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Evergreen Perennials and Groundcovers

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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 my eye past all the empty spaces, where my herbaceous perennials sleep. Usually covered by snow, the evergreen feature of these plants often goes unnoticed. These late winter/early spring stretches of exposure are becoming more frequent in recent years. This has fueled my effort to include more of these “down to earth” evergreen and semi-evergreen plants into my beds and borders. Take a look. What plants do you notice in these earliest days of spring?

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Wintergreen
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Creeping Phlox

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