Thursday, September 4, 2008
I needed something to plant between the stones in a flagstone path and found some little ground covers at a garden center last spring. I found several varieties called "stepables." Perfect! Something that would survive foot traffic is exactly what I needed. I planted 3 types and have been extremely pleased with how they have turned out.
This is "Alba." It is a brilliant green that will grow in partial shade to full sun. It has little white flowers, although mine does not bloom much. I only bought about 3 -- look how much it has spread.
This is "Little Star Creeper." It is a very tiny creeper that needs mostly sun and produces tiny sky-blue flowers from May until September. This cute little ground cover has not stopped blooming all summer! This picture does not do it justice. It has been so pretty.
Mixed in with Little Star Creeper in this picture is "Archers Gold." It is actually a type of thyme that has bright green foliage all year. It sometimes has little pink blooms. All of these ground covers can be walked on, but this one has a wonderful aroma when crushed.
I bought about 3 each of these ground covers. They came in a 4 inch pot and were really full, but they were rather pricey. However, this is one time I feel like I got what I paid for. Would I buy more? Absolutely!