The roses were relocated after this article posted, and are doing reasonably well in their new landscape. The fake strawberry were left behind and not salvaged. Perhaps I should give them more consideration.
Wild strawberries are worth salvaging.
Under a bank of carpet roses that I am none too keen on, this grubby ground cover competes with more aggressive weeds. To me, it looks like common mock strawberry, Potentilla indica. I never gave it much though. It seemed to me that whoever had installed cheap and common carpet roses on that bank would have employed a comparably cheap and common ground cover.
The ground cover was more prolific in open spots that were too narrow for more of the roses, and from there, seemed to have migrated under the roses as a second layer of ground cover. It would not have been installed underneath intentionally. It did not occur to me that it may have grown from seed like so many other weeds there, or migrated in from the surrounding forest.
The white flowers did catch my attention though. I was not…
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