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Vinca periwinkle was the only deer resistant, drought tolerant ground cover for our lake house planting plan... nice purple carpet.

Vinca minor periwinkle was the only deer resistant, drought tolerant ground cover for our lake house planting plan.

Try Creeping Phlox...Red Creeping Thyme, and Mazus for some low-maintenance ground covers that suppress weeds

Low-Maintenance Ground Covers That Suppress Weeds

Creeping Phlox, Red Creeping Thyme, and Mazus for some low-maintenance ground covers that suppress weeds

Lemon Balm-natural mosquito repellant, grows in sun or shade. Tends to take over, so best in container/pots around deck, patio, front and back door.

Lemon Balm-natural mosquito repellant, grows in sun or shade. Tends to take over, so best in container/pots around deck, patio, front and back door. Idea for pots as posts for patio shade awning

LAMIUM : Purple Dragon--- Full shade fast spreading!! Have it...needed the name

Lamium maculatum Purple Dragon from Santa Rosa Gardens - Spotted Dead Nettle Purple Dragon

Check out these 18 Flowering Ground Cover Plants, you’ll find some best low growing plants on this list, they’re not only easy to grow but looks beautiful too.

18 Best Flowering Ground Cover Plants That Are Easy To Grow

Check out these 18 Flowering Ground Cover Plants, youll find some best low growing plants on this list, theyre not only easy to grow but looks beautiful too. - My Gardening Path

Sweet Woodruff-  Hardiness Zone: 4-8 Height: 6-7″ Fragrance: Yes Deer Resistant: Yes Exposure: Full or Part Shade Soil: Moist soil, but does well on just rain Blooms In: May-June Spreading: 8-12″ Herbaceous, it will die out in cold weather and come back fresh in spring.

Here is a great shade groundcover - Sweet woodruff.

Sweet Woodruff- Hardiness Zone: Height: Fragrance: Yes Deer Resistant: Yes Exposure: Full or Part Shade Soil: Moist soil, but does well on just rain Blooms In: May-June Spreading: Herbaceous, it will die out in cold weather and come back fresh in spring.

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Groundcovers under trees :: Planting something other than grass under a tree. Pachysandra around a Pin Oak

Groundcovers under trees : pachysandra around a Pin Oak. Pachysandra spreads aggressively via underground roots, so it can be very invasive and difficult to get rid of.

Blue Star Creeper is a fast growing sun to part shade ground cover--  I should have thought of this instead of Irish moss for the shady side.

Isotoma fluviatilis Blue Star Creeper is a fast growing sun to part shade ground cover - this or irish moss for the back yard in place of grass

Lamium (dead nettles) is a great shade perennial and ground cover that spreads rapidly and does well with little sun.

Discover Top Shade Perennials

[Lamium--this and Lily of the Valley are my favorite ground covers for shade.] Lamium (dead nettles) is a great shade perennial and ground cover that spreads rapidly and does well with little sun.

Bowles' Common Periwinkle - One of the best groundcovers for shade, displaying large violet blue pinwheel shaped flowers against glossy dark green leaves. Sun tolerant in cool northern zones. In hot summer areas, plant in dappled to deep shade. Blooms in late spring, continuing through summer. Good for use in firescaping. Evergreen perennial.

Bowles' Common Periwinkle (Vinca minor 'Bowles') Design Ideas Use this shady groundcover for those hard-to-plant spots--its evergreen trailing stems will look fine year-round. It makes a good groundcover for shrub plantings

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12 Most Resilient Ground Covers For Your Yard

Creeping thyme is a very short flowering ground cover. It looks especially good spilling over a stone wall, as in this picture. Learn more at http://landscaping.about.com/od/herbplants/p/creeping_thyme.htm

Creeping Thyme: It Creeps, It Covers, It Conquers

Creeping thyme is a very short flowering ground cover. It looks especially good spilling over a stone wall, as in this picture.

Bunchberry, full dry shade groundcover. forms pretty berries

Easy Groundcovers

Bunchberry -- full shade Cute little white flowers cover the plants in spring. The real fun comes in autumn, when bright red fruits adorn the petite plants. The leaves also develop festive shades of bronzy-purple.

Soleirolia soleirolii (baby tears) Excellent around stepping stones in shady areas. Low growing green foliage. Tolerates foot traffic. Prefers moist or well drained soil. Ht.

TOP 10 Plants and Ground Cover for Your Paths and Walkways

[One of my very favorite groundcovers and shade plants.] Baby's Tears (Soleirolia Soleirolli) has a beautiful texture and sweet fragrance and grows in both shade and sun.

10 Great Groundcover Plants - BHG.com - Better Homes and Gardens

10 Great Groundcover Plants

No More Mowing: 10 Grass-Free Alternatives to a Traditional Lawn: Creeping Jenny Ground Cover