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Friday, April 8, 2011

Any Minute!

Phlox pilosa
Phlox pilosa, the Practically Perfect Pink Phlox will awake and its sweet fragrance will be wafting across the garden.

Could a gardener be any luckier!

xxoogail



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29 comments:

  1. Gail,I love that time just before - just before the blooming main event, the sweet waiting time - your shot captures that time so well...

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  2. Now isn't that a sign of spring and hope and everything wonderful to come! Do hope that you've been able to right things after your storm - the weather these days is definintely strange.

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  3. Uh yeah, if it's already fully open and the scent is already wafting across the garden, :) Thanks again!!

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  4. Makes you want to sit outside and watch it open.

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  5. oh exciting! I wasn't reading your blog yet last spring so this is my first time to see that phlox.

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  6. Darla, LOL...of course it's bloomed in your garden! It's so exciting knowing that a bit of c and l is in Florida. xxoogail

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  7. Hi Gail - do you have a time-exposure setting?? ;-) Love that you're seeing this already... especially after the times you've recently experienced!

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  8. A gardener should could not be any luckier!

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  9. This gardener could be luckier...and have all of your glorious flowers in her own garden ;) I can't wait to see your Phlox open!

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  10. Oh, it is Spring. Sure wish I had some in my garden. Maybe one day.

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  11. I assume that is a phlox that will not be happy in my mostly zone 5 garden.

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  12. Gail,

    That phlox is a beauty. Did not know any phlox was fragrant.

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  13. Pat, I would try it anyway! gail

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  14. Randi, There are several phloxes with delicious fragrance~P paniculata,
    P divaricata and P pilosa...All lovely plants for our gardens. gail

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  15. Oh that sounds so perfect, and fragranced tooooo.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

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  16. I love the anticipation of waiting for buds to burst into bloom. Do you know, Gail, I've never smelled the fragrance of PPPP? I won't make that mistake this year when mine bloom.

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  17. How can that be, Gail? It just seems way to early. I love that photo. Anticipatory.

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  18. Lucky you! Can't wait to see it in your garden!

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  19. What a beautiful picture, Gail.
    Can't wait for the follow up and to see the full flower.
    Paula Jo

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  20. Super sharp picture. Great colors!
    Still will have to wait to see mine.

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  21. I know it's an exciting moment, the stage just before the bud would burst open into a beautiful smile! Great shot!

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  22. That little clump of PPP you sent last year looks so full and healthy despite the drought last summer. I am excited too. No buds here yet though. Can't wait to see the preview.

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  23. Mine is just about to bloom too, Gail. I'm excited. Love, love, love this plant. :)

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  24. Hi Gail, I have added more Phlox to my garden. They performed so well last year, and even survived the summer with very little rain.

    Spring is such a lovely time of year....anticipation is the key.

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  25. Stunning photo, Gail. Wish I could share the POPPING moment beside you! Though behind you, our weekend was grand.

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  26. Wow what a wonderful photo, makes you want to reach out and touch it. Just beautiful!

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  27. I'm so glad I discovered creeping Phlox - mine are at the same stage, and I am riveted. The flowers are the same colour as the neighbouring Anenome blanda too, which is an added bonus. I suppose I should try and claim credit...

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  28. Dear Gail, You capture such a magical time with this photo. I believe my favorite moments are in wait or anticipation for the unfurling folds of blooms. Phlox are so delicate in this stage. I can feel your excitement. Still a bit of a ways off for us here in the NE. Beautiful photograph!

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