Native Wild Strawberries / by Sandy Olson

I grew these from seed. They are delightful morsels, larger than the ones growing in my grass, sweet and more complexly flavored than the domestic strawberries. I am watching them form a beautiful fresh green understory carpet in my wild garden. I only weed what I perceive as getting in their way and give them room to run. They shade the ground conserving water. They provide fruit for the birds and the resident groundhog, although he or she presently seems more interested in violet leaves.