We love dwarf sweetbox (Sarcococca hookeriana var. humilis) for its very fragrant late winter flowers and its evergreen foliage. Read Article
Virtues: A rugged, dense evergreen shrub that makes a nice evergreen mat. Foliage turns bronze or purplish bronze in winter, for something “different.” A good alternative to mat-forming junipers.
In this video, Tricia from Peaceful Valley introduces the benefits of growing a winter cover crop and how to get it started.
What is a cover crop? Read Article
We love ‘Tom Thumb’ cotoneaster (Cotoneaster adpressus ‘Tom Thumb’) for its tiny leaves, beautiful branch structure, fall color and ground-covering abilities. Read Article
Here’s how to buy fewer pots of groundcover but still cover plenty of ground. Read Article
Tips for transplanting moss from one garden area to another. Read Article
There’s nothing as soothing as an emerald carpet of moss on a damp, misty morning. Mosses combine wonderfully with ferns and evergreen groundcovers in the shady garden and I hope you’ll agree that mosses are one plant that no garden should be without. Read Article
Can you recommend a lawn grass for deep shade, or specific steps we can take to get it going? Read Article
Here are a few good groundcover choices for the sun.
Got a shady spot? Here are some groundcovers that will dress up the shade.