Tag Archives: perennial groundcover

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? Ajuga

Ajuga ' Chocolate Chip'
Ajuga ' Chocolate Chip'
This beautiful ajuga is so full of flowers you can hardly see the foliage!  Ajuga's bright blue flower spikes in spring make it easy to fall in love with. Equally easy to fall for are the shiny green-burgundy … Continue Reading ››

Evergreen and Semi-Evergreen Perennial Groundcovers

Not every Minnesota winter allows us to appreciate our evergreen and semi-evergreen perennial groundcovers like this one.  Many winters, they spend our dormant months fully blanketed by snow - out of sight and out of mind until the spring thaw.  In spring, they must compete for our attention with the vigorous and vibrant new growth of our herbaceous perennials, … Continue Reading ››