vinca minor

spring has come to midland when my front lawn borders are filled with periwinkle blue flowers.  one of the best ground covers, that will grow beautifully in sun or shade, has to be vinca minor. 

i planted beds of vinca the first spring we moved into our home, and have been enjoying the beauty ever since early 2008.  the very dense roots hold nicely into the ground and form light green soft leaves early in the springtime.  as the summer progresses, the leaves become thick and dark green.

periwinkle survives cold weather nicely and usually lasts for decades without any care.  i plan to enjoy these beautiful beds for years to come.

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