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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The Hidden Jewel Groundcover

This is a perfect time to seek the hidden jewels for your garden. One groundcover that has been noted in Annie’s Gardening Corner but is worth another mention is Barren Strawberry (Waldsteinia ternata). Gardeners always look for versatility in plants and this one has it covered when it comes to the four seasons. This underrated and extremely useful groundcover can handle cold winters (Zone 4) and offers more than just a pretty yellow spring flower with lush green leaves. Its fall foliage also turns a beautiful bronze color. Waldsteinia can handle full sun or partial shade and tolerates dry conditions. This low maintenance charmer is good for slopes and bare spots under trees. Are you looking to add a hidden jewel to your garden? Look no further than to Barren Strawberry. Plant it 4 to 6 inches apart and within no time, you should have a carpet of delicate groundcover. To end this segment, Wendell Phillips states it best. “Seldom ever was any knowledge given to keep, but to impart; the grace of this rich jewel is lost in concealment.” Let the spring fever bug get you in the planting mood. Look for the hidden jewels. Then you can hit the Staples button, ‘That was Easy.” Have a great Wednesday. Annie
Photo of Barren Strawberry (Waldsteinia ternata) by Greg Bilowz

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