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Stepables: Perfect Plants for Paths and Walkways

Stepables: Cool ideas for plants and ground cover for your Paths and Walkways!

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Red Creeping Thyme

Red Creeping Thyme. Grows 3 inches tall max - no mowing . Lemony scent. Gorgeous with lavender. Perennial. Repels mosquitoes. Can grow as entire lawn

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.

A thyme lawn. Prettier than grass, needs no mowing or watering, (much less wasted water), purple blooms in the summer, and smells lovely when you walk on it.

Creeping Jenny, a perennial ground cover that comes back every year and keeps out the weeds.Good for shady areas, or sun

I really want to do this. Lavender Hidcote - This easy-to-grow sun perennial thrives in full sun normal garden soil. Plants vigorously grow to form mounds of fragrant, silvery foliage 18 tall 24 wide. This drought-tolerant hardy perennial has extremely fragrant foliage

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A Planting Guide for Red Creeping Thyme

Red Creeping Thyme. Grows 3 inches tall max - no mowing . Lemony scent. Gorgeous with lavender. Perennial. Repels mosquitoes. Can grow as entire lawn. (this could be an answer for me!~~tko)

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Easy Groundcovers

Weed-smothering groundcover: Lily-of-the-Valley - Beautifully fragrant, lily-of-the-valley is one of the easiest groundcovers to grow. It's perfect in the shady spot off the patio or under the big tree in the backyard. Do watch it, though: It can be a vigorous spreader. Name: Convallaria majalis. Growing Conditions: Shade and well-drained soil. Size: 8 inches tall. Zones: 3-8

Daylilies and hostas! two hard to kill or in other words, easy to grow plants that make this bed look marvelous! And both plants multiply, too!

The very tiny Irish Moss seeds create a moss-like, emerald-green perennial foliage that forms a compact 1 - 2 inch tall carpet. Sagina Subulata ground cover is excellent for planting between flagstones or as a lawn substitute. It grows in part sun to shade and blooms tiny white flowers in late spring to early summer. Zones 4-10

I love the look of this small shade garden, Astilbes, fuchsias, hostas, creeping jenny

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No-Fail Perennials of the Northeast

Soapwort - Saponaria officinalis A cinch to grow. Features clusters of phlox-like pink, purple, or white flowers in summer and fall. Full sun and well-drained soil. To 2 feet tall and wide. Grow with Yarrow; both are low-care, sun-loving perennials. Zones 3-9

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How to Prune Forsythia

How to Prune Forsythia | On Sutton Place finally!!! i have one of these growing like crazy

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Native, Drought Tolerant Plants for Your Yard

native drought tolerant plants for your yard, gardening, landscape

There are very few ground covers that can be walked-on, but creeping thyme is one of them. So it makes an ideal ground cover to use between stepping stones, near the patio adjoining walkways or around stones and boulders.