Home & Garden: Flowering groundcovers provide great gardening variety
Since this past winter was so mild, it will be interesting to see how it has affected our perennial plants. I lost many of the spring blooming ground cover plants. I believe it was because of the lack of snow cover. Snow is the perfect mulch, both insulating plants and preventing the top layer of soil from drying out. The plants I lost were shallow rooted and most were quite old (new ones I planted last year seemed to weather well).
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