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by tkhooper on February 16, 2006 03:11 AM
I was out and about today and stopped by the local nursery. I couldn't resist getting some Sweet Woodruff that they had for my shade garden. I hope it survives in its pot until I can plant it outside.

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by weezie13 on February 16, 2006 03:49 AM
Plant it in water, it loves wet feet...

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Weezie

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by tkhooper on February 16, 2006 03:58 AM
Hum I may have the perfect place for it then. I have a berm type area right along side a downspout where the water sits for about 3 to 5 days after a rain and it's shady. Do you think that might be a good place for it? It would be nice to see something there besides weeds. I think I'm going to try it. Do you know if this stuff spreads? I sure hope so.

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by weezie13 on February 16, 2006 05:10 AM
Yep on all your questions..

Water, it loves, moisture it loves,
shadey and wet it loves..

And give it time, a few years, it could take over the whole side of your house...
But it's a nice creeper..not too fast...
and pretty and does put down a nice mat that
does seem to keep out other weeds...
(I can not atest to how easy it is to pull out or not, as we never tried to pull it out???)

We had it up on the hill... and we had nature springs, all over the place.. it was quite happy in those spots...

And you get the prettiest little dainty flowers too...

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by tkhooper on February 16, 2006 05:25 AM
That is so cool. I can't wait for spring. And it says that it smells good too. So that's just going to be an added bonus.

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by patches1414 on February 16, 2006 02:07 PM
I love Sweet Woodruff and have some in my raised garden bed, it smells so nice. I think I'll be able to take some of it this spring and put it in my shade garden. Happy Planting!!! [Smile]

patches1414

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by weezie13 on February 16, 2006 11:51 PM
And another idea that came to me is,
if you have some bulbs/plants that like wet feet...
You can plant those too, first...
and then put the Sweet Woodruff over it, and
it will look very nice..

Something like Japanese Irises or Siberian Irises.
Some Canna's like wet feet and Red Lobelia~Cardinal flower.

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by tkhooper on February 17, 2006 01:05 AM
That sounds good to me. I have some canna and some lilies in that area so the woodruff can be planted right over the top. That's perfect. I can't wait to get out there and do that.

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by Phin on February 28, 2006 11:09 AM
I was just going to ask what I could plant in a shady and sometimes rain soaked area. now I know.

thanks

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by tkhooper on February 28, 2006 01:00 PM
I already have some canna in that location and some of the common lilies so I'm hoping it will all come together in a year or two.

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