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Although often overlooked, groundcovers can play an important role in a landscape. Not only do they provide a backdrop against which to showcase larger plants, they also knit together the various elements of a composition. They are useful for weed suppression and erosion control and provide cover for birds and beneficial insects.

In the latest Arboretum Bulletin, landscape designer Janine Anderson profiles some of her favorite groundcovers, including Podocarpus lawrencei ‘Blue Gem’, pictured above in the Australia Entry Garden at the Arboretum.