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wanted: groundcover - se pdx

Posted by fernybreath USDA 8 (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 13, 06 at 16:54

Hello. There are a couple bare patches in my backyard that I would like to fill in with a groundcover. They are a few inches of mulch, and there's a plastic covering underneath. However I can't remove the plastic as I am a tenant.

If someone has something that will grow well in these shallow conditions I can trade for aloe. I'm not sure exactly what kind of aloe it is but it has done well indoors with indirect light.

I'm in SE Portland.


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RE: wanted: groundcover - se pdx

  • Posted by
    plant.babies Oregon desert zone
    (gw:plant.babies) on
    Thu, Jun 15, 06 at 15:04

Hi!

I am in The Dalles, and I grow groundcovers. I do want some Aloe, so let's talk.

:)

D.


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RE: wanted: groundcover - se pdx

Sun or shade? I've got lots of Lily of the Valley.... for shade....don't need anything in return....how many years are you planning on living there? ;)


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RE: wanted: groundcover - se pdx

Thanks for the replies.
plant.babies I followed up with you via email.
buyorsell888:
I'm out of town until next Monday so my replies take longer than usual. Thanks for the offer. The location is indirect sun. I won't be living here for more than 6 months but I like to add as much green as possible wherever I live :) That's why I think groundcover would be ideal. It would add some green to the yard that future tenants could enjoy, with minimal maintenance for them and/or the landlord.


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RE: wanted: groundcover - se pdx

The reason I asked is because Lily of the Valley is horribly invasive. I'm ripping it out by the handful and not making a dent. It is a deciduous groundcover for shade to part shade and has lucious smelling flowers for far too short of a time period.


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correction

I'm ripping it out by the wheelbarrow full not handful.


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update

these spots are next to the house and separated from the rest of the yard, which sounds like an ideal spot for the Lily. however, i don't want to spread it around if it is invasive and destroys native habitat like English and other ivies. is this the case? otherwise i would be happy to take some from you. i don't have a car but may be able to borrow one from a friend. i am located by SE 28th & Holgate.


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RE: wanted: groundcover - se pdx

No, it isn't a noxious weed like Hedera helix.

I'm near 148th and Stark. We eat at The Semaphore on Sundays on a regular basis. Perhaps we could drop some off some time soon.


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