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Aug 24, 2020 6:01 PM CST
Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
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Garden Phlox (Phlox Paniculata)

These blooms are a mainstay in the mid to late summer perennial gardens. They seem to take the worst of summer heat and dry spells without damage. And they add color when most needed. The nicest feature of this plant is the huge number of bees and butterflies it attracts! The generic page lists something for everyone. Phloxes (Phlox)

[Editor's Note: This banner has been run before. To see the previous conversation, go here: The thread "Banner for December 7, 2017 by TBGDN" in Site Banners forum

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Aug 24, 2020 6:47 PM CST
Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
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This banner was previously run on December 7, 2017. We have experienced a very hot, dry summer here (in 2020) which has severely affected all plants whether vegetable, shrub, tree or floral perennial. Yet I have enjoyed some very good blooms from the phlox (P. paniculata). They are excellent cut flowers and seem to "laugh" at summer heat & drought. Just one stem will perfume a room with a pleasing fragrance of delicate beauty and aroma. I cannot find the original photo from which the banner was made; however here are some reminders of past years what they look and smell like.
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Aug 24, 2020 6:48 PM CST
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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Beautiful banner Leon!
As Yogi Berra said, “It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future.”
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Aug 24, 2020 6:56 PM CST
Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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Gorgeous, Leon Hurray!
I agree that they laugh off heat and drought, and with the more mildew resistant cultivars available, they are wonderful for late August colour here!
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Aug 24, 2020 7:03 PM CST
Name: Frenchy
Falls Church, VA (Zone 7b)
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Great banner Leon!
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Aug 24, 2020 9:59 PM CST
Name: Marilyn
Kentucky (Zone 6a)
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Beautiful banner and pics Leon. Love the pink color.
Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


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Aug 25, 2020 10:29 AM CST
Zone 5
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I'm envious to hear how well your Phlox did this year. I'm in the same zone and my David phlox had horribly torrid heat reactions. Of course no rain for long periods doesn't help. This has been a stressful year for the garden in general. We reminisce through our photos of better days gone by.
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Aug 25, 2020 1:28 PM CST
Name: Kim
Black Hills, SD (Zone 5a)
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Absolutely love this banner, Leon!
Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, 1Cor. 13:4
Let’s talk about Animal Fun Facts, Birds, Trees/Shrubs, or Oleanders!
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Aug 25, 2020 1:50 PM CST
Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
Light is the shadow of God!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Region: United States of America Region: Indiana Vegetable Grower
Garden Ideas: Master Level Peonies Hummingbirder Cat Lover Dog Lover Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Thank you Kim. I am hoping for better conditions in CA with all the wildfires. I know you and several others are affected in some way; especially some of our iris forum members. Please be safe! And know you are in our prayers and thoughts.
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Aug 25, 2020 4:22 PM CST
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
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Beautiful banner Leon!
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
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Aug 25, 2020 5:32 PM CST
Name: Casey
North Carolina (Zone 7b)
So pretty Leon! Thank you for sharing pics of your garden. Lovey dubby
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Aug 25, 2020 6:10 PM CST
Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
Light is the shadow of God!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Region: United States of America Region: Indiana Vegetable Grower
Garden Ideas: Master Level Peonies Hummingbirder Cat Lover Dog Lover Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Thank you everyone for taking the time to leave your wonderful comments, thumbs and acorns! Specifically: @Fleur569, @Frenchy21, @greenappleagnes, @greene, @iciris, @Johannian, @KFredenburg, @krobra, @Lestv, @lovemyhouse, @Marilyn Acorn , @plantmanager, @TexasPlumeria87, @touchofsky Acorn , @vic Acorn , & @wildflowers. Also @MargieNY, @tveguy3, and @crawgarden. I am thankful to each of you who make this forum such an interesting and educational part of NGA.
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Aug 25, 2020 6:55 PM CST
Name: Kim
Black Hills, SD (Zone 5a)
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TBGDN said:Thank you Kim. I am hoping for better conditions in CA with all the wildfires. I know you and several others are affected in some way; especially some of our iris forum members. Please be safe! And know you are in our prayers and thoughts.


Thank you for the kind words, Leon!
Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, 1Cor. 13:4
Let’s talk about Animal Fun Facts, Birds, Trees/Shrubs, or Oleanders!
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