Creating a curved mosaic with ground cover plants

  Hello there! We have a completely enclosed curved 7 x 17ft bed that we would like to plant with groundcover to form curving rows that alternate different, contrasting plants. The idea is to have river rock flowing from a…

ground cover- yellow flower – in spring

Hi Do you know any ground cover which gives yellow flowers (not leaves) in the spring (same time like the Phlox). Something similar to sedum yellow gold, but bloom in Spring. Thank you very much.…

Sedum album ‘Coral Carpet’

Hi I want to consider Sedum album ‘Coral Carpet’ as a ground cover. My questions 1) Can they survive Toronto winter. I know the zone is saying in the label 2-9 but I do not believe these marketing labels 2)…

Lawn Alternatives

We have been researching lawn alternatives for our front and back yards in east Scarborough. Thinking about Clover or Yarrow (although it is listed on your fact sheet, it looks like it may spread to my neighbours yard. Are there…

Purple Shade Loving Ground Cover

Could you recommend a colourful (purple?) shade loving ground cover plant? One that returns each year. Attached is a photo of where it will be planted.

Grass Alternative by Sidewalk

Hi there I have a patch of grass, this is section of lawn that is between the curb and sidewalk. This patch as well sits on the property line between my neighbor and I. The grass I can’t be bothered…

Road salt resistant plants

Have planted grass to the edge of pavement on a Town street. Each year a 2′ strip does not regrow except for weeds. Can you recommend a ground cover that could withstand what I suspect to be a problem from…

Groundcover for front yard needed

I am looking for a groundcover suitable for my front yard under a Silver birch on either side of a dry Japanese style rock stream. Garden is facing east and gets only morning sun. The ground cover should not grow…