Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
Can someone identify this plant? Toplef10Can someone identify this plant? 1zd3ho10

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.

Can someone identify this plant? I22gcj10Can someone identify this plant? 14dhcg10

[/td][/tr][/table]

Join the forum, it's quick and easy

Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
Can someone identify this plant? Toplef10Can someone identify this plant? 1zd3ho10

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.

Can someone identify this plant? I22gcj10Can someone identify this plant? 14dhcg10

[/td][/tr][/table]
Square Foot Gardening Forum
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Horsey poop
by MrBooker Today at 5:39 pm

» Calling all juice bar waste composters...
by KiwiSFGnewbie Today at 5:21 pm

» Sealing Barrels Flowers Struggling-Need Ideas
by Scorpio Rising Today at 10:10 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by Scorpio Rising Today at 10:00 am

» Compost bins: Open vs. closed
by Scorpio Rising Today at 9:59 am

» Famous Gardening Quotes
by sanderson Yesterday at 10:53 pm

» Hello From the Kern River Valley from Kernville, Ca
by sanderson Yesterday at 9:52 pm

» N&C Midwest January & February 2024
by OhioGardener Yesterday at 2:46 pm

» Mark's first SFG
by sanderson 2/25/2024, 1:36 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by sanderson 2/25/2024, 1:26 am

» Prefab compost question
by DMann 2/24/2024, 12:37 pm

» Starbucks for coffee grounds!
by OhioGardener 2/24/2024, 7:44 am

» Kiwi's SFG Adventure
by sanderson 2/23/2024, 5:39 pm

» Hello from Surrey
by sanderson 2/23/2024, 12:29 am

» Kitty Control
by sanderson 2/22/2024, 10:49 pm

» Western Mount/High Plains: Seed Planting Dates
by Turan 2/22/2024, 4:07 pm

» Jjean59 first SFG - 2024
by Scorpio Rising 2/22/2024, 11:00 am

» Winter Lag - Waiting for Sprimg
by sanderson 2/21/2024, 4:36 pm

» TDs 2024 SFG
by Turan 2/21/2024, 12:09 am

» Hello! From GA! Newbie
by sanderson 2/20/2024, 9:53 pm

» Sweet Potato Slips - Buy or Grow?
by sanderson 2/20/2024, 1:27 pm

» Seeds 'n Such Free Shipping
by sanderson 2/20/2024, 1:09 pm

» Ohio Gardener's Greenhouse
by OhioGardener 2/19/2024, 5:46 pm

» Hi from Central Oregon
by donnainzone5 2/18/2024, 5:50 pm

» Mealybugs?
by OhioGardener 2/17/2024, 11:02 am

» Holy snow Batman!
by OhioGardener 2/17/2024, 10:59 am

» Second Life for Determinate Tomatoes?
by OhioGardener 2/16/2024, 7:35 am

» Recommended store bought compost - Photos of composts
by sanderson 2/9/2024, 10:52 pm

» Now is The Time To Take Seed Inventory
by sanderson 2/5/2024, 5:34 pm

» Homemade Seed Starting Mix
by sanderson 2/4/2024, 4:05 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Can someone identify this plant?

+3
CapeCoddess
Judy McConnell
lalawson
7 posters

Go down

Can someone identify this plant? Empty Can someone identify this plant?

Post  lalawson 4/28/2013, 2:14 pm

I think I posted this in Non- SFG forum but if I didn't put this in the right spot please forgive me. I do have SFG's in the backyard but I've been working on our front landscape and came across this plant. I don't remember it being here last year but it is sooo pretty. I want someone to tell me it's not a weed so I can keep it and maybe let it spread. Thanks in advance Smile Can someone identify this plant? Edited12
lalawson
lalawson

Posts : 28
Join date : 2013-04-06
Location : Cincinnati, OH

Back to top Go down

Can someone identify this plant? Empty Re: Can someone identify this plant?

Post  lalawson 4/28/2013, 2:48 pm

ps: it's the one with the little purple flowers
lalawson
lalawson

Posts : 28
Join date : 2013-04-06
Location : Cincinnati, OH

Back to top Go down

Can someone identify this plant? Empty Yes, this is a variegated form

Post  Judy McConnell 4/28/2013, 2:55 pm

Vinca minor
Plant:Vinca minor, Lesser periwinkle and Dwarf periwinkle, is a plant native to central and southern Europe, from Portugal and France north to the Netherlands and the Baltic States, and east to the Caucasus, and also in southwestern Asia in Turkey
Judy McConnell
Judy McConnell

Female Posts : 440
Join date : 2012-05-08
Age : 83
Location : Manassas, VA(7a) and Riner, VA (7a)

Back to top Go down

Can someone identify this plant? Empty Re: Can someone identify this plant?

Post  CapeCoddess 4/28/2013, 3:35 pm

oooo, a variegated vinca. Pretty. I've always wanted one of those ('cept I'm NOT buying ANY MORE PLANTS!) Mine have glossy dark green leaves, and it seems to be a bit invasive. I find it everywhere.

CC
CapeCoddess
CapeCoddess

Posts : 6824
Join date : 2012-05-20
Age : 67
Location : elbow of the Cape, MA, Zone 6b/7a

Back to top Go down

Can someone identify this plant? Empty Re: Can someone identify this plant?

Post  lalawson 4/28/2013, 8:07 pm

Thank you!!! I did some research and saw where it is very invasive.... but ohhh so pretty. Where it's growing now will be fine for a ground cover. Lots of room for it to spread. I just don't think I'll plant any annuals in the area because I've heard it will strangle out smaller plants. It's next to some daffodils and a weeping cherry tree so it should probably be fine there. Just wonder where it came from...
lalawson
lalawson

Posts : 28
Join date : 2013-04-06
Location : Cincinnati, OH

Back to top Go down

Can someone identify this plant? Empty Re: Can someone identify this plant?

Post  plantoid 4/29/2013, 4:37 am

lalawson wrote:Thank you!!! I did some research and saw where it is very invasive.... but ohhh so pretty. Where it's growing now will be fine for a ground cover. Lots of room for it to spread. I just don't think I'll plant any annuals in the area because I've heard it will strangle out smaller plants. It's next to some daffodils and a weeping cherry tree so it should probably be fine there. Just wonder where it came from...

Come back in a years time and tell us how you still love that weed of a plant Laughing Laughing
I had to clear out a 20 x 10 foot patch at the last place I lived , tried to hit it with the hover mower and it just laughed at the mower .
It took ages to steadily dig out and it still came back from little bits that got missed first time around ended up using a week killer called SBK to finally sort it out. .
plantoid
plantoid

Male Posts : 4096
Join date : 2011-11-09
Age : 73
Location : At the west end of M4 in the UK

Back to top Go down

Can someone identify this plant? Empty Re: Can someone identify this plant?

Post  lalawson 4/29/2013, 7:47 am

I hear you lol.... I was just thinking about how I am going to handle this if it gets out of hand..... My thinking now is to maybe transplant it to a pot to control it somewhat. It's only about a 4 x 2 section now, so I'd better take care of this now before it gets to much to handle.
lalawson
lalawson

Posts : 28
Join date : 2013-04-06
Location : Cincinnati, OH

Back to top Go down

Can someone identify this plant? Empty Re: Can someone identify this plant?

Post  camprn 4/29/2013, 8:02 am

This plant does make a great ground cover and is relatively easy to control with barriers or edging or regularly using an edging tool. Propagation is my root cuttings and the roots are typically shallow. Easy to lift with a garden fork. But it is work if it get very much out of control. Regular management is the key.

http://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/plants/vine/vinspp/all.html

____________________________

43 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
https://squarefoot.forumotion.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

https://squarefoot.forumotion.com/t1306-other-gardening-books



Can someone identify this plant? WxBanner?bannertype=wu_clean2day_cond&airportcode=KEEN&ForcedCity=Keene&ForcedState=NH&zipcode=03431&language=EN
camprn
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14169
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 61
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

https://squarefoot.forumotion.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Can someone identify this plant? Empty Re: Can someone identify this plant?

Post  audrey.jeanne.roberts 4/29/2013, 12:40 pm

camprn wrote:This plant does make a great ground cover and is relatively easy to control with barriers or edging or regularly using an edging tool. Propagation is my root cuttings and the roots are typically shallow. Easy to lift with a garden fork. But it is work if it get very much out of control. Regular management is the key.

http://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/plants/vine/vinspp/all.html
OMG! I have never found it easy to control no matter how regular the management. It's ideal for some place where you will never plant anything else and want it to remain green and lush.

We used it on the hillside of our last property that is in the mountains of CA and is prone to fire. It was our fire break as our home was on a significant rise and fire loves to race uphill.

It virtually strangled rose bushes, covered everything in its path and took over the garden :-( It required much more maintenance than it saved. The one good thing about it however, is that in any area where it is the ground cover, weeds aren't much of an issue if any can grow at all.
audrey.jeanne.roberts
audrey.jeanne.roberts

Posts : 1918
Join date : 2012-12-07
Location : Central Calif Mtns.

http://audreyjeanne-roberts.artistwebsites.com

Back to top Go down

Can someone identify this plant? Empty Re: Can someone identify this plant?

Post  Goosegirl 4/29/2013, 8:13 pm

When I was a kid in CA I had a bed that I planted with mint and vinca. They battled for a few years. Vinca won. Shocked

GG
Goosegirl
Goosegirl

Female Posts : 3435
Join date : 2011-02-16
Age : 59
Location : Zone 4A - NE SD

Back to top Go down

Can someone identify this plant? Empty Re: Can someone identify this plant?

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum