A Plant A Day Till Spring – Day 83 – Sweet Woodruff

"Sweet Woodruff" - © chriscondello 2013 - Wilkinsburg, PA - Private Garden - Although plants will grow... Don't expect them to be the most prolific bloomers in your garden...

“Sweet Woodruff” – Summer 2013 – Private Garden – Wilkinsburg, PA – One of the few plants that will grow in the shady conditions under a Conifer…

A Plant a Day till Spring” will highlight one plant a day, starting on the winter solstice (December 21, 2013)… And ending on the vernal equinox (March 20, 2014)… If all goes to plan I will be starting with old Snowdrop photos from 2013… And ending with new photos of Snowdrops in 2014…

7 Days to Go

Galium odoratum… Common name “Sweet Woodruff”… Is a perennial plant that is built for the shade… It is deer resistant… Drought tolerant… And as the photograph above illustrates… Will flourish in the dense shade and rain shield underneath of a Conifer tree

Sweet Woodruff is a ground-covering plant that grows to about 6″ tall… It produces clusters of tiny white flowers that have a sweet scent… After the flowers comes a profusion of tiny “burr-like” seeds… The seeds are like Velcro… They stick to the fur of animals and therefore tend to get around…

As far as the garden is concerned… Sweet Woodruff is one of those plants that will grow just about anywhere you put it… Though it is happiest… And will bloom the fullest on the edge of full-shade to part-sun… I have also noticed plants exposed to a little bit of sun have a stronger scent than those grown in full shade…

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“Stately – First Photo” – Whitney Avenue – Wilkinsburg, PA – So I got a new camera… Canon EOS Rebel T3… This is the first shot I took that wasn’t me just trying to figure the thing out… I absolutely love my new camera…

Purchasing this plant is really not necessary… If you know someone who grows it they will typically be more than happy to share it with you… As far as division and propagation are concerned… I don’t know how to candy-coat it… Grab and handful and yank… Take it home and bury a few inches of the root end… And BOOM!.. Your done…

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Yesterday was 65 degrees… Sunny and beautiful… Today it is going to snow… And tonight it is going down to 8 degrees… But Spring is close… You can smell it in the air… And you can feel it in the ground… You just need faith… Faith that there is always a rainbow at the end of winter…

And if there isn’t… Grow one…

plant petunias and question everything – chriscondello

If you want some science – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweet_woodruff

These “Plant a Day Till Spring” posts are simply intended to kill time until spring when I start writing more… My source (where applicable) is Wikipedia.org… The photography is all my own… And I am adding my own information…

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One thought on “A Plant A Day Till Spring – Day 83 – Sweet Woodruff

  1. Tony Condello says:

    “Stately” nice

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