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?
Click on the first thumbnail to start the show, then toggle from slide to slide using the arrows on your keyboard (or the ones beside the captions). And when you’re done, don’t forget to go read the full profiles of any that interest you, at the links below the photo gallery. Enjoy.
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
- Hakonechloa ‘All Gold’
- Microbiota decussata