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Pink Creeping Phlox

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Just a small pot started this ground cover of phlox many years ago.  Without any care, it has spread down a small hill.  It is easy to forget until spring when many small pink flowers bloom.  Deer and other animals ignore its presence.  It gets walked on and treated shabbily, but keeps coming back.

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Creeping Pink Phlox

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Creeping Pink Phlox

This was a 4″ pot many years ago, that has moved down the hillside. The area is not irrigated, so the plant goes dormant by summer, to re-emerge every spring with these beautiful pink flowers.

Deer and rabbits have not eliminated it, even though the plant does not have the usual rodent deterrents of strong scent or fuzzy leaves.

One winter, I tried to transplant some shovels-full of this groundcover, but they never ‘took’. Perhaps it was a drier spring that year, I cannot remember.

I got a new camera yesterday, and took a few photos as a test. Wow, I did not realize what a difference it would make. Watch out!