Tuesday, April 26, 2011
V - Vinca
V is a tough letter; it seems many of the V-words are puffed up and self-important. I'm thinking of victory and vanquish and valedictorian. The word I was looking for last night had to be modest and also it had to relate to the garden so I could link my post to Garden Tuesday. So my word for today is Vinca. The plant I'm thinking of is actually called Vinca Minor, sometimes known as periwinkle, and it's a terrific ground cover plant. The most common type is the blue, pictures above which has a sweet colour and shading, but for ground cover under our cedars I chose the white variety.
It's a little more delicate and the flowers brighten up the shady spots.
Plus a couple plants came with a surprise purple flower as well. We're going into the third spring with this ground cover and it is starting to fill in and look quite lovely. I do like Vinca.