Phlox (paniculata) are one of the stars of the summer garden. They give us a nice long season of bloom.
There are three different colors in this garden, and more spread around in other gardens around the yard.
I love this pale pink with the red eye. It combines beautifully with the Cerise Queen Yarrow (achillea).
This Monarch butterfly apparently likes it too.
The red phlox is a wonderfully bright shade which really livens up the garden.
Malva (Mallow) and petunias are planted at the top of this garden, among other things, and gloriosa daisies are spread throughout.
This Black Swallowtail settled on the Mallow just long enough for me to snap a quick shot. I chased it for quite a while before it cooperated!
I prosaically call this the driveway garden, since I seem to lack the imagination to come up with a more interesting name :)