Creeping Jenny is hanging out of pots all over the
states.Her lime green or gold
foliage sets off every color of foliage or flower and makes the perfect
'spiller' on the side of a container. If she spills too far, watch out.
Jenny is a wanderer.She takes off the minute her roots hit soil.This can be a perfectly good attribute
for covering and holding a steep bank.It is a bane of gardeners who do not want their garden covered with
Her versatility stretches from USDA Zones 3-8.She can thrive in wet areas and normal
soil.Sun, part-sun, or shade
suits her just fine.Fussy is a
word that does not belong next to Creeping Jenny.
She can be evergreen in warmer states and can overrun
a flowerbed in the course of one growing season.Like a mooching relative, once she settles in and makes
herself at home you will be hard-pressed to get rid of her.
Creeping Jenny (Lysimachia nummularia 'Aurea') is a curse or cure, depending on
your intention and application in your garden.You've been warned!
By Heather Rhoades, GardeningKnowHow.com,
Photographs courtesy of GardeningKnowHow.com
Cover crops are an often-overlooked way to improve the vegetable garden. Oftentimes, people consider the time between late fall to winter to early spring to be a time where the vegetable garden space is wasted. We think our gardens rest during this time, but this is not the case at all.
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