Last month, I posted details of my 3rd Ajuga variety: Burgundy Glow. I found one at Lowe's and tucked it into the IB2DWs bed near the driveway . In that post , I looked at the tri-color foliage and how it is a little bit slower-grower than 'Chocolate Chip'. Well...it tuns out that I'm (now) planting a second one. That was a gift of sorts. Back earlier this Summer, the kids made Fairy Gardens. One of the plants that one of the girls bought - but LEFT IN THE CONTAINER - is an Ajuga Burgundy Glow. Here below are a few photos - including how this thing had roots coming out the bottom big-time: I carefully peeled the container away and decided to stick it into the backyard - right off the patio, by the screened porch door - hoping it will fill in the space and hug the patio. See below for the size: More groundcover. More, indeed. I'm posting this in November 2023, but I did this dividing and transplanting in mid-October 2023.
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Every year, we attend something called "Fairy Fest" at the Growing Place in Naperville. We build some Fairy garden stuff, have a little tea party, buy some tiny plants and then hang out with this guy in a gnome costume. Or...a gnome. He's pretty believable. One of the things he tells the kids is that any garden with a gnome is going to be happier, healthier and wiser. I kind of glommed on to that statement and have been pointing out the one gnome we have out back. I don't think I've ever posted specifically *about* him, but I do have this photo (scroll down) in this post that shows off the current gnome that inhabits our backyard . He doesn't have a name, but I've had him for close to ten years. I think Nat bought him from Target and he's done a fine job making our backyard happier, healthier and wiser. He's cast iron and has weathered being outside for those (almost) ten years and I really like him. However, you know what is bette