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more groundcover pics

Posted by Chris_ont 5a Ont (My Page) on
Sat, Jul 9, 05 at 12:50

Here is the way my ground cover bed is shaping up. The idea was to try a whole bunch of different ones and then see how they duke it out. The "winners" (prettiest and forming the densest cover) get to take over a piece of lawn.
Here is the battle so far:
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Surprisingly, the creeping thyme (beside petunias) are holding their own in spite of serious competition from surrounding plants.
The white guys are most agressive but I wonder if they won't look ragged once finished blooming.
The purple guys in the back seem to be switching to the yellow team.

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The foliage of the pink guys (left) looks a lot like the yellow guys but is blooming later. Pink guys spread fastest - weeds don't stand a chance.
Blue guys in front are a definite contender but very aggressive and late to get going in the spring (I thought they didn't make it through the winter. They are now seriously crowding the wee little wooly thyme (bottom), which is making a run for it.
The little pretty with the single white flower appears to be looking for a referee. I think I'll rescue it.

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Clearly, Yellow guys annihilated the purple team. Will be interesting to pick out the survivors to start them somewhere else - I rather like that colour.

Hmm, can ya tell I can't find my plant tags right now??


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RE: more groundcover pics

Wow, what an beautiful idea! I love the mixture and think it would be wonderful if they can all live happily together. I think I'd just keep them controlled by pulling some out and transplanting or trading it when it gets too big for it's space. I'd sure like for you to find your plant tags and tell me what they are. ;-)


RE: more groundcover pics

A lmost a whole year later,but as they say"better late than never.

Do you know yet what that greyish/white is to the left of the yellow coreopsis and the rock in the first picture??.
It's all beautiful,so tell us how it all turned out,and did you keep it all??

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