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galium (sweet woodruff) loves shade, and grows fast. wonder if i could still buy plants of this somewhere. this would work good under my trees and that weird spot in my front yard.

galium (sweet woodruff) loves shade, and grows fast. wonder if i could still buy plants of this somewhere. this would work good under my trees and that weird spot in my front yard.

Catnip is said to be 10 times more effective than DEET in repelling mosquitoes. Citronella, or West Indian lemongrass, is a tall plant and the source for citronella oil. Cascading Geranium, another bug repelling plant, will cascade over its pot and add a delicate floral scent to your potagerie.

Catnip is said to be 10 times more effective than DEET in repelling mosquitoes. Citronella, or West Indian lemongrass, is a tall plant and the source for citronella oil. Cascading Geranium, another bug repelling plant, will cascade over its pot and add a delicate floral scent to your potagerie.

This soothing monochromatic scheme relies on varying foliage textures and forms for interest. A canopy of golden locust tree (Robinia pseudoacacia 'Frisia') leaves rustles in the breeze, towering over dwarf Japanese cedar (Cryptomeria japonica 'Elegans Nana'), while a strong vertical accent provided by fragrant lilies (Lillium 'African Queen') fills in the middle plane.

This soothing monochromatic scheme relies on varying foliage textures and forms for interest. A canopy of golden locust tree (Robinia pseudoacacia 'Frisia') leaves rustles in the breeze, towering over dwarf Japanese cedar (Cryptomeria japonica 'Elegans Nana'), while a strong vertical accent provided by fragrant lilies (Lillium 'African Queen') fills in the middle plane.

Sweet woodruff is the perfect groundcover for adding fragrance to your backyard. When the leaves are crushed they smell like freshly mown hay. This is one plant that isnt prone to invasiveness and tends to form well-mannered clumps.        Name: Galium odoratum        Growing Conditions: Part to full shade and well-drained soil        Size: To 12 inches tall        Zones: 4-8

Easy Groundcovers

Sweet woodruff is the perfect groundcover for adding fragrance to your backyard. When the leaves are crushed they smell like freshly mown hay. This is one plant that isnt prone to invasiveness and tends to form well-mannered clumps. Name: Galium odoratum Growing Conditions: Part to full shade and well-drained soil Size: To 12 inches tall Zones: 4-8

sweet woodruff | Sweet woodruff mingled inbetweeh hostas and other shade plants.

sweet woodruff | Sweet woodruff mingled inbetweeh hostas and other shade plants.

Beautifully fragrant purple heliotrope | StoneGable: FRONT PORCH FLOWERS

FRONT PORCH FLOWERS

Beautifully fragrant purple heliotrope | StoneGable: FRONT PORCH FLOWERS

Boxwood - Small (under 3') evergreen plant. Green Velvet is very hardy and can tolerate almost any location. Minimal pruning needed.

Boxwood - Small (under 3') evergreen plant. Green Velvet is very hardy and can tolerate almost any location. Minimal pruning needed.

Dianthus ~ a favorite scent! i love that little pink flower! ...and Golden Creeping Jenny which is a lovely ground cover that works well in full sun to shade, moist or dry areas, withstands light foot traffic, flowers in early summer, spreads quickly, changes color depending on sun exposure and season, works great in hanging baskets too! ...and the best part is: it holds back weeds ;o)

Dianthus ~ a favorite scent! i love that little pink flower! ...and Golden Creeping Jenny which is a lovely ground cover that works well in full sun to shade, moist or dry areas, withstands light foot traffic, flowers in early summer, spreads quickly, changes color depending on sun exposure and season, works great in hanging baskets too! ...and the best part is: it holds back weeds ;o)

pachysandra, ground cover plant that loves shade and growing under trees.

pachysandra, ground cover plant that loves shade and growing under trees.

Corsican Mint- Beautiful shade loving ground cover that doesn't mind foot traffic and smells like creme de menthe!

Corsican Mint- Beautiful shade loving ground cover that doesn't mind foot traffic and smells like creme de menthe!

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