Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Wonderful World of Ground Cover

More and more often, home owners in our neighbourhood are devoting what would ordinarily be a grassy lawn to lovely areas of interest and colour. And, instead of just having one ground cover, they are combining several types making a living tapestry.

This snap, taken on a walk yesterday, shows a great combination of creeping phlox in soft mauve, Ajuga with purple/blue flowers and a lovely burgundy and silver Heuchera. The period of bloom will last for about 2 weeks. Even without the pretty blossoms, it will still be an area of interest with the different leaf textures and colours of all three of these perennials straight through the growing season until the snow flies.

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