Groundcovers

Cloaking your garden with Lady's Mantle

   Alchemilla, Lady's Mantle, is a wonderful plant in the perennial garden.

Almost a ground cover


   This low growing perennial does not quite grow into a ground cover height, but it may turn out to be a bit aggressive like one. After growing it for three years, I wouldn't call it rampant but the planting does expand in size quite nicely.
   My variety of Lady's mantle, A. mollis, is from 12 to 14 inches tall. There are shorter varieties 6 to 8 inches tall, A. alpina, suitable for rock gardens.

Bouquets and drying