groundcover plants

Hellebores grow well in dry, shady gardens. (Photo by Joanne Young)

8 plants for dry and shady gardens

Stephen Westcott-Gratton

Gardening in full shade and dry soil is a challenge. Tips on how to cope, with ideas for 8 plants that will survive in dry and shady gardens.

'Big Ears' lamb's ears (Photo by Brendan Zwelling)

Groundcover plants: the resilient and the fussy

Judith Adam

How the groundcover plants have fared during the heat and drought. Watering once a week hasn’t been adequate for some plants.