First Phlox

tall phlox paniculata
First Phlox

And just like that, the phlox is covered in flowers today. The heat broke with a storm and the flowers were covered with raindrops. I’ve been watching the stems grow taller but producing only leaves for weeks. Last weekend the first buds began to form at the tops of the stems and they were fast to bloom with bright deep pink flowers and an intoxicating scent.

Phlox is a native perennial and is enjoyed by all the things you want in your garden like bees, butterflies and hummingbirds, and even some things you don’t but are still good for your garden like spiders, and other insects that like scented flowers, like flies. They all pollinate things, and the phlox brings them to the yard. I often let a clump grow right in my vegetable garden to make sure the pollinators are in there.

Soon I hope to share photos of all these magical creatures who come to visit the phlox, and hope for excellent pollination for my tomatoes and beans.

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