Monday, August 16, 2010

Summer Flowers

Variegated Garden Phlox
Phlox paniculata
(floks) (pan-ick-yoo-LAY-tuh)

Here are a couple of groups of summer flowers to brighten up Monday. Variegated Garden Phlox is a classy plant. It seems to grow a bit weaker than the regular Garden Phlox but certainly can hold its own in the border or en masse. The delicate pink and white shading of the flowers is always interesting and it seems to be fairly disease resistant.

Just about every one knows this next flower. It is a super reliable bloomer and always looks good this time of year. I just have to find a way to keep the deer away from them. Luckily they hadn’t descended on this patch yet.

Black-Eyed Susan
Rudbeckia fulgida
(rud-BEK-ee-a) (FUL-jih-duh)


Arija said...

Beautiful shots, love the phlox.

Kala said...

Love those black-eyed susans.

Rookie said...

cools shots especially black-eyed

SandyCarlson said...

Cool and warm at the same time. Perfect.