Matt Kilburn
Landscape Architects & Designers
Designing with Groundcovers
 

Designing with Groundcovers

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Matt Kilburn added this to 6 Great Ways With Garden Ground Covers
As standalone features. Every once in a while, you come across a really creative use of ground covers that makes for an interesting conversation piece in the garden. Last year I toured England, visiting some of the most influential gardens in the country and soaking up the design inspiration. While exploring the various garden rooms at Sissinghurst Castle, I came across an intriguing feature tucked into the hedge lining the herb garden. A stone bench had been adorned with a carpet of chamomile, forming a chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile spp) seat. This type of feature was common in medieval gardens, and it can provide inspiration for fragrant ground covers in your own yard. Try Roman chamomile or English chamomile for the best results (they are both low-growing varieties), or experiment with other types of low-growing ground cover, like creeping thyme (Thymus serpyllum, zones 4 to 8).Read about another great ground cover: Golden Creeping Jenny

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annaf added this to landscape
last Saturday
chamomile - ground cover - used on chair
bebop730 added this to Gardens
August 14, 2014
Roman or English chamomile used cleverly.
Vani Kurup added this to vani_kurup's ideas
May 6, 2014
LOVE LOVE THIS ;)
pinkarbutus added this to pinkarbutus's Ideas
March 23, 2014
Chamomile
hyatt1kelton added this to outdoor
March 23, 2014
english chamomile or roman chamomile as a ground cover
janieinojai added this to Garden
March 23, 2014
Camomile
Pam Wallace added this to pam_wallace's ideas
March 9, 2014
garden chair
k8reynolds added this to curb appeal
February 2, 2014
Chamomile
sixmanout added this to yards and gardening
February 1, 2014
chamomile ground cover
theyellowrose added this to Outside living
December 21, 2013
chamomile
oliveriny added this to newef ideas book
November 16, 2013
frivolous nonsense
Yolanda Erickson added this to Everything Exterior
October 13, 2013
Roman or English chamomile or creeping thyme.
christopher_wilkins added this to Florida landscaping
October 6, 2013
Baby’s tears (Soleirolia soleirolii, zones 9 to 11) is a versatile ground cover that's well suited to this situation, since it flourishes with very little soil present and grows over hardscape features with little or no assistance. Brick walls take on a completely different appearance when they are blanketed in baby’s tears, and it is possible to create the impression that they have been there for centuries.
wkivell added this to Landscape Ideas
October 4, 2013
Love how the hedge creates a free standing private place! Use this idea at Hunter!!!!
mclozano added this to jardin
September 8, 2013
que chevere
pshouse added this to Deck Digs
September 7, 2013
mike can do when he retires
lightinggal added this to Lightinggal's outdoor living
August 31, 2013
Camomile or creeping thyme for a fragrant seat" cushion" or a pathway
kalemkarian added this to kalemkarian's Favorites
August 31, 2013
Garden seat to make
pnolady added this to pnolady's ideas
August 30, 2013
bench in hedge...asian type
westminster_kathy added this to office spaces
August 29, 2013
Stone bench
amborne added this to garden
August 27, 2013
more ground covers
Mayela VeQue added this to mayela_veque's Ideas
August 25, 2013
Bello
Evie added this to evieshope's Ideas
August 25, 2013
Awesome, perhaps a corner under the arbor?
sandra stalker added this to decojunkie's ideas
August 24, 2013
chamomlie bench
zippitydoodaday added this to Garden
August 24, 2013
As standalone features. Every once in a while, you come across a really creative use of ground covers that makes for an interesting conversation piece in the garden. Last year I toured England, visiting some of the most influential gardens in the country and soaking up the design inspiration. While exploring the various garden rooms at Sissinghurst Castle, I came across an intriguing feature tucked into the hedge lining the herb garden. A stone bench had been adorned with a carpet of chamomile, forming a chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile spp) seat. This type of feature was common in medieval gardens, and it can provide inspiration for fragrant ground covers in your own yard. Try Roman chamomile or English chamomile for the best results (they are both low-growing varieties), or experiment with other types of low-growing ground cover, like creeping thyme (Thymus serpyllum, zones 4 to 8).
vavivi added this to valli's page
August 24, 2013
wall cover
periolidesigns added this to periolidesigns's Ideas
August 23, 2013
Wonderful stone bench
cynwithpet added this to cynwithpet's ideas
August 23, 2013
stone bench had been adorned with a carpet of chamomile, forming a chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile spp) seat.
abehaary added this to abehaary's Ideas
August 23, 2013
Fantastic
anuch added this to Landscape Ideas
August 23, 2013
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patohollmann added this to Gardens
August 22, 2013
As standalone features. Every once in a while, you come across a really creative use of ground covers that makes for an interesting conversation piece in the garden. Last year I toured England, visiting some of the most influential gardens in the country and soaking up the design inspiration. While exploring the various garden rooms at Sissinghurst Castle, I came across an intriguing feature tucked into the hedge lining the herb garden. A stone bench had been adorned with a carpet of chamomile, forming a chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile spp) seat. This type of feature was common in medieval gardens, and it can provide inspiration for fragrant ground covers in your own yard. Try Roman chamomile or English chamomile for the best results (they are both low-growing varieties), or experiment with other types of low-growing ground cover, like creeping thyme (Thymus serpyllum, zones 4 to 8). Read about another great ground cover: Golden Creeping Jenny
Bay Area Pools and Spas added this to patioshoppe's ideas
August 22, 2013
stone bench with chamomile seat
rotolo27 added this to rotolo27's ideas
August 22, 2013
great idea for the garden
brianwesley added this to brianwesley's ideas
August 22, 2013
chamomila
monchito05 added this to monchito05's Ideas
August 22, 2013
Jardin
cooperjule added this to cooperjule's ideas
August 21, 2013
cute
amybopp added this to Landscape
August 21, 2013
Camomile bench
dclacy added this to Gardens
August 21, 2013
While exploring the various garden rooms at Sissinghurst Castle, I came across an intriguing feature tucked into the hedge lining the herb garden. A stone bench had been adorned with a carpet of chamomile, forming a chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile spp) seat. This type of feature was common in medieval gardens, and it can provide inspiration for fragrant ground covers in your own yard. Try Roman chamomile or English chamomile for the best results (they are both low-growing varieties)
vibechaser added this to vibechaser's ideas
August 21, 2013
brick lawn chair
queenbeeone added this to queenbeeone's ideas
August 21, 2013
Baby tears
suzieqll added this to garden
August 21, 2013
Article ground cover
shinpaugh added this to shinpaugh's Ideas
August 21, 2013
chamomile can try Roman or English both are low growing
sfhhouse added this to sfhhouse's ideas
August 21, 2013
love this look!
pamgeoh added this to kitchen Design Ideas
August 21, 2013
Love the ground cover & bench
dhamiter added this to dhamiter's ideas
August 21, 2013
Tyke could build
Antonia Cardella added this to antonia_cardella's ideas
August 21, 2013
Medieval
susanlh2010 added this to landscape
August 21, 2013
Camomile
catsejant added this to Plants and outdoors
August 21, 2013
chamomile as ground cover
kathjoyce added this to Garden
August 21, 2013
As standalone features. Every once in a while, you come across a really creative use of ground covers that makes for an interesting conversation piece in the garden. Last year I toured England, visiting some of the most influential gardens in the country and soaking up the design inspiration. While exploring the various garden rooms at Sissinghurst Castle, I came across an intriguing feature tucked into the hedge lining the herb garden. A stone bench had been adorned with a carpet of chamomile, forming a chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile spp) seat. This type of feature was common in medieval gardens, and it can provide inspiration for fragrant ground covers in your own yard. Try Roman chamomile or English chamomile for the best results (they are both low-growing varieties), or experiment with other types of low-growing ground cover, like creeping thyme (Thymus serpyllum, zones 4 to 8). Read about another great ground cover: Golden Creeping Jenny
jek913 added this to Garden
August 21, 2013
creativity
Janice Garcia added this to creek128's ideas
August 21, 2013
I hate coming across this kind of dilemma
kgbeall added this to Garden
August 21, 2013
While exploring the various garden rooms at Sissinghurst Castle, I came across an intriguing feature tucked into the hedge lining the herb garden. A stone bench had been adorned with a carpet of chamomile, forming a chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile spp) seat. This type of feature was common in medieval gardens, and it can provide inspiration for fragrant ground covers in your own yard. Try Roman chamomile or English chamomile for the best results (they are both low-growing varieties), or experiment with other types of low-growing ground cover, like creeping thyme (Thymus serpyllum, zones 4 to 8)
villashatee added this to Garden & Plants
August 21, 2013
stone bench had been adorned with a carpet of chamomile
Debora Rivera added this to debora_rivera's ideas
August 21, 2013
requires little soil
reachmarie added this to reachmarie's ideas
August 21, 2013
Love it!
mehranforsandiego added this to mehranforsandiego's ideas
August 21, 2013
Plant-ground cover
anneedavis added this to Sunset
August 21, 2013
build this with stones from sunken patio
hdge added this to Benches
August 21, 2013
Stone Bench
vinodgulati added this to vinodgulati's ideas
August 21, 2013
apt 1 - sitting area !
schoenherr added this to final eliminations.
August 21, 2013
stone bench with groundcover
bennieg added this to bennieg's ideas
August 21, 2013
Love bench
kcowherd added this to backyards and gardens
August 21, 2013
chamomile ground cover
macwd added this to macwd's ideas
August 21, 2013
chamomile chamaemlumn nobile spp
tinyshovels added this to tinyshovels groundcover
August 21, 2013
chamomile
kellycrook added this to kellycrook's ideas
August 21, 2013
Groundcover/landscaping ideas
jennyjoch added this to jennyjoch's ideas
August 21, 2013
Garden ideas
Connie Vaughan added this to connie_vaughan's ideas
August 21, 2013
back yard
powderpig added this to powderpig's ideas
August 21, 2013
Ground covers, rock gardens
stefstephens added this to stefstephens's Ideas
August 21, 2013
Cool
spaden123 added this to spaden123's ideas
August 21, 2013
Chammomile or creeping thyme
bdzwahlen added this to Landscaping
August 21, 2013
Garden Bench - Chamomile
bdzwahlen added this to Landscaping - Plants
August 21, 2013
Bench with Chamomile
Dara Emerson added this to Landscape Ideas
August 21, 2013
seat
kellywharry added this to bridge, rock, and garden
August 21, 2013
Roman or English chamomile
szbubis added this to Yard/garden
August 21, 2013
Cover
pinkgenome added this to pinkgenome's ideas
August 21, 2013
ground cover
juliesalamon added this to juliesalamon's Ideas
August 21, 2013
As standalone features. Every once in a while, you come across a really creative use of ground covers that makes for an interesting conversation piece in the garden. Last year I toured England, visiting some of the most influential gardens in the country and soaking up the design inspiration. While exploring the various garden rooms at Sissinghurst Castle, I came across an intriguing feature tucked into the hedge lining the herb garden. A stone bench had been adorned with a carpet of chamomile, forming a chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile spp) seat. This type of feature was common in medieval gardens, and it can provide inspiration for fragrant ground covers in your own yard. Try Roman chamomile or English chamomile for the best results (they are both low-growing varieties), or experiment with other types of low-growing ground cover, like creeping thyme (Thymus serpyllum, zones 4 to 8).
sclarke1110 added this to sclarke1110's Ideas
August 21, 2013
Stone bench
webber216 added this to garden
August 21, 2013
chamomile seat show Jason
ckmcnab added this to groundcovers
August 21, 2013
chamomile, roman or english
bloomintime added this to plants
August 21, 2013
chamomile - Chamaemelum nobile spp - Roman chamomile or English chamomile thyme - Thymus serpyllum (4-8)
brarew added this to brarew's ideas
August 21, 2013
Boyd house
Susan Bell added this to susan_bell's ideas
August 21, 2013
cool idea unique
j5dilvs added this to j5dilvs's ideas
August 21, 2013
While exploring the various garden rooms at Sissinghurst Castle, I came across an intriguing feature tucked into the hedge lining the herb garden. A stone bench had been adorned with a carpet of chamomile, forming a chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile spp) seat.
Chez Donna added this to donnatahaney's ideas
August 21, 2013
Moss on bench
lessalt added this to Outdoor
August 21, 2013
Conversation piece bench
scottishprincess added this to Landscape Ideas
August 20, 2013
I find it amazing...... How can I make one?
William Hurst added this to william_hurst's ideas
August 20, 2013
Ground cover with pleasant aroma
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