Thyme - easy to grow herbs Ground-hugging thyme is an ingredient in hundreds of culinary and medicinal staples. In landscapes, it makes a wonderful groundcover, lawn substitute, edging plant in a border, or filler between cracks in pavers. Its trailing habit also works well spilling over the edge of container gardens. Common thyme grows about 1 foot tall and bears pinkish lavender blooms in summer. Grow thyme in full sun.
Soapworts are underappreciated plants. Many of them make fine groundcovers. 'Max Frei' is a low-growing, mat-forming selection that is highlighted with starry pink flowers in spring. It's an excellent choice for gardens because it tolerates summer's heat and humidity. Name: Saponaria x lempergii 'Max Frei' Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil Size: To 1 foot tall Zones: 3-7
"Witch hazel (Hamamelis) - Fragrant in summer, witch hazel puts out clusters of spidery red-and-yellow flowers that blaze like little suns in the midst of winter. You’ll want to find the right place in your garden for this sizable shrub — it can grow up to 15 feet tall and nearly as wide. Plant witch hazel in the fall." Winter Plants | Fall and Winter Gardening Ideas | HouseLogic