Wednesday, July 8, 2009

~I love Phlox~

Phlox has to be my favorite perennial....besides Coneflowers. My garden just doesn't seem complete until they start blooming.
This year they are gorgeous! I'm guessing it the fertilizers we applied in the spring.

I have more I haven't photographed yet. Orange Perfection, Red Riding Hood, Nicki, Franz Schubert, and Blue Boy. They smell so good and when I'm in the garden, especially in the morning the fragrance is awesome!

Here's a view of part of one my cutting gardens. Those are Strawflowers planted around the Windmill.

I also have around 56 Zinnia plants, Blue Statice, tall Ageratum, and cutting Asters that are starting to bloom really good. I've been taking bouquets to market for the past 3 wks. now.
They are selling pretty good, and I'm happy with the variety I have this year.

We've been eating green beans, squash, tomatoes, potatoes, cucumbers and onions from our garden. It so nice to go out and pick our dinner. I'm sure I'll be tired of it soon, but for now it's wonderful!

Till next time,
Happy Gardening!


Kath ~★The Olde Weeping Cedar ★~ said...

Love your Phlox, Terry. How do you keep yours from getting powdery mildew?? Your gardens are so healthy and lush and your blooms are amazing! :)
Love seeing your pics.


basketsnprims said...

Terry ~
The more I see the more amazed I am. No wonder they call you greenfingers. It's all so gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

Zaroga said...

I just love dropping by and looking at your garden.

I grew straw flowers many years ago and remember drying them for a bouquet.

Susannah said...

I can smell those phlox right now! They are gorgeous! Wonderful pictures.


mlc said...

Check out those phlox? I didn't know there were so many different colors. I've been thinking of trying to plant a cutting garden to experiment with next year. All I have now in midsummer is the annuals I manage to find a place for. Yours sounds wonderful.

carolyn@primitive~devotion said...

Terry, you know how I love your phlox AND coneflowers! My Mama always had both and loved them too. I haven't been able to get them to grow in my yard. I need to work on a patch and maybe have it ready for next year.
Looking at your garden photos is so relaxing.