This flower bed contains shade lovers like hosta, ferns, astilbe, bluebells (which are now fading), and, of course, tons of phlox.
The solarium plays host to the shade garden. Virginia creeper has begun its yearly ascent up the walls. I have always wanted an ivy covered cottage. Each year it becomes closer to my ideal.
Phlox make wonderful cut flowers. They are long lasting and smell heavenly. I love how they look against a white backdrop.
My tray of found jars now plays host to a smattering of phlox. I plan to fill it with whatever is in season each week this year. You will see it many times over with different blooms to add life and color.
Let yourself be charmed by the simple gifts of nature, and be prepared to welcome abundance into your life.
Until next time...