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Thursday, May 1, 2008
Phlox pilosa Still Perfect, Week Two
I couldn't let another week go by with out extolling the virtues of the Practically Perfect Pink Phlox pilosa.... again. As you can clearly see, she is still blooming and wafting her delicious sweet perfumed scent all over the garden. You'll have to trust me, she does indeed waft her perfume around the yard and she will for the next month.
She is happy almost any place. This morning I noticed she had found her way into the front wildflower bed and was just beginning to bloom; good news indeed...that means pink for an even longer time! Okay, she's perfect but she can't plant herself... I admit, I planted her there last year! But she transplants easily!
Not that she could be out shown by any other flower...but, what do you think of this sweet Tradescantia. They like to spread, but that's not a problem in a wild garden.
Clematis 'Nellie Moser' can hold her own, too. Thank you Frances for the name!
This is my newest pink plant, Clematis montana 'Rubens'. This plant smells of Vanilla and
is another cutie pie. She called to me from a shelf of plants outside the Krogers....when did grocery stores start selling plants? C Rubens has been on my want list since I killed the last one! Beautiful plant wrong spot!
Verbena Homestead isn't pink but he looks so good with the new leaves of Euonymus americanus that I had to include him.
Since we have wandered into purple...why not hop on over to blue.
This blue is lovely... When you get up close and personal with some plants you notice they shine. Tradescantia is like that. Across the garden they look like big wavy armed green stalks; but, oh, how lovely he is when you look into his face.
May you all have splendid plants in your life.