18th Annual Phlox Fest
Saturday, August 1 to Sunday, August 16, 2020
100’s of Blooming Plants
For the phlox fanciers among you, we hold a Phlox Festival every year here at the nursery, always the first two weeks in August, and 2020 brings us to the 18th Annual Fest! This is the time when the majority of our 163 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.
If you are planning a phlox border of your own, there will be no better time to select the cultivars to match your palette perfectly. The phlox display gardens in the back of the nursery have been expanded and, as the plantings mature, will become increasingly useful for reference for visiting gardeners.
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, lately retired from UVM Extension,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.
Update for 2020
We are hoping we will still be able to hold Phlox Fest this year, in some fashion – please check back for updates. One thing is for sure, we will have a wonderful selection on potted phlox available for purchase!
We hope to see you here!