ground cover plants and question about Meeting in Berkeley

Nan Sterman TalkingPoints@PlantSoup.Com
Fri, 13 Apr 2012 08:25:54 PDT
Small warning on that violet.  While it isn't on the California invasive list, it is really aggressive in southern California and I would expect it to be more so in Northern California.  I was in a garden recently where it had overtaken the entire lawn and the owner was trying to figure out how to get rid of both the grass and the violets - and wasn't having much luck…

Just a note of caution.

It is cute however.

Nan Sterman (in Encinitas, CA, just south of Carlsbad and where rainfall is less than 10" per year)
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On Apr 13, 2012, at 2:11 AM, Steven wrote:

> Hi Elaine. One sweet little ground cover that complements the bulb garden is an Australian native violet called Viola hederacea, it is a very low growing free flowering species that is non-invasive & won't smother the bulbs. It has shallow roots & can be quite drought tolerant in sun or shade. The more common colour is purple & white, & less common pastel mauve. 
> I saw some for sale I'n California two years ago I'n a nursery someware near Calsbad.
> Steven :  )
> Esk Queensland Australia
> Summer Zone 5  Winter Zone 10
> On 13/04/2012, at 3:04 PM, Elaine Jek <> wrote:
>> 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  

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