Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Cottage garden favourite

Phlox paniculata or simply garden phlox as some people call it, is a favourite plant (and I have many) for my cottage gardens.
Keep them thinned out for air to circulate and powdery mildew is not too much of a problem.  Of course there are the new improved varieties that are mildew resistant but I found the white 'David' to be terribly affected by it last year.
'Miss Lingard' is an older named plant that is been in my moon garden for 13 years and never once had mildew.  She blooms earlier than others as she is a Carolina hybrid and hard to find at nurseries now.
Another I've had for a long time is 'Bright Eyes' which is quite fragrant.
Even in bud phlox is a stunning plant.
And this one becomes a beauty, name unknown.
The lovely 'Franz Schubert' is a shade of lavender that grows in my butterfly garden.
I'm linking with Tracie at Fishtail Cottage, host of Cottage Flora Thursday.  What will be blooming in your garden this year?


23 comments:

  1. I have not seen some of your beauties ... love spring.
    Have a lovely eve ~
    TTFN ~
    Marydon

    NEW GIVEAWAY ends 4/10

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  2. 'Bright Eyes' - I love it! It's what my dad has lovingly called my mum for 60 years. I know what's going into their front bed!

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  3. Absolutely dreamy my friend. Love them all...

    xoRebecca

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  4. I have the white phlox. your phlox photos are gorgeous!

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  5. Oh I love phlox! I have one huge one that spreads like crazy. I haven't had a problem with mildew on it as it is in a part of the rock garden that gets a lot of air flow ie. wind! Your varieties are beautiful!

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  6. Hi Judith,
    Gorgeous photos, I love phlox, it feels like summer to me, and the flowers last forever here:-)
    Hugs,
    Bella

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  7. Hello! I found your blog at Fishtail Cottage. I have a link there, too. First, I have to compliment you on your blog design. It is so beautiful. Your photographs are stunning! I am working on my photography skills as you will see if you click on my link! I'm headed back out to your blog to look around some more.

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  8. What beauties you have their, all lovely in every way. The fiery red one is just as stunning as the lavender Franz Schubert.
    P.S. love the banner!

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  9. Phlox are just so lovely...We are enjoying them here starting to bloom everywhere, April is my favorite time of year to drive in our area, the sides of the roads just come to life with banks of phlox..Even the county road crews will not mow those sections until they are done blooming.

    I enjoyed seeing the hybrid colors you have as they are a little different to our wild ones.

    Blessings Kelsie

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  10. All our beautiful, but personally, due to my love of all things purple/lavender, I love "Franz Schubert". Lovely post. Here comes Spring.

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  11. Beautiful pictures and flowers! Love your garden tidbits!

    Hugs,

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  12. I love garden phylox. I put some out last year and hope they come back. I am looking for a varigated one this year.

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  13. Those are all lovely. I don't have any and have debated over getting any. Sure makes me lean towards it when I see photos like these.
    Cher
    Goldenray Yorkies

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  14. Hi Judith: I have several phlox in my garden and they are a wonderful late summer plant. Love the lavendar one. V

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  15. I have the one unnamed and do not know the name either. It comes early but doesn't stay long. Love the lavender blog.
    QMM

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  16. Hi Judith...thanks for visiting my blog and commenting on my kitchen. I have followed you back. I have Bright Eyes in my garden...but I think the Franz Schubert is amazing. I've just added it to my list. I hope I can find it when the time comes...still very cold here in Ohio.
    Nice to meet you. Your blog is lovely. ~Ann

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  17. I can't seem to get enough phlox in the garden. I love it! It gives my garden the color it needs in the late Summer and Fall, which is when it blooms in my higher altitude garden. I have a 'Laura' in the garden and it makes me fall in love with it every year when the blooms appear.

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  18. I like your pretty phlox, especially the Bright Eyes! My neighbor used to have some phlox in her garden, but it isn't there anymore. We used to stand chatting over the fence while she dead-headed all the little dry flowers. Enjoyed seeing your tea cupboard, too! Bess

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  19. Judith, Your phlox are really pretty. I have some that was gifted to me from my m-i-l's garden years ago. One issue with my garden is that I wasn't at all good about labelling plants in the past but of course gifted plants don't always come with a name. Have a great wknd!
    Blessings, Beth

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  20. Beautiful pictures. I love phlox, too, and need more in my garden. Love that lavender!

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  21. Beautiful post Judith. My grandmother always had phlox too!

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  22. Absolutely stunning. Just stunning

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  23. On, I need some phlox in the garden I am creating. I'm hoping my new garden club friends will divide their plants and share! Nancy

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