What I Shed Today

lightening up a little at a time

virginia spiderworts transplanted

on May 8, 2014

That pretty herb with the blue flower growing on the WIST grounds is Virginia spiderwort (Tradescantia virginiana). Though spiderwort is native to the eastern US, ours were probably planted at the margin of the woods by a previous owner of our property. They have now thoroughly naturalized at the front of our yard, coming up in our minuscule lawn and even appearing in the vegetable garden beds.

Virginia spiderwort <em>(Tradescantia virginiana)</em>

Virginia spiderwort (Tradescantia virginiana)

Since I want neither to till them under nor mow them down, this morning I moved several out of threat’s way. I’m happier with them decorating the edge of the canopy with their fellows. They’ll prefer it, too!

shedding style: relocate
destination: room enough to grow

Comments welcome … what of yours needs a little better growing room?


2 responses to “virginia spiderworts transplanted

  1. Anne Lene says:

    So pretty, I understand why you moved some if them to “safety” :-)

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