Is it Friday already?
Today I thought I would share with you my Phlox Paniculata David patch.
Not only are they pretty to look at, but their scent is lovely, too.
Sort of an intoxicating cross between vanilla and mint.
Phlox couldn't be any easier.
They are disease hardy, drought resistant,
and spread rapidly on strong stems.
Phlox is thought to descend from native wild flowers (P. Paniculata) found in North America that John Bartram gathered and sent to England in the 1730s.
Giving phlox as a gift may come about as either a spontaneous gesture, or one that has been thought long and hard about. Phlox flowers are sometimes given the expression of, “sweet dreams,” and can be plucked from a garden and given at the end of a particularly good date. On the other hand, they represent compatibility, the uniting of souls, and the implied proposal of marriage. In this instance, they are generally given as a shy way of asking for the recipient’s hand in marriage.
The only slight problem is deer find them quite as irresistible as I do.
On occasion, I have found them looking as though someone
took scissors to the whole lot of them.
It's either deer, or one of my neighbors.
I'm going with the deer.
Take a peek at I Love Pretty Little Things for more pretties.