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Re: Garden Projects

Ah, Chris - sandy soil!  An item I have little experience with. 
'Minutissima' is so tiny that even if it were aggressive, I don't
think it would pose a problem.  Yes, L. nummularia can move out in
the proper conditions.  It doesn't do that much moving in the cracks
of the paving of my front patio because it gets hot and dry there, so
there's just a bit of it at the edges, but I put some in an adjacent
bed and it's gotten pretty happy - of course, it's in competition
with several other tough guys, so I just let them fight it out.

Most of my dry shade is due to tree and shrub roots - mostly trees. 
In woodland conditions, tree roots suck up all available moisture

I agree - if you have columbines near the path, they'll end up in the
cracks as will everything else that makes seeds within at least a 5'
radius of the paths...plants love to seed into paving cracks:-)

Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
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> From: Chris@widom-assoc.com
> Marge, 
> I'll have to look for  Lysmachia japonica 'Minutissima'. L.
> (Creeping Jenny) does well in the sun and part shade, but it's way
> aggressive.  I have sandy soil, and the area where this garden is
located is
> under a blue spruce and red cedars.  I'm guessing that my soil is
acidy as I
> have lots of moss occurring naturally on the property. Parts of
this shady
> area are dry due to tree roots.  Other sections seem to have less
roots and
> things grow well there. I've top dressed with shredded mulch and
> manure when I've gotten around to it. As the mulch breaks down my
sandy soil
> improves somewhat. I might give moss a try or just leave a light
mulch cover
> between the stones.  I'm sure that the columbines and other plants
will seed
> in between the rocks anyway!
> Chris
> Long Island, NY
> Zone 7

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