Groundcovers

Juniperus spp and hybrids   Other Name common juniper   Sun Requirements full sun   Bloom Period and Seasonal Color Junipers are grown for their evergreen foliage in various shades of green, gold and blue   Mature Height x Spread 1 to 40 feet x 5 to 20 feet   Added Benefits Native, deer resistant   You see them everywhere in New England. Junipers are common evergreen plants in many landscapes. This group is huge and varied. They all have attractive green or blue-green needles and blue berries that add […]

Listen to this podcast and read about growing and caring for mint plants including how to stop them from being invasive.   podcast transcript One of the biggest drawbacks to mint is not getting it to grow, but keeping it under control. But it’s worth the effort. Mint is a flavorful herb that comes in many flavors, such as spearmint, orange, melon, apple, and chocolate peppermint. Not only is it a great addition to drinks, teas and cooking, the plant is an attractive ground cover as well with colorful pastel, […]

Learn about the best varieties and how to grow strawberries in your garden. Listen to Podcast: podcast transcript How to Grow: Strawberries I know it’s summer when I can go harvest strawberries (Fragaria). The sweet, juicy red fruits signal the beginning of the fruit season in my garden. I’m always amazed at how fast they grow and ripen. From small plants popped in the ground the previous year, comes a full bed loaded with green fruits that ripen to red almost overnight with warm weather.   When you see the […]

When it comes to flavoring recipes, Mediterranean herbs are some of the most popular. While rosemary and basil get lots of press, don’t forget the low growing, perennial herbs, such as thyme and oregano. Oregano offers that robust flavor we associate with pasta sauces. Thyme leaves have fragrances such as lemon, orange and nutmeg depending on the selection. Both herbs compliments fish, meat, cheese and vegetables featuring beans and squash well. They are both beautiful plants with white or pink flowers How to Use in Foodscaping Most thyme and oregano […]

Euonymous fortunei   Other Name climbing euonymous   Sun Requirements full sun, part sun, part shade   Bloom Period and Seasonal Color Blooms are not significant. Mostly grown for the colorful foliage that’s variegated white, yellow and green with tinges of purple.   Mature Height x Spread 1 to 2 feet x 2 to 4 feet   Added Benefits drought tolerant, fall color   Winter creeper is a versatile plant. It can be trained into an attractive low growing ground cover, mounded shrub or a vertical vine. It’s semi-evergreen so […]

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