Common names: Barrenwort, Bishop’s Hat. Plant History and Name Epimedium was apparently named Barrenwort, barren for ‘not able to conceive’ and wort (plant) because when eaten it was supposed to prevent conception. Bishop’s Hat is an obvious … [Read more...] about How To Grow Groundcover Epimedium In The Shade Garden
Growing Asarum, or what is sometimes called Wild Ginger (although you won't want to eat it), and these ornamental gingers will definitely appeal to you if you like variegated foliage and shady ground covers. They thrive in a shade garden where a … [Read more...] about How To Grow Asarum Or Wild Ginger As A Ground Cover In The Shade
Growing Goutweed or Aegopodium (also known as Bishops Weed) is one of the most popular plants in our North American gardens if you go by the number of plants sold. It is also one of the biggest garden thugs in our gardens and unsuspecting … [Read more...] about Growing Goutweed or Bishops Weed As A Ground Cover
Wooly thyme is an excellent perennial for full sun, hot areas where foot traffic is minimal. Plant on 12 to 18-inch centers and it will fill in the spaces in the second year. Blooms purplish in early summer and will self sow if happy. … [Read more...] about Here’s How To Succeed Growing Wooly Thyme
Do groundcovers really stop weeds? I get asked this question regularly, and it is the most important question when you begin to consider groundcovers in your garden. The myth of groundcovers stopping weeds. The garden myth is that a … [Read more...] about Do groundcovers really stop weeds?
Ajuga is one of the most common of perennial ground covers and with good reason. It is fast to grow, easy to grow, is quite hardy, attractive leaves and lovely blue flowers in the spring. What's not to like about Bugleweed? Note that any plant … [Read more...] about How To Grow Ajuga As A Perennial Ground Cover