garden and I love them and painted them very often. I have just finished a small painting with phlox and yellow rose.
I wish you a nice week.

It's me said...

I like these phlox...they are beautiful colored.........all of them......have a good week Ria...

Willow said...

I just love your gardens. They are an inspiration to me.


From the Kitchen said...

What a perfect way to start my morning--in your beautiful garden and listening to Enya! Thank you so much for a wonderful visit.


Madelief said...

Hi Carolyn,

Your floxes are really beautiful! You have so many varieties. I haven't got them in our garden yet, but they are certainly on my wish list! I like the new one you bought 'Pepermint twist', but the purple and lilac floxes are lovely as well!

Lieve groet, Madelief

Carol said...

Beautiful as usual! May I ask a question? Did you have a plan in mind when you planted your garden, or did you place plants wherever? I just can't get over how plush and beautiful and how the colors flow. You defiantly have talent. Please send some my way :)