Nothing but grass is sprouting yet, still too cold. I wish I could move down south.
Here in Oregon we have high-acid soil, and much of the free mulching get is coniferous. I think the following perennials, which all grow happily in pine-mulch rich areas of my yard. would all be very happy in your pine bed:
Currants black red white pink
High bush cranberry (viburnum)
Low bush and high bush blueberries
Thimble berries or salmon berries (in shade)
I never even heard of or seen gooseberries. I don't see why they won't grow here unless there is some sort of importation law.
Angela Baker wrote:Where are you located? Gooseberries and currants like temperate climates. Gooseberries, currants and such do very well in partial shade. I have black currants and white currants in full shade that produce very large yields.
I am in a town called davenport wa. It is usda zone 5a. It is always gusty here. The seed website says it is hardy to zone 3
I now am reading up on the gooseberry esp Hinnomaki Red and they look legal. But I don't know anyone who grows them and I don't ever recall seeing them in a store. They look beautiful and delicious. It looks like a good plant to protect the trunk of a fruit tree. Unless the roots end up fighting, I don't know.