Among the prettiest, maintenance-free flowering ground cover plants are periwinkle, sweet woodruff, lily-of-the-valley and epimedium, also known as bishop's hat. Unlike many shade-loving ground covers, candytuft, heather, flowering thyme and lilyturf handle sun as well as part shade. Choose a flowering ground cover suited to your climate and growing conditions.
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Melissa Jordan-Reilly has been a writer for 20 years, both as a newspaper reporter and as an editor of nonprofit newsletters. Among the publications in which she has published are, "The Winsted Journal," "Taconic" and "Compass Magazine." A graduate of the University of Connecticut, Jordan-Reilly also pursues sustainable agriculture techniques and tends a market garden at her Northwestern Connecticut home.