Welcome Invader

This sweet little flower is Blue Star Creeper. It was originally planted in two different borders around my lawn. I now have large covered areas in the grass that I couldn't get out, even if I wanted to. I used to sit, carefully digging out the wayward violets, dandelions, and the small chunks of this guy. Too bad it can't choke out the ever-pushy crabgrass.


Anonymous said...

Ah yes, I have Blue Star Creeper as well, but it hasn't really crept very far over the years. I do think it's very sweet and lovely.
Sadly, what has spread is some St. John's Wort and plain Ivy that I planted years ago right next to our house. My master-gardener neighbor, (or she seems to be) just informed me that the roots to both will go for many feet and destroy a foundation. Argh! I'm going to pretend I didn't hear her.
St. John's Wort; Levi loves the name of that plant. He wonders if there's a St. John's Noisome Boil plant as well. (He thinks Wort is "Wart".)

Sadie Lou said...

I love little flowers in a lawn--they are not weeds! How do I get some?

Tracie said...

Michele- Levi's funny. Yes, poke the info on ivy and St. John's Wort in your mental delete file; you can't easily get rid of either.

Sadie- You just march on down to your favorite local nursery and pick up a six pack. Once planted, they seem to migrate down hill best.