Phlox paniculata

'David' garden phlox with L.D. Braithwaite ('AUScrim') David Austen rose. (Photos by Stephen Westcott-Gratton)

Cut flowers, harvested fresh from your garden

Stephen Westcott-Gratton

Four examples of how to bring cut flowers from your garden inside and present them in simple but beautiful arrangements. Tips and techniques for vases.

‘Blue Paradise’ summer phlox

Judith Adam

The ‘Blue Paradise’ summer phlox (Phlox paniculata ‘Blue Paradise’) is lavishly blooming in Judith's sunny front bed. It's a cultivar bred for mildew resistance.

'Katherine' phlox (Photo by Garden Making)

Dealing with mildew on phlox

Judith Adam

Drenching rains can cause an early onset of mildew on phlox. These scented, long-blooming perennials are one of the backbones of summer gardens.