‘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.


Culver’s root and turtlehead: Late summer stars

Judith Adam

At the Stratford Festival garden in Ontario, I was surprised to find tall thick stands of culver’s root and turtlehead, two old-fashioned Zone 5 plants.

'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.

Lavender 'Katherine' phlox is fragrant. (Garden Making photo)

Moving and dividing perennials, again and again

Judith Adam

As often happens when moving and dividing perennials, the plant has done so well that the root ball is far larger than expected.