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This morning the Garden of Benign Neglect was absolutely magical with filtered sun highlighting special flowers here and there~~
The morning was fresh and cool, the birds were singing and the garden was perfect. The loveliness made me sigh with contentment. How could I not~with my favorite flowers blooming with abandon! Sometimes, letting a garden do what it does best is the wisest course. Benign neglect works for this garden and for this gardener.
I wanted to capture it all for you~ The feelings, the sensation, the delight, the way the sun lit up the phlox and how perfect the morning felt~ The photos don't do it justice! That's why you have to visit....It's the only way you'll get to see Practically Perfect Pink Phlox in her glory~~
The phlox perfumes the garden as the day warms up~Oh, aren't I a lucky gardener to have this bounty! She's a generous flower and doesn't mind sharing the space with most anything that will grow back there....After all, it's a garden with a history of flowers having their way.
Now close your eyes and imagine, if you will~You're sitting on the marble bench at the top of the garden, the air is cool, but the sun is shining through the trees and warms your arms~ Native plants and a few friendly non natives are everywhere you look! ~~ Camassia is planted along the dry creek with the Iris cristata. Aquilegia canadensis and Lunaria annua have seeded themselves here and there creating the most astonishing color mixture.... A Golden azalea blooms right across the creek and at its feet are woodland phlox, golden ragwort, colorful tulips, Phlox pilosa, golden ragwort and the cutest forget me nots. Trillium and seersucker sedges with little flower tufts are nearby.....and everywhere you look is Phlox pilosa.
...and that's just what's blooming now!
It's likely that you might only notice Phlox pilosa, it's practically perfect after all.
I've been out with a bout of vertigo, it's not gone completely and I suspect it won't until it rains or the wind dispersed pollen disappears! But, a gardenblogger can only be idle for so long...