Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Ground Cover

Do you cover the ground around your plants with other plants? I do. I learnt it from my neighbour, Jenny. She has a beautiful garden that reflects her strong creativity. She gave me the above tiny, round leaf plant that you can see covering the bottom of my Adenium stem. Unfortunately, I do not know the name of this plant. It is a sturdy plant that is very easy to propagate. Just pluck some off the existing plant, throw it into a pot and it will grow very fast. It can be invasive and grown out of control. So from time to time, I will trim them off. But they look really beautiful.

Another plant that I use to decorate the ground of my taller Plumeria (also known as Frangipani or Kemboja) plant is the one shown below. Again, I do not know it's name. I have this plant for many years. So, I am rather ashamed that I have never bothered to check out its name. Can anyone help me with this?


Stephanie said...

Hi Sunny, yeah I do have ground cover. But, since I have not many big pots... so far I have been using stones, Money or Wandering Jew plants only. Btw, that plant under the Frangipani is probably Danella Tasmanica Variegata (common name is Tasman Flax Lily). Happy planting ground cover!

Stephanie said...

I just found out that the name of the ground cover in the 1st pix is called inch plant, also known as Turtle Vine. The botanic name is Callisia Repens.


Related Posts Widget for Blogs by LinkWithin
Custom Search