I seem to remember someone warning me years ago that if I planted golden creeping Jenny (Lysimachia nummularia ‘Aurea’, USDA Hardiness Zones 4-8) in the ground, I’d never get rid of it. I ignored them and did so, but it’s never really taken off in my garden. Every year I notice a sprig or two come up, and I try popping some of it out of the ground and putting it in a container, but I still end up having to buy more. After seeing it as a groundcover in this garden, I’m kind of sad I can’t seem to succeed with it. Here, it scambles along playfully, softening the edge of a walkway and ambling into a water feature for a drink. It seems to discourage the weeds and adds a cheery golden carpet at the feet of its neighbors. I didn’t get a chance to meet the owner of this garden to ask if Jenny is a curse as well as a blessing…
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