Ground cover that likes sunshine?
I'm in the middle of creating a butterfly garden bed... and I was trying to figure out what sort of wood chips or mulch I wanted to put down in the bed... to fill in the empty space and prevent weeds.
But I don't like the idea of having to replenish such mulch each year.
So, I started thinking about ground covers, which is a concept that's somewhat new to me. (My parents in Wisconsin always used wood chips, ever since they did some landscaping in 1978.)
I really love the periwinkle that happens to be on our property. (We've only owned our house for about 1.5 years.) But it seems that periwinkle is more of a partial-sunlight-loving plant... whereas this butterfly garden should get several hours of direct sunlight every day.
So, with that in mind, can anybody recommend some good possible ground cover plants that I could use, ones that enjoy direct sunlight? (I should mention that I'm in Missouri.)
I'd really prefer something that seems to "hug the ground" like periwinkle, as oppossed to some of these ground cover plants that I've seen people put down where the plants seem to climb into the air a good 6 inches or more.
-= Dave =-
P.S. And if anybody knows how I can access my account options for these forums, so I can make sure that I'm getting instantaneous email notificiations about replies to my posts, please let me know! I check-marked that little box last time and never received any replies.