Someone who grows phlox subulata is going to have to tell me–does it really smell like pot?
According to this article in the Telegraph, an English couple came home to find that local law enforcement had busted down the door and searched the house for drugs, so strong was the cannabis-like smell wafting from their phlox-happy garden. And the cops weren’t the only ones looking for drugs:
and Margaret, 79, who have lived in their semi-detached house in
Kingswood, Bristol, for 40 years said it wasn’t until this summer that
the four-inch tall ground herb began giving off a strong aroma.
couple noticed the police helicopter started frequently hovering above
their home – now thought to have been looking for the heat source of a
cannabis factory with infra red cameras.
On October 13 their
neighbours David and Christine Difford, 54 and 56, were subjected to a
terrifying robbery by a masked gang looking for drugs.
Said the grandfatherly gardener:
Posted by Garden Rant on December 8, 2008 at 10:16 am, in the category Ministry of Controversy.
"We can’t believe that such a small plant has caused so much trouble."