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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Vinca aka Periwinkle


Today I found several of these blooms in the shaded southwest corner of my goat-yard next door . . . the ground in that shaded corner is covered with this green vine . . . Jake and Mandy have not been in there to graze yet this year . . . I vaguely remember a green ground-cover that was there last year, but I never saw a bloom . . . and I definitely did not plant this . . . or anything else in that spot for that matter . . . anybody know what this is?

Edited the title from "Unidentified Bloom" to "Vinca aka Periwinkle" after proper identification was made by Carol (see below

6 comments:

  1. Believe it may be Vinca Minor

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vinca_minor

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  2. That is it exactly! . . . good job, Carol . . . now I do wonder where it came from? . . . I've lived here 20+ years and never saw those blooms before today . . . I think I remember the goats not eating that ground cover last year . . . if so, I wonder why? . . . 'cause they eat everything else . . . including the poison ivy that keeps trying to come back . . . and antique rosebushes with lots of thorns . . . hmmm . . .

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  3. Vickie, Grandma Pounders usually had these planted on the side of her house where the door is. She's thinking of you!

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  4. I believe that is the ground cover I used on the hill in front of our Momma Nature pond, for erosion. Spreads well, holds the hill, and the bonus, those lovely blooms in the spring. By the way, a flat of those babies cost a fortune, so much so that I had to do the planting over a 3 year period. Lovely now that it is filled in.

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  5. Pam, I do remember Grandma having periwinkles . . . but weren't they other colors? . . . like pinks and whites? . . . and I do not remember her having this ground cover type . . . am I remembering wrong? . . .

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  6. Carol, I am hoping I am correct in remembering that the goats don't like this for a snack . . . 'cause that's in a fenced yard they are responsible for keeping mowed . . . if they happen to find this tasty this year, it will unfortunately be forfeited . . . 'cause I ain't mowing that yard! . . . if it ever rains enough here to wet the ground a bit, I will go dig some of that up and plant it in the part of the yard the goats are kept out of . . .

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