Best Garden Walkway Plants
Whether it guides you to a meditative place in the garden or simply leads you to your front door, a well-designed walkway is a desirable element in a home landscape. There are some best walkway plants lining a walkway brighten, soften and help to define it. And these are some of them. First choice of walkway plants would be the shrubs. If your walkway receives direct sunlight all day long, choose sun-loving shrubs. The boxwood thrives in sun and cool, moist soil. Protect this evergreen shrub with a layer of mulch. Boxwood grows in a compact, rounded shape to heights of 4 feet, with an equal spread. The boxwood produces fragrant spring flowers. Or you can go with the spring heath tolerates full sun to partial shade and moist, acidic and well-drained soil. Spring heath blooms with showy red and pink flowers from the late winter through the early spring. It grows to a foot tall and 2 feet wide and has bright green needles.
When used to flank a garden walkway, herbaceous perennials with colorful flowers can transform a routine walk through the yard. Among the numerous perennials to choose from, ‘Caradonna’ sage (Salvia nemorosa ‘Caradonna,’ USDA zones 4 through 8 or zones 5 through 9) stands out in late spring with spikes of blue-violet flowers above the plant’s green foliage. Drought tolerant ‘Cardonna’ sage grows in well-drained soils in full sun and reaches a height of 2 feet. Another walkway plants that you can choose is the ground cover. A popular ground cover for a sunny site with well-drained soil, woolly thyme tolerates foot traffic and, when trod upon, emits a fragrance considered pleasant. Although its spring blooms attract bees, woolly thyme becomes a gray-green mat that grows 1 inch high and spreads to 1 foot.