March 3, 2009

Creeping Jenny

I've potted up some creeping jenny in one of my painted tin cans that I'd previously had in a group planter - it wasn't looking so very good... Now it's perking back up.

Don't be fooled!! This stuff is invasive which is why it's in a pot.


  1. Hi. I'm a first time visitor. When I saw the heading "Creeping Jenny" I thought, uh oh! I made the horrific mistake years ago of planting it IN THE GROUND around my pond with the idea of covering the utilitarian cords and such. Well, good ole Jenny did her job all right. Then went on to cover the entire yard. Well not quite but it was a huge lesson for me. They should call her "Leaping Jenny." However in a pot all is well.

  2. Oh my gosh! Right by a pond? Oof, I bet it took off. I considered the possibility that it might not be invasive in Central Texas because of the heat and drought, but it's too scary to risk - hence, the pot. The pot is also not on the ground. I'd be worried that roots would go through the drainage holes and into the ground.


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