Blue Blooms forum: Lesser Periwinkle .. Vinca minor

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ImageFleuDeLis
Sep 4, 2015 11:10 PM CST
Name: Dianne
New England Area, NSW - Tenter

Ah, not to be confused with the 'weedy' classified Blue Periwinkle Vinca major.

I was lucky enough that there was still a lovely planting of this by the original owner .. from 1940 .. still in one of the gardens. It has of course had help to 'migrate' to other gardens, with my help, as a ground cover. Love it!

Thumb of 2015-09-05/FleuDeLis/85dab4

and climbing over my favoourite place to sit & rest.

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ImageSharon
Sep 7, 2015 1:15 AM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
Beautiful on that bench!
Imagevic
Sep 7, 2015 2:33 AM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
I think I remember seeing this in the video? Love it!
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ImageFleuDeLis
Sep 8, 2015 12:08 AM CST
Name: Dianne
New England Area, NSW - Tenter

Sharon wrote:Beautiful on that bench!


My all-time fave spot to sit in the garden!
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ImageFleuDeLis
Sep 8, 2015 12:09 AM CST
Name: Dianne
New England Area, NSW - Tenter

vic wrote:I think I remember seeing this in the video? Love it!


TY, Vic! Yep, it photo-bombs about every vid I do .. lol .. looks good in any season!
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ImageFleuDeLis
Sep 13, 2015 2:30 AM CST
Name: Dianne
New England Area, NSW - Tenter

Took this today .. some of the original 1940's planting of Vinca minor 'in situ' .. the stick tree in the pic is a trimmed naked Crepe Myrtle.
We added the granite rock border about 4 yrs ago to add definition to the garden .. and control the Periwinkle runners. Big Grin
Thumb of 2015-09-13/FleuDeLis/4f4507
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ImageSharon
Sep 13, 2015 10:25 AM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
Beautiful.
ImageFleuDeLis
Sep 19, 2015 4:25 PM CST
Name: Dianne
New England Area, NSW - Tenter

Here are 2 pics of this area of Vina minor I took y'day .. after recent well timed rain & a return .. slowly .. to a bit of warmer weather, the Periwinkle has exceeded itself in 'blue'! Click on each pic to see it full size ..

yep, the seat again..
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a long view ..
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along a path in the back yard ..
Thumb of 2015-09-19/FleuDeLis/7ef3f6
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ImageSharon
Sep 19, 2015 4:43 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
Wow. That is just stunning!!
Imagevic
Sep 19, 2015 5:38 PM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
VERY pretty - Thumbs up
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ImageFleuDeLis
Sep 19, 2015 7:14 PM CST
Name: Dianne
New England Area, NSW - Tenter

TY! Big Group hug
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Imageirisarian
Sep 19, 2015 9:15 PM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA
irises
It likes to take over, doesn't it.
ImageFleuDeLis
Sep 19, 2015 9:23 PM CST
Name: Dianne
New England Area, NSW - Tenter

irisarian wrote:It likes to take over, doesn't it.


Well, not so bad for areas where you have space to let it .. some areas here where I grow it, were 'hard' places to grow other stuff that needed much sun, like under the well established & very big trees .. and some areas, like along the pathway, were covered thick in gravel/blue metal & very had to remove all of it .. so we gave up after all attempts to add mulch & top soil were unsuccessful. I only need to trim with scissors when it's a bit overgrown or running. Love gardening with scissors!
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