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.

Periwinkle, although persistent, can be eradicated over time. (Photo by Garden Making)

What is the quickest way to eliminate periwinkle?

Beckie Fox

What is the quickest way to eliminate periwinkle?

Getting periwinkle under control

Judith Adam

Periwinkle, sometimes called myrtle has a beautiful blue or white spring flower. Its small leaves that work well with perennial plants and woody shrubs.

'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.

Periwinkle: too much of a good thing

Judith Adam

There’s a roiling ocean of broadleaf evergreen periwinkle in the front garden, benefiting from good light and frequent irrigation.