Sunday, March 28, 2010

Sea of Blue Groundcover

My goal in life (at least my gardening goal) is to not see the soil in my garden beds. A good groundcover keeps the moisture in the ground, the weeds at bay, and just looks tidy. I am constantly adding groundcovers, spreading plants, mulch and whatever I can to cover that dirt. In this little planter in the front of my SJC house my son added this fine gravel as a groundcover among the succulents and grasses and as I walked by the other day it caught my eye. I really like the soft, cool, blue hue that it adds to the green and burgundy plants that live there. It is a bit different than the gray and gold colored gravels I use in other parts of the garden. I am going to keep it in mind for some of my other beds that have an issue with exposed dirt!

1 comment:

keewee said...

Sheila, the blue color of the gravel does look nice.