Virginia Tech's Introduction to Ground Covers
This introduction to landscaping ground covers is especially helpful in detailing considerations for the placement of ground covers. Creeping juniper, moss pink, Baltic English ivy, hosta, Pachysandra, yucca, liriope, sedum, and ornamental grasses are featured, as well as invasive ground covers.
Bittersweet Vine: Trick or Treat for Landscapers?
Article distinguishes between three plants named "bittersweet," one of which is poisonous. The characteristics of each are presented, environmental concerns are raised and an account is given of how they came to receive their names. The fall foliage potential of Oriental bittersweet is discussed, as is its use in arts and crafts. Birdwatchers will note that it's great for attracting birds.
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