Fertilizer Friday 'Flox'

August 12, 2011

Happy Friday, everyone: 

I'm a little busy today, but I wanted to  post and link up toTootsie's Blog for Fertilizer Friday . 

Today I'll just post some quick shots of the perennial phlox that's blooming right now.  The phlox is really the 'mainstay' of my August border.  I look forward to them all summer long.

Of the below photos, I only know the official name for the first two, 'Blue Paradise' and 'Bright Eyes'. 

Have a great weekend of very happy gardening!

18 comments:

  1. wow!!! they sure are vivid!!! so gorgeous!!! I love the blues in the garden...they just seem so scream LOOK AT ME!!! lol
    thanks for linking in today...I always find something to inspire...and add to my list of must have's for next season!

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  2. look at these vibrant colors...I so love phlox and yours is especially beautiful!!

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  3. They are really beautiful. Really seem to be putting out a lot of lovely blooms in this heat.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

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  4. I have a white fragrant one that really comes into its own in the evening. Yours are gorgeous, I really must add to my collection.

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  5. Hi Diane, Phlox are my favourite flowers in the garden right now. You can never have too many! Have a great weekend.

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  6. They are beautiful Diane I might try some in my garden but I'm loving all the promise of spring here. I've just been for an early walk around my neighbourhoof

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  7. Lovely blooms... the 4th looks a lot like 'Laura'... larry

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  8. yes they are beautiful, i am sure your butterflies are lovely too. However, we dont have these in the tropics.

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  9. Wow, blue paradise is amazing!! I would love to have it in my garden. Punny play on words. :)

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  10. Diane, I may have asked you this before, but do your Blue Paradise phlox change color as the temperature changes? Mine were electric blue in the autumn-like chill here this morning, but by mid-afternoon they were hot pink in the summer sun. -Jean

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  11. Oh I can almost smell them. Actually I can, because mine should be open tomorrow! I love my little Laura Phlox. You have some excellent colors. It was relaxing just seeing your phlox. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. And once again I have found a flower I need to be growing....Phlox! You have an amazing display here, just beautiful!

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  13. I just love the Blue Paradise phlox, can you tell me does it really look that blue? It surely appears blue!
    All your phlox are wonderful!

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  14. Follow-up to the 'Blue Paradise' phlox....a few people have asked me if it's a true blue or not.

    In case anyone else is interested, I find that sometimes it does look like a true blue and at other times it looks much more purple to me.

    I'm going to have to give it a closer study to see what might change the colour - if it's the freshness of a flower cluster, light, time of day of what. I'm not really sure. I only know it does change.

    Diane

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  15. Wow, your phlox really is amazing. Great color. How can we bottle that up for remembrance during the cold winter months!?

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  16. Hi Diane, Your phlox are beautiful! I have the old-fashioned ones, really must get some of the newer cultivars...mine are very susceptible to powdery mildew. Yours look great and healthy and colorful! You asked if Nigella is an annual. Yes, it is and it re-seeds. If you want some seed email me and I'll mail you some this fall.
    Hugs, Beth

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  17. Lovely! I just have a few phlox plants. I would like to find some spots for more.

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  18. Hi Diane - Love, love, love your phlox! I wish mine looked as beautiful as yours. Mine are not too happy in my yard, not sure what I'm doing wrong with them. Of course, I've been too lazy to put much (any) effort into researching. :)

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