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Old 04-24-2008, 09:09 PM
 
Location: NW Arkansas
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Do they spread by seed or by runners? The wild strawberrie here spread by runners. They have spread all through my front flowerbed. I grew some alpine strawberries from seed. They didn't spread, in fact I think I have lost most of them.
The wild ones do have tasty berries, but they are small.
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Old 04-25-2008, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Piedmont NC
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My ornamental strawberry sends out runners that then take root and become another little plant. Think: spider plant, the houseplant. It doesn't seem to take them long, either. The berries, of course, have seeds and I imagine just as DrDrea23 alludes, the seeds get spread everywhere by birds and the like, and evidently have no problem germinating and growing.

I checked on the little devils just yesterday, and they are rapidly filling-in the front of the bed where I planted them last Spring. The flowers are so sweet, and the berries so cute, until I am just going to leave them where they are, for now. It's a small bed, and they look nice at the front, with Stella d'Oro daylilies at the back. They, too, are invasive so they may get interesting -- just who will choke who out?

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Old 06-02-2009, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Youngstown, Oh.
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I've got wild strawberries, that must have been planted by the previous owner.(or a bird...) I really don't like them because they are choking out my dianthus.

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Old 02-04-2011, 09:49 AM
 
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Try planting ferns or daffodils for a nice woodland affect....you could also plant a small maple or dogwood in the center depending on the size of your bed... the affect is just breath taking..... sprawling ground covers like ivy, periwinkle, and most mints can take over a garden in a heart beat but once they do if you are creative they can lead to a fairly easy natural garden.
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Old 02-04-2011, 02:09 PM
 
Location: NC, USA
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Do ya ever wonder why they haven't come up with an invasive Tomato Plant? If you put one in the ground, before spring is over with, you'd have an entire row of the things. Somebody could make a fortune with these things if they were a tasty Tomato.
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Old 02-09-2011, 01:03 PM
 
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Do ya ever wonder why they haven't come up with an invasive Tomato Plant? If you put one in the ground, before spring is over with, you'd have an entire row of the things. Somebody could make a fortune with these things if they were a tasty Tomato.
i've often thought how cool it would be to come up with a useful crop plant that had all the survival qualities of a weed.

goodbye world hunger!
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