I currently have Creeping Jenny in pots, and I'll be propagating it this summer into additional pots to add to my fairy garden area. Propagating Creeping Jenny is easy and just couple of plants can provide you will more than you may need. I am taking advantage of the creeping nature of it, and allowing the plants from existing pots to drape into smaller pots. These long drapes will grow roots in the soil and once established I can cut them from their mother plant.
|Tiny Roots growing from Creeping Jenny|
Creeping Jenny grows fastest in moist but not soggy soil, although it will grow in dryer environments, just less aggressively. In the garden, I find that it does not need to be watered once established and will tolerate very sunny locations. Creeping Jenny can also tolerate moderate foot traffic once established.
Why do I like it for the fairy garden? Since it is so low growing, I find that I can set fairy houses and other ornaments on top of it without hurting the plant, and without the plant covering my fairy house. Sometimes I will use a rock on top of the Creeping Jenny to set the fairy house or ornament on top of, still without causing damage to the majority of the plant.
I also like it mostly for pots that I have in the fairy garden since the creeping jenny is such a nice cascading plant and spills over the sides. It is also a nice bright contrasting color all year round and allows other plants and ornaments to shine.
|Roots will grow into soil and can be clipped from mother plant when established|
Below are a couple of fairy garden ornaments sitting on top of the Creeping Jenny.
Let me know in the comments if you have or will be adding Creeping Jenny to your fairy garden!