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Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
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TBGDN
Dec 6, 2017 6:01 PM CST
Garden Phlox

These summer 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!

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Name: Lilli
Copenhagen, Denmark, EU
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IrisLilli
Dec 7, 2017 4:37 AM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!

A bright and colourful image for at grey December day! Thumbs up
You don't know if it will grow until you try!
Name: Stan
Florida Panhandle (Defuniak Sp (Zone 8b)
Region: Florida Region: Gulf Coast Enjoys or suffers hot summers Daylilies Lilies Keeps Horses
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GaNinFl
Dec 7, 2017 5:49 AM CST
Great Phlox Banner, Leon! Thumbs up Thumbs up
Stan
(Georgia Native in Florida)
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Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tomato Heads Houseplants Garden Ideas: Level 1 Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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pirl
Dec 7, 2017 6:13 AM CST
Great banner!
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
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TBGDN
Dec 7, 2017 8:39 AM CST
Thank You! everyone.
The picture from which this banner was made seems to have disappeared on me. However I have some which I found today that are similar. For anyone who wants a powerful fragrance in the gardens, plant some phlox. These are the perennial kinds known as Phlox paniculata. If you want plenty of bees and butterflies these are the blooms to try. Here are some old photos that I found this morning. The first at left is a generic seedling which I left in the garden. The second is named "Prime Minister", and third at right is called "David" I presume after the Biblical David. And the last is of a generic seedling.

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As most of you already know there are many, many cultivars including the "annual" ones known as Phlox drummondii.




Lux Umbra Dei
Freedom is a gift from God! -Not government!
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Dec 7, 2017 9:01 AM CST
Great banner Leon
Keep Calm and Carry On
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tomato Heads Houseplants Garden Ideas: Level 1 Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
pirl
Dec 7, 2017 10:29 AM CST
I've been shopping online for phlox so your photos are magical to my eyes. I have lots of David and some others but want more for another garden. The inspiration came from these photos taken this summer:
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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
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TBGDN
Dec 7, 2017 11:49 AM CST
Arlene, Scenes like those will entice anyone! Simply gorgeous settings. Thumbs up And they are so fragrant too.
Lux Umbra Dei
Freedom is a gift from God! -Not government!
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
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TBGDN
Dec 7, 2017 5:17 PM CST
Thank You! everyone: Specifically @IrisLilli, @GaNinFl, @pirl, @crawgarden for the encouraging comments.
And also @Fleur569, @lovemyhouse, @CarolineScott, @GaNinFl, @carolem, @JuneOntario , @krobra, @Fleur569, @vic, @evermorelawnless and @Bonehead for your generous thumbs and acorns. All are very thoughtful of you and acknowledged with a greatful heart. Smiling *Blush*

A special Thank You! to @HemNorth in another matter which she is aware of. Thumbs up
Lux Umbra Dei
Freedom is a gift from God! -Not government!
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Name: Nora
Castlegar, B. C. Canada (Zone 5b)
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HemNorth
Dec 7, 2017 6:43 PM CST
How sweet of you to acknowledge all the people that are so grateful for your photos and Thead comments.
We can all see your love of and dedication to gardening. It's in your soul. Lovey dubby

Keep up the great work that you do so well.

And here's a bouquet for you:

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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
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TBGDN
Dec 7, 2017 7:53 PM CST
Nora,
Thank you so much; it's gorgeous. Bless you for the kind words and bouquet! So fitting on a cold, blustery December day! Thumbs up
Lux Umbra Dei
Freedom is a gift from God! -Not government!
Name: Lilli
Copenhagen, Denmark, EU
Irises Roses Bulbs Hellebores Foliage Fan Cottage Gardener
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IrisLilli
Dec 8, 2017 1:35 AM CST
Arlene, those pictures sure are drool-worthy! Drooling

Thank you Leon! Your images are always a joy! I tip my hat to you.
You don't know if it will grow until you try!
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tomato Heads Houseplants Garden Ideas: Level 1 Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
pirl
Dec 9, 2017 2:50 PM CST
Thanks, Lilli - they were taken at a local nursery where they have an "Idea Garden", totally entrancing and a great stroll on a hot day.



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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
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TBGDN
Dec 9, 2017 5:25 PM CST
Arlene,
I wish I could be in a place like that just now: It's snowing "cats and dogs" here all day with drifting winds. These and pictures like them will sustain us through the long winter ahead. I look forward to the landscape photos and other wide shots of places like this. Thank you for sharing some beauty of this place. And I am especially drawn to the aquatic plants in the old bath tub. I will wait patiently for spring here, but I plan to enjoy another favorite season also--- Christmas! I wish everyone a very happy Christmas.
Lux Umbra Dei
Freedom is a gift from God! -Not government!
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tomato Heads Houseplants Garden Ideas: Level 1 Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
pirl
Dec 9, 2017 7:34 PM CST
It's closed now and plants have been cut back so no new photos there until April.
Name: Lilli
Copenhagen, Denmark, EU
Irises Roses Bulbs Hellebores Foliage Fan Cottage Gardener
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Seed Starter Winter Sowing Bee Lover Dog Lover Region: Europe
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IrisLilli
Dec 10, 2017 9:25 AM CST
Thank You! for sharing, Arlene. I tip my hat to you.

It sure looks like a place well worth visiting. Lovey dubby

You don't know if it will grow until you try!

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