Simplify your life and cut down on weeding by planting a fast-growing ground cover. These two videos show and tell you about two of them: hostas for shade (on page 1) and vinca for sun or shade (on page 2).
Hostas are Easy
Patti Moreno, the Garden Girl, gives you tips on easy-to-grow hostas. They are a wonderful herbaceous perennial that grows well in shady or partly shady areas.
Patti shows you the different type leaves, and tells you how to plant them, how to water them, and how easy it is to multiply them by dividing them in early spring or late summer.
If you have a sunnier space, check out the video on vinca on page 2.
Photo credit: Madaise
Vinca Will Do it All
Sun or shade, vinca will grow handsomely, spreading up to ten feet, not needing watering after the first few months, and choking out 80 to 90 percent of the weeds.
Sounds perfect? Watch out, vinca can also take over and march up the side of your house.
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Photo credit: L. Marie