Category Archives: Groundcover

Blooming Scilla Bulbs and Ajuga

Scilla, Siberian Squill
The blue floral carpet of Scilla, also known as Siberian Squill, is in full bloom right now. Its azure blue flowers are a hot topic at the nursery and online this week.  Everyone wonders what they are and where they came … Continue Reading ››

Evergreen Perennials and Groundcovers

Image of coral bells
Heuchera or Coral Bells
Our exposed, dormant landscape has strengthened my appreciation for those evergreen and semi-evergreen plants that add winter texture, and color. Perennials and groundcovers such as coral bells, lenten rose, creeping phlox, wintergreen, euonymus, and vinca draw … Continue Reading ››

What’s Doing the Blooming? Honeysuckle Vine

dropmore-scarlet-honeysuckle-vine-close-upHoneysuckle vine, also known as Lonicera, are a classic favorite.  Common supports for honeysuckle vine are a trellis, arbor, fence or other sturdy structure. But don’t let the word “vine” stop you from using these plants as a groundcover or for erosion control.  Stunning is the … Continue Reading ››

What’s Doing the Blooming? Plains Prickly Pear

Opuntia macrorhiza (Plains Prickly Pear)
Opuntia macrorhiza (Plains Prickly Pear)
This time each year a steady stream of visitors come to ask us, “What is that plant in the display garden with the beautiful yellow flowers?” Before we can answer they follow with, “It looks … Continue Reading ››