Annual Phlox Fest
July 28, 2013 - August 11, 2013
For the phlox fanciers among you, we hold a Phlox Festival every year here at the nursery, always the first two weeks in August. This is the time when the majority of our 130 phlox are blooming, and so it’s a wonderful opportunity to see dozens of cultivars in bloom, and to see firsthand the differences in color, shape, height and fragrance, which are so difficult to describe in writing. It’s a pretty nice show of color, and we think you’ll be happy to discover how much action there can be in a late summer garden, especially when phlox are combined with other late-bloomers such as heleniums, asters, burnets and coneflowers.
During the Fest, Rachel will be leading garden tours every afternoon at 1:00 (except Mondays), although we usually have a guest speaker or two as well, including Dr. Leonard Perry, UVM Extension Agent and a host of WCAX’s ‘Across the Fence’ who is an extremely knowledgeable horticulturalist, and a fan of Phlox. There will be a phlox cut flower display, where you can compare the fragrance and subtleties of color side by side, and you can sign up for door prizes, including a chance to ‘win’ Rachel for a garden consultation.