Here is a garden design idea with perennial groundcovers for a shady spot. I like to dress up a shrub border with low growing ground covers plants. Ground covers can add lots of interest while adding color and texture, while often serving to conceal lower leaves of shrubs which often turn unsightly toward the end of the season.
Autumn Fern or Dryopteris (top) gives a vertical, but delicate lift to the back of your planting with color changing thru the season. Heuchera Caramel (middle) is a colorful mounding coral bells that adds contrast. Finish it off with an edging of Carex Evergold, an evergreen groundcover with a neat and tidy, tufted look.
This perennial plant combination is easy to grow in any well drained site that would get morning sun and afternoon shade. Plant in groups of 3,5,7 or more and get ready to add great color to your shade garden.
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Here is how she did it in 3 easy steps:
1) One wire rack planter
3) 1 – 16” pot of Red Geranium
Lisa simply lined 2 of the SedumSod mats. (Mats measure 10×20″) so they faced outward from the wire planter. (It was a large enough planter – so the SedumSod did not even need to be cut). Once placed, she simply set a large 16”pot of flowering red geraniums in the center. The pot was a perfect size to keep the mats snug against the wire.
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SedumSod® is a gardener’s dream when it comes to a Dig Free Garden™. Enjoy instant beauty and quick results with this easy to install sun loving ground cover. No other ground cover that we know of is truly that easy to install & enjoy.
Sedums have minimal water needs and thrive in areas
where other plants fail. They perform their best in full sun to part shade. Their colors are more vibrant when placed in a minimum of 4 hours of sun a day. They require little water once established and are content in poor to average soil with good drainage.
All you need to do is rake area smooth, remove mat from tray, press down on soil and water lightly.
SedumSod® can be cut to fit in between stepping stones or other tights spaces. There are many container DIY uses for SedumSod® to liven up a patio or front entryway.
There is no maintenance requirements or need to fertilize. Welcome to easy gardening.
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