Lawns and Groundcovers

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Winter meadow or lawn weeds? You decide!

My favorite late winter flowers are native groundcovers, known as weeds in many places. While turf lovers annihilate them by the thousands, native plant afficionados propagate and promote them. I’m smack in the middle, removing them from my precious patch of zoysiagrass only to replant them in the ‘mow what grows’ area out back. Around here, we call it the ‘winter meadow’ effect, when a patchwork of flowers carpets the earth in prelude to spring.