Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Temptation.......

Marnie at Lilacs and Roses did a beautiful post recently on the phlox she grows in her lovely garden. I thought I could resist temptation but today whilst at the nursery (buying bird food), I spied Phlox Grenadine Dream and I was hooked.
I don't know how the three plants ended up in my trolley, truly I don't (I'm fibbing). I am hoping they will be happy here..........within ten minutes butterflies were visiting the new additions. The prettiest image is the little meadow brown. Phlox and butterflies, I'm happy.....tku Marnie.

20 comments:

  1. Sometimes it is good to give in to temptation espoecially if you don't regret it later! Those phlox are such a fabulous colour aren't they? Love the little meadow brown too.

    Jane

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  2. Hi Jane....that is what drew me to them.....I really must get more colour in the garden.

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  3. Temptation or not..I'll call it an inspired purchase...the Meadow Brown agreed as well. FAB.

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  4. Hi Frank.....and the phlox has a beautiful scent....another bonus.

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  5. Sometimes plants just jump into the shopping cart and there's really nothing you can do about it. I love the name Grenadine and obviously they were perfect for your garden because they fit right in. (I admire you for planting them right away... I tend to be really bad about that.)

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  6. Isn't it fun when plants jump into the trolley without you noticing :)

    It is beautiful Cheryl no wonder you couldn't resist and obviously the Meadow Brown couldn't either!

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  7. Your photo is beautiful!!! I know you will love the phlox, they are very popular with a variety of butterflies in my garden. When the blooms look ragged and the insects quit visiting it, cut the spent blooms off and it should rebloom for you.

    I agree with Monica, Grenadine Dream is a great name:)

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  8. What a beautiful colour! Brightens up any garden and especially significant when butterflies come to visit.

    Well, I think I have the same problem as you do. Plants just seem to hitch a ride in my trolly (or cart as we call it here) too! You turn your back for an instant and some of them just jump right in. LOL!

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  9. Hi Monica....I always plant straight away......I cannot wait to get them in the soil. I suppose I get a little excited........

    I love the name to!

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  10. Jan...pleased to know you have the same experience....strange, with me, it only happens when buying plants!

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  11. Tku Marnie.....I shall do that. I am absolutely thrilled with them....they look so pretty. I wish I was a butterfly.......

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  12. Hi Wendy....lovely to see your comment.


    As I said to Jan.....it is really strange, it only happens to me when I visit the nursery!!

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  13. Hi Cheryl,

    How amazing to see the butterfly visiting so soon! Definitely an excellent buy and it's already earned its keep :)

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  14. Marnie's images of the phlox tempted me, too, Cheryl. Good thing I wasn't near any garden centers yesterday:) Actually, on Monday I was at the Idea Garden again, and the phlox were in bloom there--we have one that is just a stunner, over 5 feet tall! I will be finding a place in my garden for some phlox, too. There's nothing wrong with giving in to some temptations:)

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  15. Aren't they a beautiful colour. I love the brightness of the flowers and the contrast of the little brown butterfly. It's amazing how quickly garden life spots a new addition!
    Dan
    -x-

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  16. Hi Liz.....a good purchase without a doubt. I cannot stop looking at them, they are really lovely and the scent is beautiful......

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  17. Hi Rose, I am delighted with the phlox. The colour is so intense.....they stand out in the border, which is just what I wanted. I need more colour in my life.....the gardens are changing once again. Such fun!

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  18. Hi Dan, it never ceases to amaze me the way insects find the plants so quickly. It is a great additon to the border.

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  19. It was a wonderful post~I was almost tempted to add more of them to my garden! I love your photo~quite lovely...gail

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  20. Oh my how lovely! Phlox is a butterfly magnet as you see!
    Little Meadow Brown seems to be very pleased you listened to your heart and brought home a special treat!
    Now to keep the bunnies away!
    Gorgeous photograph...you are building a wonderful portfolio of the butterflies, bees, bugs, birds and blooms in your neck of the world.
    Sherry

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