Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Homemaking Tip - Sweet & Easy Ground Cover





Strawberry plants make a pretty and inexpensive ground cover. They are easy to grow, spread to fill in the gaps (unless you have a little boy named Levin that likes to dig, or a dog named Dan that likes to bury bones and soak in the sun), and they produce something too.  This little patch yielded a gallon this afternoon.



7 comments:

Jill said...

Brilliant!

melanie said...

Your strawberry patch is great but let's talk about those gorgeous hydrangeas. Wow!

Ande said...

I'm so envious I could cry. Those look so good. And beautiful. And I'm with Melanie--those hydrandias are amazing!

Cassidy said...

I'm loving the pots of flowers by your back door!! So pretty!

Marie said...

So apparently I'm not the only one to notice your beautiful hydrangeas.... but I wondered what variety of strawberry you keep. Mine all winter killed and I need to start fresh. Looking for something higher yielding, and a gallon in one picking sounds good!

Neighbor Jane Payne said...

Thanks everyone. The hydrangeas are so pretty and I hope I can keep them that way. My neighbor has a big healthy bush, so I know they can be grown here, but I'm still experimenting trying to keep mine alive.

Marie, my strawberry plants are a start from a neighbor. I have two varieties but I don't know what kind either one are. One comes on early and are small and prolific, the other comes a week or two later and are big and sweet. All I know is I have made 8-9 gallons of strawberry puree (I picked 4.5 gallons of strawberries on Friday)and they aren't even thinking of quitting. Come back down and I'll give you starts!

Marie said...

You have no idea how tempting that sounds!