|Evergreen Garden Site 2006. Project began 2007.|
Then I struggled with the question of what to use as a ground cover. Buying mulch for the entire area was way outside my budget. Luckily, during my search for plants for a Master Gardener volunteer project, I discovered a local nursery that specializes in wild plants. They recommended a combo of wild strawberries and common cinque-foil. I planted flats of these in late July of this year, plus a few wild strawberries that I grew from seeds. I used cedar mulch to mark paths through the garden. I even expanded the garden area, eliminating the grass between the two sides of our U-shaped driveway and the western edge of the garden, visible to the left in the photo.