Friday, August 1, 2014

ABC Wednesday - The word is C for Curious!

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Curious, indeed!

 I had earlier thought it curious . . . once the phlox began to bloom.

Even though, last fall, I had dug out a particular clump or two of
phlox that mildewed badly over the previous three years,
there seemed to be Many More plants, and groups of plants, than I'd remembered there being . . .

Curious, indeed!

We will begin by taking a look at the number of  "clumps" of phlox we see in these front beds.  Yes, we can see some across the yard... but for now, look at these closeups!

Now, let's look over the following photos.  What do you notice?

Here, in a shady bed that was once dominated by David (white) phlox, we see something that has been transpiring over the past three years . . .

And this is in the Shady "Raised Bed" area, not far away, where lavender David seems to be enlarging his territory . . .  thanks to the pollinators?


P.S.  I'm trying to keep these two phlox "out of the mainstream!"  (Both given me by my Aunt MEA)


 and "Mattie"

Enjoy a Day of Curiosity!
:-)  Shady Gardener


Carver said...

It is always interesting to me how nature can do the most unexpected things. Great shots of the phlox. Carver, ABCW-Team

Garden Fancy said...

Very interesting indeed! I've noticed clumps of phlox turning up where I least expect it this year too. I mostly just try to deadhead them as soon as I see what color they are (before they set seed), and then dig them up and either move them or get rid of them. I live on a windy hill and my phlox rarely exhibit mildew, but sometimes they're too tall and floppy -- no staking allowed! Your phlox are beautiful! -Beth

Roger Owen Green said...

charming colors!

Leslie: said...

These flowers (& photos) are absolutely stunning! Love them.

abcw team

Larry D said...

Great post, really enjoyed the photos!

Anonymous said...

I wish I could have a garden as beautiful. Such lovely pictures!

mrsnesbitt said...

I have some phlox which will be ready to plant out shortly - just busy trying to get a suitable area sorted.

Shady Gardener said...

Many thanks to each of you for your visits. I wish I had time to address each of your nice comments!