I took out my ice plants that were 95% dead (I got them from the sale rack. I put them in late in the fall and they didn't fare so well in the winter).
|Phlox subulata 'Drummond's Pink'|
I recognize phlox from my parent's garden when I was little. I'd take the little tiny flowers off and hold them up against my nose and suck in to hold them in place. Yeah. Well, anyway, I do remember them forming large mats in the flower bed, and I figured I'd try them out in my teenie tiny mulch bed under my Emerald Green arborvitae [Thuja occidentalis 'Emerald Green'].
After I put them in I realized I probably should have gotten 4 of them. Oh well, I'll see how to do and maybe divide one before the end of the summer. Each plant should spread 20-30 inches or so and completely cover this tiny mulch bed. It will also help keep Katie from grabbing mulch to chew on - this is her favorite mulch bed to pick from.
|Phlox in a variety of colors|