One of the ways I’m planning to separate one garden area from another is by the kind of groundcover I use. Here are some of the plants I’m using as groundcovers. Lawn grass of course, probably a no-mow Fescue;
Carex pennsylvanica – not a true grass but looks like it, only it grows to about 12” and then arches over so gracefully.
I’ll use lots of ferns – various kinds like Christmas fern, Polystichum acrostichoides, in the shade of the Woodland, Ostrich Fern, Matteuccia struthiopteris on the north side of the house; this is Cinnamon Fern
Trillium luteum – yellow flowering with its three-cornered flower making its own design statement;
Epimedium, every passionate gardener’s favorite groundcover, its overlapping heart-shaped leaves making it one of the most beautiful woodland plants;
Chives. Yes Chives. Allium schoenoprasum is the true garden chive and I’ve used it before as a groundcover, but there is another, Allium angulosum ‘Summer Beauty’, which I may use instead as I am told the seedheads remain attractive all winter.
Foamflower (Tiarella cordifolia) a foamy white swath travelling through the woodland.
More to come.