These so-called thugs are plants that cover the ground so fast that if left to their own devices they eventually crowd out every other plant in a bed.
It’s possible to have colorful shade gardens that have a continual sequence of bloom.
All meadow rues offer height in a shade garden.
Fall is the time to be thinking about next spring and especially which new spring-blooming bulbs to plant.
You may think that you have little that is valuable to bequeath to family and friends...
Some speedwells are low growing but most are upright with flower spires of blues, violets, pinks and whites.
Now is the perfect time to walk around your yard and find spaces that need more color or interest at this time of the year.
Late last fall I bought a lot of perennials at the end of October, and not one of them came back this past spring.
Bright accents will make any blue/grey background plantings pop!
It's also a good idea to amend heavy clay soil by mixing in sand and vegetative matter.