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Re: Ground cover


It is funny how different plants behave depending on where they are located. When I was growing up (western New York state) we had lily of the valley and it was very well behaved- would have liked to to spread more actually. On the other hand, the stupid sweet woodruff took over the universe. I have not so fond memories of pulling and digging it out of beds and the lawn every year. We never did get rid of it : ( Feel sorry for whomever owns that house now!!
Theresa

Kitty wrote:
Just my opinion, but I wouldn't advise putting in Lily of the Valley. It goes everywhere, and is hard to eradicate. The sweet woodruff is easier. If it goes where it shouldn't, just give a tug and out it comes.

A favorite of mine is Green & Gold, Chrysogonum virginicum. Puts up with a lot and generally looks nice most of the time. It's an east coast plant, perhaps it has a counterpart species on the west.

Kitty
neIN, Zone 5
----- Original Message ----- From: "Judy Browning" <judylee@lewiston.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, May 29, 2008 9:04 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Ground cover


sweet woodruff, Galium odoratum  Not sure how it will stand up to
traffic,but it spreads & fills in fairly quickly. Maybe interplanted with
lily-of-the-valley?
----- Original Message ----- From: "james singer" <islandjim1@comcast.net>
To: "Garden Chat" <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, May 29, 2008 4:37 PM
Subject: [CHAT] Ground cover


Looking for ground cover suggestions. It's shady and gets a lot of foot
traffic [dog foot traffic, that is]. Is astroturf the only  sensible
answer?


Island Jim
Willamette Valley
44.99 N 123.04 W
Elevation 148'
Hardiness Zone 8/9
Heat Zone 5
Sunset Zone 6
Minimum 0 F [-15 C]
Maximum 86 F [30 C]

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