Plant of the Week

Let me introduce you to a favorite plant in my Northwest Indiana garden, zone 5. The map at right will help you understand your area's zone number. See the links below the maps for moon phases, sunrise, and sunset information.

Phlox 'Crater Lake'


Phlox 'Crater Lake' (Phlox Douglasii) is an herbaceous creeping perennial. The massive display of pinkish-lavender flowers bloom atop the 4 to 6 inch tall spiky little leaves in spring to early summer. Very hardy when planted in well-drained soil and full sun, this plant is excellent as a ground cover or cascading over a wall or bank. Zones 2-9.

Check out this 2018 schedule for flower and garden shows around the country:

January 26 - 28
Virginia Flower & Garden Expo
Virginia Beach Convention Center
Virginia Beach, VA

February 7 - 11
Northwest Flower & Garden Show
Washington State Convention Center
Seattle, WA

February 22 - 25
Connecticut Flower & Garden Show
Connecticut Convention Center
Hartford, CT

February 28 - May 28
Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
Epcot Center
Orlando, FL

March 1 - 4
Nashville Lawn & Garden Show
Fairgrounds Nashville
Nashville, TN

March 3 - 11
Philadelphia Flower Show
Pennsylvania Convention Center
Philadelphia, PA

March 10 - 18
Indiana Flower & Patio Show
Indiana State Fairgrounds
Indianapolis, IN

March 14 - 18
Chicago Flower & Garden Show
Navy Pier
Chicago, IL

March 14 - 18
Boston Flower & Garden Show
Seaport World Trade Center
Boston, MA

March 23 - 25
Boise Flower & Garden Show
Boise Centre
Boise, ID

March 23 - 25
Capital District Garden & Flower Show
Hudson Valley Community College
Troy, NY

April 4 - 8
San Francisco Flower & Garden Show
Cow Palace
Daly City, CA

April 5 - 8
Rhode Island Spring Flower & Garden Show
Rhode Island Convention Center
Providence, RI

April 6 - 8
Central Kentucky Home, Garden & Flower Show
Lexington Center
Lexington, KY

June 22 - 24
Newport Flower Show
Newport, RI

This page is updated weekly.

Revised:  January 15, 2018