Monday, August 3, 2009

Lots of Phlox!

Everyone who came through our garden on Sunday commented on the wonderful smell and how we grew such large phlox without powdery mildew. I don't know! I wish I did understand it! To be truthful I think I planted three phlox total in the front and this is what it has produced! I would recommend against planting 'Mt Fuji'. It is struggling in the back garden to bloom. It has reproduced itself and the reproductions don't have powdery mildew as much. Next year I will spray the 'Mt. Fuji' early in the season or try to give it more air circulation. Although as you can see in the front garden, air circulation is not a problem!


Comfrey Cottages said...

oh i love the smell of phlox! i have no luck with the low growing kind but tall garden phlox has done well in my yard too! heavenly!! :)

Lemon Verbena Lady said...

I haven't had luck with the low growing kind either. The Herbal Husband always comments about it in other people's gardens. Why can't we grow that phlox? Putting it in the right location with the right soil and drainage is critical. Don't always get that right! Thanks for stopping by!