Wednesday, July 11, 2012


 Our lovely neighbor Deb brought over a few plants today.  First up is Lipstick Strawberry.  It was created in 1966 by crossing a fruiting strawberry with a Cinquefoil.  The result is a pink flowering strawberry that fruits rarely and spreads rapidly, used primarily as a ground cover in less than perfect soil.

I chose to place the 2 plants with their runners in with the Ozark strawberries I planted earlier this year.  New runners from this cross pollination should fruit more and the pink flowers are a nice change from Ozark's white.

I also got to plant a couple Red Russian Kale (Yum)  Perfect next to the small Howden Pumpkin that gets dappled shade from the ancient apple tree in the back yard.

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