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Raquel's Garden

alpine strawberries (RIP)

Genus: Fragaria.

Species: Fragaria vesca.

Bought them as seed in a little packet sold at Walgreen's (I blush as I write this!). Amazingly they actually germinated and grew. Out of six little plantys I now have three planted in a strawberry pot. We'll see if they survive or succumb to Houston's extreme heat!

I think it's an alpine strawberry, but I'm not sure!

Well, it did succumb to Houston's heat and humidity - especially the direct sun it got on my balcony. I;ve heard it does well as ground cover, but clearly, it was not a good fit fot he strawberry pot. It just got too hot and it was too hard to keep it constantly watered.

I did enjoy my experiment with them, though. =)

Photos of this plant