Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Six Weeks On C&L Best Blooming List
I thought last week might be the last time I would be seeing Phlox pilosa the Practically Perfect Pink Phlox, but take a look at this shot from a trip into the wilderness back garden this morning!
and another shot in the same garden bed.
She is still lovely and still fragrant...this is the beginning of her sixth week!
If this is your first visit to this garden you probably haven't heard about this phenomenal long season bloomer. Phlox pilosa is practically perfect because she has beautiful flowers in a lovely shade of pink, requires little care, spreads demurely, has sweet fragrance and blooms for more than a month. Her color does get a bit more pink then fades to purple as she ages. If she travels a bit more than you like...just dig her out. Yesterday, I transplanted a few of her progeny into the sunny front garden and I expect they will adjust with very little complaint. I have none about her.
Do you have a favorite plant in your garden? One that you secretly like above all the rest?