Ground cover for Wilmington sandy soil
I am helping my MIL out with her garden in Wilmington, NC. When I was planting in a mostly-sun bed in her back yard, she was trying to get me to put plants in the edge of the bed to hide some ugliness I couldn't see. I wasn't about to put the nice plants there, so I'm wondering what I should put there. It's an ugly little spot along the chain-link fence, but I guess she wants to brighten it up or something. Would one of these Lamiastrums be too vigorous? The soil is mostly sand, and the sun would beat down part of the day. I also like the Beedham's white lamium, and the color wouldn't be bad, but possibly too attention-getting. Or what about a dwarf mondo grass? She and I need low-maintenance, but something inexpensive to cover the odd area and hold the soil and pine needle mulch.