The Q&A Archives: Plants for Planting Between Pavers

Question: I recently inherited a bunch of paving type stone from a friend. I am planning to make a pathway with them, filling in around the stones with some kind of moss or small plants. Can you give me any good suggestions? The area recieves a medium amount of foot traffic so the plants need to be able to take some occasional trampling. The path will run along the shady side of the house where I noticed some rather delicate moss is all ready growing. Also the winters here are pretty harsh with snow on the ground most of the season. Thanks for your time Smiling Michelle Guerra Janesville, CA

Answer: Creeping Jenny (Lysimachia nummalaria) and Creeping Thyme (Thymus drucei) are two plants that do well between pavers. The creeping jenny is more suited to the shadiness that you describe. They might need some attention in order not to cover your paversover time. Grass shears or scissors work well to control the growth.

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