I went outside today expecting nothing. The garden is in a state of profound neglect. Heat, no appreciable rain, deer and the slowest painters on the face of the universe have had their effect. What I found suprised me.
There are two small stands of this roadside phlox. It was blooming despite years of neglect when I first moved to this house 12 years ago. When I built the garden I left it to honor the garden’s past. It survives everything. It made me smile.