Monday, May 04, 2009

Phlox


When I was little, these flowers used to carpet the sides of the road and fill the open fields where I lived. These days, there are a lot fewer of them, but they are still there. These are all pretty much the same color, but they also came in red, purple and even white. I didn't know what they were called back then, but now I know it's some sort of phlox. One day in kindergarten, they herded us all to a field across the street from the school, and we were told we could each pick one flower. Well, I picked a cluster of flowers, and got in trouble. Ahh, the good old days.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Phlox means “flame” in Greek and flame tends to be a show stopper. It is so with the phlox flower because of the intense color produced. There are several different types of phlox but the variety that presents in low growing mounds of color is the creeping phlox or Phlox subulata. It comes in many different colors; white, pink, red, dark pink, purple, lavender, light blue, and there is even a variegated variety. When different colors are planted together it can look like a carpet of waves or an artist’s palette right in your own garden.

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