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Frances White started Stepables 14 years ago, offering 10 ground covers. Today, she sells 220 all over the country.

Ground covers provide popular lawn substitute, whether solid surfaces or plants like Stepables

Frances White started Stepables 14 years ago, offering 10 ground covers. Today, she sells 220 all over the country.

Charming Country Home Driveways, Natural Driveway Landscaping Ideas

Charming Country Home Driveways, Natural Driveway Landscaping Ideas

Country home driveway landscaping is an important part of your home and property presentation

Agapanthus 'Lilliput'. Summer flower perennial blue August

Gardening Tips and Plants

Agapanthus 'Lilliput' 'Lily of the Nile'. Summer flower perennial blue August -In Toronto, Winterize in unheated garage

HOME & GARDEN: 40 inspirations pour un jardin anglais:

40 inspirations pour un jardin anglais

Rose , Pivoine, Centaurea, Heuchera HOME & GARDEN: 40 inspirations pour un jardin anglais More ✨ ʈɦҽ ƥᎧɲɖ ❤ﻸ

Astilbe: a shade-loving plant. Perfect for Zone 5 planting. – Would be great in the shadier areas of the back yard

Astilbe: a shade-loving plant. Perfect for Zone 5 planting. - Would be great in the shadier areas of the back yard :) Perennials 2016

Forget-me-nots. The most delicate, perhaps, but together they leave quite an impression.:

Favorite flowers: Forget-me-nots. The most delicate, perhaps, but together they leave quite an impression.

Golden creeping Jenny -   'Aurea' is a fast-growing groundcover for shade or partial shade. It bears round chartreuse foliage and grows 2 inches tall. It can spread indefinitely. Zones 4-8  view >

Loosestrife - Golden creeping Jenny Lysimachia nummularia 'Aurea' is a fast-growing groundcover for shade or partial shade. It bears round chartreuse foliage and grows 2 inches tall. It can spread indefinitely.

Not every plant is a big drinker; some can get along with only a few sips. Here are 5 drought-resistant plants that won’t break your water budget.

5 Plants You (Almost) Never Have to Water

5 Plants You Almost Never Have to Water! Every plant needs water. But drought-resistant varieties need only dainty sips once they’re established,.

Ferns & Astilbe are a perfect mix for the shade garden, creating a soft and colorful display. While ferns are initially expensive, they are a hardy perennial and multiply rapidly. They are easily separated to be transplanted in new beds or given to friends. They stay green all summer and die back to a stub in winter for easy fall or spring cleanup.

I don't usually like astilbe but this is pretty. Purple astilbe shade perennial flowers Combination of fern and Astilbe leaf textures, with the soft purple flowers for contrast.

Dianthus gratianopolitanus Star Cushion

Dianthus gratianopolitanus Star Cushion - good for around rocks, full sun, low maintenance

DIY: How to Root and Grow a Sweet Potato Vine - if you don't have a green thumb, this is the plant for you! It's very easy to grow and it looks great in containers! - via DIY Cozy Home

How To Grow Sweet Potato Vines - DIY Cozy Home - use an organic sweet potato, others have usually been sprayed to prevent sprouting.

rather than grass plant sedum!! Never mow! Walk on it and get thicker sedum... why doesn't everyone do this? it's TOO green...

Sedum humifusim Dwarf Stonecrop - reseeds itself, suitable where water is limited, sharp drainage a must, overwatering will impair growth, very drought tolerant

This butterfly magnet is one of the longest flowering perennials -- up to 4 weeks. Stunning pink flowers with fringed edges cover each plant. Dianthus, also called pinks, are members of the carnation family and have a pleasant clove-like fragrance. 'Firewitch' loves normal to sandy soils and easily tolerates hot dry summers. Plants grow in spreading low mats, reaching 10 to 12 inches tall. Care tip: After the plants have bloomed, shear off the faded flowers and stems (a couple inches off…

Drought-Tolerant Groundcovers

Arenaria is a great groundcover plant with tiny bright green evergreen leaves. Looks great as a crack filler between flagstone and paving stones. Images courtesy of Plant Select.

Arenaria Wallowa Mountains / Wallowa Mountains Mossy Sandwort (Desert Moss) is a great groundcover plant with tiny bright green evergreen leaves. Looks great as a crack filler between flagstone and paving stones.

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