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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Smell the Phlox.......


The phlox are so colorful this year. Genetically they must spread giving out different color strains. I only planted a pink one and now I have various pinks and a white phlox blooming all at the same time. I had a friend at school where I taught that admired my tree plantings and all the flowers.  He restored an old house and would ask questions when the would think to imitate my yard.  I told him that I plant with no plan other than I think it should look like a country garden. I do think of the English country gardens in Europe where there are long rows of flowers with many different kinds of flowers blended together. I really have succeeded in that around my backyard patio but the rest of my gardens just never got to that kind of design. Iowa is great for growing wild grasses and weeds and volunteer trees.  I have to keep areas simple to keep them from becoming more work that I want to have. 

I have mentioned the benefits of good rains means that some flowers are damaged from it.  The phlox drops lots of small flowers on the patio after a rain.  The geraniums I share earlier this week are now back to looking pretty much beat up from the rain. The little flowers are neat though as they fall to the ground all in one flower shape making it look like an intentional scattering.

3 comments:

Mildred said...

The phlox is so pretty. We have had a lot of afternoon thunderstorms here. Today at Walmart, I thought of you.....they had a gallon pot of bee balm 1/2 price. When I got home and told John, he could not remember what it looked like, so I showed him your blog post about your beautiful bee balm!

Jeevan said...

This is beautiful with little fall of flowers... Interesting to note that one color plant blossoms different colors. I know maintaining a garden is much difficult thing and need more man power and patient to see it thrive.

carolann said...

Beautiful for sure.