Summer And Summer Phlox

Phlox paniculata 'Robert Poore' (Summer Phlox)

Phlox paniculata ‘Robert Poore’ (Summer Phlox)

Sunday, June 21, 2015 at 12:39 pm—Summer Solstice ( June Solstice) is today.  The temperature currently is 89 °F (31.7 °C) at 11:00 am, quickly heading toward a high of 99 °F (37 °C).

June 2015 (source: weather underground.com)

June 2015 (source: weatherunderground.com)

The weather continues to be quite a distraction and hindrance to gardening, yet somehow certain plants persevere even when the gardener falls behind. Summer phlox began blooming this week in the western border.

Phlox paniculata 'Robert Poore' (Summer Phlox)

Phlox paniculata ‘Robert Poore’ (Summer Phlox)

Phlox paniculata 'Robert Poore' (Summer Phlox)

Phlox paniculata ‘Robert Poore’ (Summer Phlox)

Happy Summer!

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19 thoughts on “Summer And Summer Phlox

  1. johnvic8

    I know this weather will pass and we will be complaining about the snow and ice, but it’s hard to be patient. The Phlox really helps, doesn’t it.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      I’ve been breaking my general rule about not watering plants this summer. It’s really helped keep things going. Plants always look their best when they get those first fresh blossoms don’t you think?

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  2. Julie

    Oh Susie, that looks hot, we would like just a little of your heat as its a cool summer over here so far, hope the heatwave breaks soon. Happy Summer to you too.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      The weather has been demanding attention this summer. Not easy to ignore it. Hmm, I like to think the phlox are clever conversationalists…

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  3. bittster

    The phlox are holding up well, much better than mine! We are just beyond the real heat, but have had a few waves of the humidity. Yuck is all I can say to that.
    Hopefully there will be a break soon, in the meantime I’m grateful for air conditioning!

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Headed toward 100 again. It’s perverse but we’re close to breaking a record for heat in June. Since we’re putting up with it we might as well get some bragging rights!

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  4. casa mariposa

    My phlox foliage was ravaged by spider mites so they’re just now putting out new growth after losing every single leaf. 😦 But extra fertilizer, cool temps and loads of rain are helping them along. They’re one of my favorite plants. Your looks wonderful!

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