Low maintenance, low growing plant suggestion
If you hate "What to plant where" questions, skip this post.
I'm moving so I'm trying to just finish my landscaping so it looks good, but shifting my plans to low maintenance options. Initially I was going for an edible landscaping garden but that is anything but low maintenance. Last fall I bought those adorable pink strawberries, they looked great this spring, but they have proven to be bad citizens in the garden. They don't set berries worth a darn, and they are not a cultivar of the demure, no-runner alpine strawberries that I grew before. No, they have got runners taking over my postage stamp bed. I'm gonna take them out and bring them with me to my new home, (the darn things cost 8 bucks a piece!) but I need a replacement. Now I need something that is low maintenance and doesn't get too tall or leggy.
I have bearberry planted in the bed but it's not doing too well. I think it's too sunny for sweet woodruff that I love. Kinda late to plant lily of the valley. Lamium? My taste is so NOT "low maintenance." I'm going for a mix of shrubs and perrenials. So far in the bed there's a grey birch tree that is dying, a tiny dwarf hemlock, jeddeloh or something like that, a shrubby crabapple, Virginia's rose, a blueberry bush, ferns and unruly mint. If I can get another blueberry I might go with that, but the one I have is the hard to find lowbush type. Anyway, most of those are NOT low maintenance, I'm having a hard time thinking in that direction. Maybe a small shrubby cinquefoil?