Elaine: If it isn't going to be walked on you might try some sedum pachyphyllum - stonecrop. It multiplies and spreads fairly quickly. It's pretty shallow-rooted and stores water in the leaves to use in times of drought. There's a number of other's that are low and spreading. Use your web-browser to search sedum for photo-sites! Dan Message: 4 Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2012 22:04:11 -0700 (PDT) From: Elaine Jek <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: [pbs] ground cover plants and question about Meeting in Berkeley To: Pacific Bulb Society <email@example.com> Message-ID: <1334293451.13102.YahooMailNeo@web112005.mail.gq1.yahoo.com> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1 Hi, I'm new to PBS. I'm located in Silicon Valley, CA area. I'm growing summer growing bulbs like cannas, tulip, kniphofia, watsonia,?amercrinium and some winter ones like?galanthus, bletilla striata(not sure if this orchid is considered a bulb). I'm wondering what are good ground cover plants that remain evergreen or preferably bright green(not dull?algae?green) through the mild winters here.