Landscaping & Nursery Information for Home Gardeners

Ground Cover

Some 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

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