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.
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.ReplyDelete
Hi Jane....that is what drew me to them.....I really must get more colour in the garden.ReplyDelete
Temptation or not..I'll call it an inspired purchase...the Meadow Brown agreed as well. FAB.ReplyDelete
Hi Frank.....and the phlox has a beautiful scent....another bonus.ReplyDelete
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.)ReplyDelete
Isn't it fun when plants jump into the trolley without you noticing :)ReplyDelete
It is beautiful Cheryl no wonder you couldn't resist and obviously the Meadow Brown couldn't either!
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.ReplyDelete
I agree with Monica, Grenadine Dream is a great name:)
What a beautiful colour! Brightens up any garden and especially significant when butterflies come to visit.ReplyDelete
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!
Hi Monica....I always plant straight away......I cannot wait to get them in the soil. I suppose I get a little excited........ReplyDelete
I love the name to!
Jan...pleased to know you have the same experience....strange, with me, it only happens when buying plants!ReplyDelete
Tku Marnie.....I shall do that. I am absolutely thrilled with them....they look so pretty. I wish I was a butterfly.......ReplyDelete
Hi Wendy....lovely to see your comment.ReplyDelete
As I said to Jan.....it is really strange, it only happens to me when I visit the nursery!!
How amazing to see the butterfly visiting so soon! Definitely an excellent buy and it's already earned its keep :)
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:)ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Hi Liz.....a good purchase without a doubt. I cannot stop looking at them, they are really lovely and the scent is beautiful......ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Hi Dan, it never ceases to amaze me the way insects find the plants so quickly. It is a great additon to the border.ReplyDelete
It was a wonderful post~I was almost tempted to add more of them to my garden! I love your photo~quite lovely...gailReplyDelete
Oh my how lovely! Phlox is a butterfly magnet as you see!ReplyDelete
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.