slideshow: 10 great groundcovers to rely upon
IAM THINKING OF SIMPLIFYING SOME OF MY BIGGEST GARDEN BEDS this year—spots where the shrubs have grown in and are just crying out for a simple groundcover or two at their feet. In a slideshow, then, some of the tried-and-true choices I’ve got plenty of here to choose from come spring (including Geranium macrorrhizum, above). Divide and conquer, right?
Hover your cursor on the right side of the big photo to reveal the navigational arrows (or if you prefer, double-click the big image and the show will display on your darkened screen). When you’re done looking at photos, don’t forget to go read the full profiles of any that interest you, at the links below the photo gallery. Enjoy. And remember: Order multiples!
profiles of the pictured plants:
- Geranium macrorrhizum
- Helleborus orientalis hybrids
- Trachystemon orientalis
- Pulmonaria rubra
- Sedums, low-growing types, plus ‘Angelina’
- Lysimachia nummularia ‘Aurea’
- Ferns, colorful ones and a wider range of fern choices
- Hakonechloa ‘All Gold’
- Microbiota decussata