|I am cleaning up ivy in my front yard area, but I still have 3 redwood trees there . Since the soil is probably acidic and there is shade and that would negate my planting a lawn, what would you suggest? I would like something I could walk and lay on. Thanks again..Dave Gale|
|There are a number of groundcovers, perennials and shrubs that will adapt to growing in the conditions you describe. Once you've planted your groundcover you may want to spice the area up with a few perennials and shrubs!|
Groundcovers include Pachysandra (yellow flowers), Trachelospermum (Star Jasmine) with fragrant white flowers, and Vinca minor (Periwinkle) that blooms abundantly from spring through fall. Colors are either white or purple. Low-growing ground covers that you can sit on and enjoy include Pratia and Soleirolia (Baby's Tears).
Brunfelsia pauciflora is a shrub with clusters of violet flowers with yellow centers. Camellia's - many varieties - love shadeand come in lots of colors. Daphne odora (Winter daphne) has tiny fragrant blooms in December and January.
Perennials - Campanula in shades of blue, purple, white or pink, impatiens (same color choices), saxifraga, Asian lilies, and pansies.