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creeping phlox in flowerbed

Posted by dfok PA (My Page) on
Wed, Apr 1, 09 at 16:45

My garden is doing well, lots of bulbs and perennials planted over the years, but where there are plants there are weeds and some are hard to reach without stepping on whatever is about to come up next.
I'd like to plant some creeping phlox in the beds with everything else, I've read (somewhere) that it is a polite addition, growing around or allowing other plants to push through.
Is this true, or am I about to make a major error? I love the idea of a sea of green or color with plants popping through but it seems too simple.

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RE: creeping phlox in flowerbed

That should be OK. I am not sure if you will get rid of every single weed but that should help some. I don't thing that will hurt any of the other perennials and bulbs. You can also add a few stepping stones here and there where your beds get very deep. I use stepping stones alot.

RE: creeping phlox in flowerbed

Creeping phlox does let other plants grow through, but it also lets weeds grow through. I would try to remove all of the weeds before planting the phlox or you'll have to pull weeds from the phlox forever. Gotta go pull weeds from my phloc now...

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