Category Archives: Groundcovers

Lights, Camera, Action-Spring 2014!

 

Seasonal Design with Rita Calvert
Setting the Stage is Homestead Gardens spectacular Spring Open House theme this year to bridge the gap from trying winter storms to a season filled with sunshine …

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How Real Gardeners Use Stepables

Here’s another Perennials Pandemonium event I’ve marked on my calendar and recommended to my friends: Stepables: Plants that Tolerate Foot Traffic! by Sandy McDougle of Sandy’s Plants.  It’s at our Davidsonville store this …

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Trend I Applaud: Sedums as Groundcovers

I’ve long been a fan of Sedums, but it wasn’t until I ventured beyond the tallish ‘Sedum Joy’ and its ilk and tried groundcover-height Sedums that I became an ardent fan.  In fact I’m quite …

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How and What to Plant Under Trees

What do we usually see growing under large trees?  Groundcover, of course, and lots of it, usually just one type.  And there’s nothing wrong with that, but even these seemingly impossible spots (tree roots!!) can …

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Glorious Ground Covers

On a recent garden tour there was lots to admire – vast sweeps of shrubs and perennials, grand views, pools and ponds – but I especially loved the creative uses ground covers.  Here’s a look, …

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Favorite groundcovers for shade

As promised, here are perennial expert Lisa Winters’s favorite groundcovers for shade, as revealed during our recent Perennial Affair.  (And here’s the link to her favorites for sun.) :

Below are two terrific …

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Favorite groundcovers for sun

Groundcovers are a tricky plant group to get right – they seem to either spread too quickly or too slowly – and so few of them are evergreen.  No wonder we see the same three …

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