Landscape Photo #3834: Trying out different ground covers.

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Name: Treehugger
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treehugger
Oct 26, 2015 1:37 PM CST
The square without a name is a low growing Sedum. I'm interested in seeing which perennial ground covers will do best in my area so I planted different perennials in each square. I can't wait until the spring to see how they did over the winter.
Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Oct 27, 2015 7:38 PM CST
What a good idea!
Name: Greene
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greene
Aug 15, 2016 1:18 PM CST
@Treehugger,
How are the ground covers doing? Any updated images?
I am checking into different types of ground covers for a project in the back garden. Thank You!
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Name: Treehugger
Hanover Twp, PA (Zone 6a)
Region: United States of America Region: Northeast US Region: Pennsylvania Native Plants and Wildflowers Miniature Gardening Herbs
Enjoys or suffers cold winters Bee Lover Hostas Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Frogs and Toads Hummingbirder
treehugger
Aug 15, 2016 5:48 PM CST
I forgot that I even sent the picture. Yes, some plants are doing a lot better than others. The Spanish moss is gone it jumped into almost every square. So I pulled it out and will replace it with another ground cover. The Mazus reptans has been the best all year. It greened up quickly in the spring, bloomed and after I clipped off all the dead flowers and trimmed the foliage that was leaving its assigned area it has preformed perfectly, I'm surprised because I read about how invasive it is but a little care keeps it within bounds. The Corsican mint greened up a bit late but has filled in and the fragrance is heavenly. The miniature Lysimachia japonica 'Minutissima' is growing slower than I thought it would but seems to be OK. The Phlox flowers are too tall so I'm going to use a different low growing Phlox in the fall. The Veronica 'Whitewater' is not doing well in this part of my garden, where it is growing in full sun, hot conditions it is much happier. Acaena microphylla is bouncing back after being attacked by the Spanish moss. Of course the Thymes are perfect. I'm sending along a picture.
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