Seed Swaps

I don't know what it is - some type of ground cover...

15 May 2009
17°C / 63°F

…and it’s all over the place. :-)

A former owner of the house (who no longer is alive) planted these I think. They are quite nice but I need to clear some of them and wonder if it isn’t something exotic. Can anyone make a guess so that I may research further?




That looks like Pachysandra to me. And a very healthy patch, too! :)

Posted on 15 May 09 (about 7 years ago)

Greetings Redloon, :-)

Thank you kindly for such a quick response. Wow, I just asked the question and went outside for a few minutes to do some work on the garden and came back in just to make sure of my pole bean spacing and there was your message. :-)

That’s it! Yes, I have this stuff growing all over the place. It’s everywhere – front yard, side yards, backyard. I hate to tear any of it out but I want to plant a vegetable garden and some trees and other stuff. And it has a nice fragrance right now.
I looked it up once you sent me the message with the name. I am researching it now.
Thank you kindly. I like this website and going to upgrade for sure now. :-)

Posted on 15 May 09 (about 7 years ago)

Hello! I’m glad that I was able to be of help. I really enjoy this website, and I hope that you will also.
I’ve always seen Pachysandra in shady areas, and most vegetables grow best when they get a lot of sun. Is your Pachysandra growing only in the shady spots of your yard, or is it growing in full sun also?

Posted on 15 May 09 (about 7 years ago)

Pachysandra indeed. Tear away; it’ll keep coming back. Theoretically a shade plant, but only inasmuch as it will grow in the shade. It will also grow in the sun, in the basement, under the compost pile and through cracks in the sidewalk. You can walk on it, and frankly lose small children in it. It’s another plant from my mother’s bag of tricks.

Posted on 15 May 09 (about 7 years ago)

ha ha ha. SO true!
Yes, I will post a few more photos. This stuff is growing in mostly shady toe partial shade to somewhat obscured locations. I like it actually and will leave as much as possible. Now, if anyone would like some cuttings and are nearby, please don’t hesitate to make a trip. :-)

Posted on 15 May 09 (about 7 years ago)

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