Re: garden question
> My granddaughter from Washington State has asked me to recommend
> plants for a garden she is planning there. It will be in full sun when the
> sun shines there, which is not so much of the time these days. She
> would like low-growing ground-cover type plants with a few accents,
> but nothing large. Since we are in an almost perpetual drought
> situation, and since most of my garden area is shaded, I don't have
> answers off the top of my head. I looked at catalogs, but the ones
> I use most feature drought-tolerant, shade-loving plants, I don't have
> one I can just hand her and say "use this." Surely some of this
> knowledgable group will have suggestions of suitable plants and/or
> catalogs/nurseries that could give her the information and advice
> she needs.
I'm catching up on old messages and saw this.
What constitutes a groundcover to her? If 2' is OK, Comptonia
peregrina is a great plant and fixes nitrogen to boot.
Other options include the ubiquitous Vinca. There are a LOT of
Also, what about Cotoneaster, like 'Mooncreeper'?
A perennial possibility for shade is Woolly yarrow
or 'Angelina' sedum:
I'm linking to the nursery pages because they have photos and
descriptions that might help, not to tell you to order from me.
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