Plant a path with sedum sarmentosum - spreads rapidly - good for poor soils.

Sedum sarmentosum - Spreads rapidly, almost invasive. Good for extremely poor soils. Idea for planting along ditch. Stringy stonecrop, Sedum sarmentosum, is probably the fastest-growing sedum around -- at least in the cold-hardy species.

Creeping Jenny comes back every year and keeps out the weeds. I love it in my flowerbeds, spreads. Great contrast color to plants and flowers. Great Gardens & Ideas

Creeping Jenny comes back every year and keeps out the weeds. Creeping Jenny comes back every year and keeps out the weeds. I love it in my flowerbeds, spreads. Great contrast color to plants and flowers.

This is a ground cover sedum called October Daphne and it's blue!

I would love this in my garden.october daphne sedum, silver blue foliage with small pink flower in late summer. Full to partial sun. Low growing, mounding effect.

~Helleborus Red Lady, flowers, dark is beautiful

~Helleborus Red Lady, flowers, dark is beautiful. I love these dark hellebores, they are so vampy and mysterious, and flower in the cold months when the garden is bare.

Hebe 'Youngii' - A compact, spreading, evergreen shrub which is smothered in short spikes of large violet flowers all summer, that gradually fade to white. The tiny leaves are dark green and glossy and often have fine red margins. Its spreading habit makes it ideal for rock gardens, or try it planted en-masse along a path or driveway. Like most hebes, it will flourish in a range of conditions, and once established, it is drought-tolerant, too. The flowers are a magnet for bees and…

Hebe Carl Teschner ) Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: poor or moderately fertile, moist, well-drained neutral to slightly alkaline soil Rate of growth: average Flowering period: June-August Hardiness: fully hardy

Musk Cottage. Flinders, Mornington Peninsula. Weekender of Rick Eckersley.

It was pouring with rain the day I got to see Musk Cottage as part of the Australian Landscape Conference tour. But it was such a wonderful garden, … Continue reading →

Leucophyta brownii - silver cushion bush. Australian native.

Leucophyta brownii, the silver cushion bush. an Australian native and excellent drought-resistant ground cover

drumstick alliums and artemisia

Allium spaerocephalum (Drumstick Allium) and Silver Wormwood (Artemisia ludoviciana). Its plum colored blossoms combine beautifully with many colors in the garden and are spectacular paired with silver foliage.

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