Ground CoverSome more unusual groundcovers.
Common periwinkle (Vinca minor) or Japanese spurge (Pachysandra terminalis) are low evergreen plants that stand both sun and shade. The former has little blue flowers in May; the latter, greenish yellow ones in April. Both are hardy and neither needs attention after once becoming established. Hall's honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica) is almost evergreen. In June it has abundant, fragrant white flowers which turn yellow after bees visit them. All these plants are cheap, easy to plant and make grow and they spread rapidly if their stems are anchored with pebbles, clods of earth or even wire hairpins.
Adapted from: Gardening Short Cuts