Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Phlox in the Rock Garden



(This picture can be enlarged by clicking on it.)

When Betsy and I bought this house in 2002, we inherited a rock garden on a steep slope on one side of the driveway. Because of that slope the garden contained mostly rocks and weeds.

The rocks are still there, but we've added ground cover between them. This mound of pink phlox brightened our yard back in April of this year.

27 comments:

Mildred said...

That is just lovely George. Phlox is one of the first plants to bloom in the spring here in GA.

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

I love phlox and wish it could bloom year round...gorgeous photo George!!!

EG Wow said...

This is a healthy mound of phlox. Love the colour.

Sandra said...

flocks in the rocks and enchannting they are. when i was a small child, my uncle had a field, about and acre or more that was solid wild flocks, all colors. i used to love to lay down in them and pick them for my mother.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Wow! That is a lot of color and so gorgeous.What a way to welcome spring.
❀ Ruth

rainfield61 said...

You have turned a rock into a garden.

Ginny said...

Absolutly stunning!!! Purple Reign!

A Lady's Life said...

You sure made a paradise of flowers there George. These are Gorgeous!!!

Debbie Smith said...

Isn't amazing what a little color can do!
Such a brilliant color!
Have a fabulous day!

Happyone :-) said...

One of the nice things of spring. Too bad they didn't bloom longer.

Manang Kim said...

Your phlox is very vivid in color and healthy mine stops giving flowers don't know why! ^_^ Happy Wednesday!
Watery Wednesday

imac said...

Very colourful George, you should put a piccy up of the garden too.

sEy said...

those are nice flowers George. Looks stunning when they come together.

KleinsteMotte said...

Stunning! I admire your love for all your gardens.

Craver Vii said...

Phlox in the rocks, eh? Speaking of rock gardens, I planted a bunch of rocks in our backyard, but couldn't get anything to grow. ;-)

Denise said...

What beautiful ground cover, each flower is perfection.
An English Girl Rambles

misslynda said...

I LOVE seeing waterfalls of Phlox each spring. It's gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous.

Tracy said...

It's very beautiful! I love pink!

teca said...

Lovely... colourful!
Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful!

Kisses.

Kirigalpoththa said...

GEORGE ous! :D

Carletta said...

That is beautiful George! The color is breathtaking. I've grown it in the past but never this well.
Love the previous comment. :)

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Cheryl said...

What a lovely cover for your lawn. Looks like a soft blanket covering the earth.

Regina said...

How pretty! Love the color.

Janie said...

Phlox grows wild all over the mountains around here, and it seems to love rocky areas. Seems like a natural for your rock garden. Love the vivid color.

SandyCarlson said...

Amazing how these flowers can claim such rough terrain and make it their own, make it beautiful.

Hilda said...

I love this! What a beautiful, exuberant bloom!