W is for Waldsteinia on the A to Z Challenge

  • Post published:04/27/2016
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Waldsteinia fragarioides
Waldsteinia fragarioides or barren strawberry

W is for Waldsteinia fragarioides, otherwise known as barren strawberry. Indeed, the leaves resemble strawberry leaves and there is some similarity of the small golden spring blossoms to strawberry blossoms, but this is a native groundcover and produces no edible fruits.

In Heath I had Waldsteinia fragarioides growing in the shade where it ultimately covered a sizeable swath of soil. It is obviously hardy (it thrives in Heath) and the deer pass it by. It is a trouble free plant and I’d chose it over pachysandra any day!

W is also for Waiting. It is the gardener’s lot to always be waiting: waiting for the sun to shine; waiting for  the rain to fall; waiting for the shrubs and trees to leaf out; waiting for it to  be warm so we can be plant; waiting  for the harvest; waiting for the season to end so we can rest.

We’re in the final stretch (but I did miss R) so click here to see who else is participating in the A to Z Challenge this April.

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  1. Rhonda Strong Gilmour

    I’ve been working on my garden while I wait for my kitchen remodel to be done. Great therapy–very calming.
    @RhondaGilmour from
    Late Blooming Rose

  2. Pat

    Rhonda – I’m working in the garden while I wait for my kitchen remodel to

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