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Old 06-07-2016, 12:48 AM
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Plants for ground covers


I don't know if this was already in the thread. Tried searching but no result. Admin, if you think it's a duplicate post, kindly delete. thanks!

Found this awesome ground cover ... English Ivy.


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Old 06-07-2016, 06:23 AM
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This is the invasive stuff that smothers trees, yes? You're right. It does look pretty awesome as ground cover. You'd have to remain vigilant with the pruning so it doesn't have its way with whatever is in its path.
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Old 06-07-2016, 08:23 AM
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Originally Posted by ohhmye View Post:
This is the invasive stuff that smothers trees, yes? You're right. It does look pretty awesome as ground cover. You'd have to remain vigilant with the pruning so it doesn't have its way with whatever is in its path.
Yep, I agree, it is pretty, but so aggressively invasive - hubby and I spend many hours every year working at trying to control the ivy which is invading us from the neighbor's property.
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Oh boy....Self distruction.

It is pretty tho........
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Yep, I agree, it is pretty, but so aggressively invasive - hubby and I spend many hours every year working at trying to control the ivy which is invading us from the neighbor's property.
Haven't tried it but we're planning, just to be extra careful and maintain it. I don't want to be nudge by angry neighbor's because it's invading their properties. Thanks!
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Can anyone suggest what alternative can I use for ground covers other than english ivy? Just for my second option.

Found this online: Japanese Pachysandra

http://tangsphoto.photoshelter.com/i...000IGs27jjcbhY
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Does it look better? I love the flowers on it

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That looks like a very nice Pachysandra, I like the flowers, too.

Of course, most/all ground covers are a bit "sprawly" by their nature, that's what makes them good ground covers, right? - but in my experience, Pachysandra has proved to be a bit easier to keep under control (compared to Ivy).
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I will show mine if photobucket lets me do it.
I like these a lot.
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I'm partial to Aptenia cordifolia and its teeny flowers that are always blooming.

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Here is one of my ground covers which really spreads, I know not the name . The green part is before it blooms. the yellow is already in bloom now in july..
Hardy in Pennsylvania
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Originally Posted by bali View Post:

Here is one of my ground covers which really spreads, I know not the name . The green part is before it blooms. the yellow is already in bloom now in july..
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Oooh, that's pretty! It's like a carpet of yellow stars. I think it's a sedum of some sort.

I tried to grow two varieties of sedum here in North Hollywood this Summer and failed. Too hot for them to get established, I guess. Will wait until the Fall to try again. Maybe I could get some cuttings from you, bali?
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Here is the other ground cover .. It turns orangish in the fall.
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Originally Posted by zuzu's petals View Post:
That looks like a very nice Pachysandra, I like the flowers, too.

Of course, most/all ground covers are a bit "sprawly" by their nature, that's what makes them good ground covers, right? - but in my experience, Pachysandra has proved to be a bit easier to keep under control (compared to Ivy).
Thought of it too, anyway thanks.

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Here is one of my ground covers which really spreads, I know not the name . The green part is before it blooms. the yellow is already in bloom now in july..
Hardy in Pennsylvania
Wow!

I'm gonna have a hard time choosing. Thanks for the help!
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