July 31, 2018

Planting Ajuga in the Pergola Garden

The border beneath my long, winding pergola continues to evolve.

Over the last year, I’ve made some big changes to the garden beds below my clematis pergola. As many of you may recall, late last summer we planted two long rows of boxwood, Buxus, along the entire length of the space - they’re all doing so well and growing more lush every day. Most recently, I wanted to add something new in between the developing shrubs - a perennial ground cover that would complement the existing color palette and add a bit of unique texture to the garden. After brainstorming with my head gardener, Ryan McCallister, I decided on Ajuga ‘Black Scallop’, a hardy burgundy-black leafed plant that grows well in full sun to full shade.

Enjoy these photos.