What can I plant at the base of a pine tree?
I just bought my first house, which came with a gigantic pine tree in part of the yard. Right now it looks pretty ugly -- it's mostly just bare dirt and a layer of pine needles and branches. I did see some Vinca starting to grow.
I'd like to get it all cleaned up and plant something under the pine tree, something pretty that will lighten up the shade. Any ideas on what can be planted in a shady area under a pine tree?