Monday, July 19, 2010

The shepherd tended her phlox

Every year more tall garden phlox find their way into my garden. Hybridizers have done so much with phlox in the last few years. No longer do we need to put up with the mildew that plagues the species and earlier cultivars. The reason I like phlox so well is its long bloom period, drought tolerance, impact, and of course butterflies.

I was thrilled to find this black swallowtail in my garden Sunday afternoon.

Here are some of the phlox blooming this summer.

Volcano White

Volcano Purple

Volcano Red

Volcano Pink

Blue Paradise


And David who is a four foot tall four foot wide, snow capped presence in the garden.