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Aging Gardens
Joe Landsberger
Saint Paul, Minnesota

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Ground Covers:

Japanese pachysandra (spurge)
April 29:
Japanese pachysandra (spurge)

An herbaceous perennial ground cover. Its leaves are evergreen--a tough winter critter for partial to full shade.

Creeping phlox
May 6:
Creeping Phlox

Yellow thimbleweed
May 8:
Yellow thimbleweed (Anemone richardsonii hook).

Thimblweed is a bit unusual. It spreads via rhizomes (underground stems) to form a bit of a mat: I don't know how/where I got it since it is an arctic/Canadian plant.

common periwinkle
May 8:
Common periwinkle (Vinca minor).

Dead nettle
May 11:
Dead nettle (Lamium maculatum).

Lamium can be considered invasive but I like the leaves and it is behaving.

variegated lily of the valley
May 16:
Variegated Lily of the valley (Convallaria majalis)

Phlox subulata snowflake
May 17:
Phlox subulata snowflake

Carpet bugleweedMay 25:
Carpet bugleweed (Ajuga reptans)

Slowly replacing my lawn,

May 31:
Sedum Yellow Stonecrop with Snippet Lime Weigela

wild strawberry
June 22:
Wild strawberry

It colonizes politely, is watered little, has white flowers in spring, and the fruits are small and tasty if the critters don t get them first It s different from the wild strawberry.

Blue Star Creeper (Isotoma fluviatilis)
June 20:
Blue Star Creeper (Isotoma fluviatilis) with its worker bee.

Blue star junper
June 20:
Blue Star Juniper (Juniperus squamata 'Blue Star')