TOP 10 Plants and Ground Cover for Your Paths and Walkways
Paths and walkways are an integral part of every garden. They allow you to get from one place to another easily in order to maintain the garden. But paths and walkways don’t need to be only practical, they can easily become decorative and beautiful. This can be done by planting interesting plants and ground covers which will add color and life to them and to your garden as well. All you need are varieties that can stand foot traffic. Now you must think that the list of plants you can use for…
Moss Phlox (Phlox subulata) is a richly flowering, clump-forming phlox that stays green in both summer and winter. In spring these plants produce innumerable crimson and white flowers that attract butterflies. These Phlox like to be planted in full sunshine.
Thyme-planted courtyard stones...As I walked across the courtyard this morning, the scent was heavy in the air and the colors of the wooly thyme, creeping thyme, "little prince" thyme, and elfin thyme had that tapestry look I was hoping for
Weed-smothering groundcover: Soapwort - Soapworts are underappreciated plants. Many of them make fine groundcovers. 'Max Frei' is a low-growing, mat-forming selection that is highlighted with starry pink flowers in spring. It's an excellent choice for gardens because it tolerates summer's heat and humidity. Name: Saponaria x lempergii 'Max Frei'. Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil. Size: To 1 foot tall. Zones: 3-7
15 Design Ideas for Beautiful Garden Paths: Freeform slabs of Tennessee fieldstone and Pennsylvania bluestone create a rustic pathway that enhances the cottage air of the house and grounds. Colorful perennials and groundcovers are sprinkled along the edges.