GBDW – Covering the Ground Wrap-Up

– Posted in: Garden Design

Many thanks to this month’s contributors for sharing lots of ideas and helpful how-to tips on getting rid of grass, choosing and using mulches, and selecting gorgeous groundcovers for multi-season interest. Let’s get right to them! Garden Bloggers’ Design Workshop – Covering the Ground (Nan at Gardening Gone Wild): Kick-off post for this month’s topic. [...]

Groundcovers: An Exuberant Combination

– Posted in: Garden Plants
Agaves and groundcovers-April 25, 2009 015-resized

When you combine sharp orange/red tubular shaped flowers and silver needled stems with soft pink globe shaped flowers perched on wiry stems 1-2 inches high with variegated leaves, the result is an eyepopping combination! These specimens offer a huge contrast in both the flower and leaf shapes and colors that will minimally be noted by [...]