Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Flocks of Phlox.......
Of all my phlox plantings, I have one that is covered with white flowers. The whole patch is starting to put out a great aroma.
The butterflies prefer the dark colors over the pale colors. I guess they are a lot like hummingbirds who look for the red colors.
Others in my blogging circles are saying that their phlox are very tall this year. Mine are the tallest I have seen in four or five years. It makes my garden look like it is growing completely out of control.
When I was a kid on the farm, the phlox seemed so magical. We had large areas of tall orchard grass and it would grow up among the tall grass without any bother. It seem to thrive in that situation. Large clumps of phlox growing up in a weedy situation really showed that summer had arrived.
The camera tends to pick up a more lavender color than it really is. The hummingbirds do not like phlox but they do the spent bee balm. The manarda is almost gone but I did see the ruby throat hummingbird dive bombing the plant. I can see him at the feeder as I walk through the window but I have yet to catch him on the camera.
I hope all is well with my blogging friends. Our weather seems to be making major changes which means someone else should be getting the rain and wind. Our rains have all moved to the southern part of the state so it will keep sliding south. August has a foothold on us and I keep wondering where the time has gone. I thank you for stopping by today.