Monday, March 28, 2011

Another Great Groundcover for Dry Areas

This is a funny spot in my Laguna garden that is a dry slope in dappled shade. I don't know how many groundcovers I have planted here over the years trying to get something to settle in and live happily without much care or concern. What finally worked? Snow-In-The-Summer (Cerastium tomentosum)! I do love the thick, blue-green blanket it creates around the daylilies and struggling birch trees (not enough water for the birch trees to be very happy). I must confess that the pretty white flowers that most people grow this perennial for are not very abundant in the summer, probably not enough light, but I don't mind. I like it just the way it is, soft, pretty and easy.

1 comment:

Phillip said...

I'm always looking for groundcovers to help with the terribly dry spot behind our garage. I'll make a note of this. Epimedium and hellebores seem to do well in these conditions.