Huge !!

@webeishere (36353)
United States
June 17, 2007 10:28pm CST
These are the Phloxx I planted early last spring. They are now about 30 inches tall. Yes 2 and one half feet. They are large this year. Last year they reached maybe 1 foot only. But they did flower last year just not a lot. They are a purple color when they do flower. I am so excited waiting for them to flower. This ought to be very georgous I feel. They also with my Lilies need to be thinned out this fall. I will be one busy gardener this Sept or October for sure. But it needs to be done. Lilies, Phloxx, Hostas, beries, strawberries, and other plants that all need to be split and or transplanted. The final results though are soooo rewarding for me. Anyhow I just wanted to share this photo and all. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@minnie_98214 (10574)
• United States
18 Jun 07
And I in turn will be busy gardening to lol after you give Tyler some flowers hes very excited for them.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
18 Jun 07
In the fall he will get his share. Keep this child calm now about this. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM DADDY!!~
• United States
18 Jun 07
Yeah right hes still mad he couldnt come help grandpa with hi garden last night lol.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
18 Jun 07
I wanted him to come over for the night. It was mom that said no. Haha!
• United States
19 Jun 07
I rated your photo. Great deck I bet you spend a lot of time out on it. I know nothing about phloxx are they a bub or a seed?
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
19 Jun 07
Phloxx are a seeded plant. Mostly used as ground cover. They come in many varieties and colors. They have ground cover which grow about 8 inches covering an area quickly then the tall ones such as these photoed that get to 3 feet tall in some varieties. Very pretty when in full bloom too. Friends built this deck. It's really shabby and poorly built. If you were right by it you could see the flaws. Long story. They'll never be back to build or repair things for us. Hell they didn't even have a square or a level so they had to borrow mine. haha!! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@Katlady2 (9921)
• United States
19 Jun 07
Once again you did a wonderful job planting those. I love the way they accent the end of your deck. I bet they'll be so pretty when they bloom. I think I'm going to rename you "Gardener Bob". LOL
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
19 Jun 07
Thank you very much. I try to get things I plant in a neat and orderly fashion. Some don't weork as they are invasive. That means they spread a lot. Like Lilies and berries etc. But every few years I dig them up and replant them in a neat and orderly fashion once again. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
18 Jun 07
Cool.. I never heard of phloxx before so it's always nice to see different types of flowers. You do a lot of work on your garden don't you buddy :) From your previous discussions you could understand how you find it rewarding. (Especially when you have fresh strawberries) Kudos, ~Joey
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
19 Jun 07
Well I do just a ittle bit of gardening. Hahaha! Phloxx are usually used as a cover or a border flower. I enjoy all aspects of my gardening but the end result is what I love the most. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
• United States
18 Jun 07
They are sbsolutelybeautiful, Bob! You sure have a green thumb. i wish you could/would come work in my garden. We seem to have a little trouible with our plants. We water them and all, but still...oh well. DO you have roses? THose are my fgavorite.
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
18 Jun 07
gRANDPA bOB KILLED 2 ROSE BUSHES WHEN WE FIRST BOUGHT THE HOUSE. wE BOUGHT THAM AT A DOLLAR STORE THOUGH SO THAT MAY HAVE BEEN WHY.
@squaretile (3833)
• Singapore
18 Jun 07
wow - when they flower will it be all over the green portions? Or just near the top? I can't wait too! You've got a very sweet patio there, grandpa Bob! Sept is when Autumn comes - my favourite season of them all! enjoy the busyness when it comes. You'll soon see the fruits of that labour!
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
18 Jun 07
When they flower it covers about 1/3 of the green area. Least it did last year. So I'll also be in for a surprise also when they finally do flower. Hahaha! Thanks for the compliment also. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@jennybianca (12915)
• Australia
18 Jun 07
The layout you have here for the Phloxx is very attractive. They have grown very well since spring. A purple flower is going to be stunning. My brother saw my front yard yesterday, & he commented on how much the garden had improved. I rated your photo & wrote a comment.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
18 Jun 07
Thanks for ALL the comments you make on my photos. I've had complete strangers from around the neighborhood tell me that my yard and all is the best it's looked in many many years. It was ragged looking when we bought the house and I had plans and ideas in my head what to do with it. And so far it's looking like I had pictured it would. It's a great feeling when neighbors tell me it looks great. I try to keep it somewhat organised and very neat. Thanks again. i AM ALSO GLAD THAT YOU RECALL THE OTHER PHOTOS OF THIS. mOST WON'T RECALL. tHANKS A LOT FOR THIS AS WELL. TRUE FRIENDSHIP SHOWN HERE. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@mrsbrian (1951)
• United States
18 Jun 07
Another great picture as usuall, rated it + for you, I have phloxx but it is the creeping type not the tall ones although I love them both, such a gracefull flower.Well I hear tell a busy gardner is a happy gardner so happy gardning.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
18 Jun 07
Thanks a bunch. I rerad the paper work I have on my Phloxx. They get between 24 and 48 inches tall. So they could or may even get taller. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~