Fussy in Fall

Summer went by like a weekend! It was idyllic from a holiday standpoint, but a tough year to garden. Not much rain and very hot for a lot of places in North America. I experienced a bug invasion of every variety this year, munching relentlessly on my plants.




Our garden grew like a jungle, with the sprinkler system working overtime and the sun beaming intensely on everything, but here we are in fall already. Given my last post was in May, let’s just say nothing revelatory happened over the past few months, but now that the October “Style at Home” issue is out with a feature on Forestwood, I thought I’d better get busy and update.


My fussy Phlox were as spectacular as I could hope for this year. They are a beautiful flower and when you see a row of these plants in full bloom, well, it’s a good thing.