Plant of the week:
Lamium maculatum - Zone 4-10
Contrasting silver green leaves create a beautiful backdrop for the small pink flowers that cover this shade-loving ground cover.
A healthy watering a couple times a week will help this fast grower fill in shaded areas and once established is drought tolerant. Plant in well-drained soil.
A fairly disease resistant plant that is also deer and rabbit resistant, Lamium is sure to brighten up any shaded areas in your garden!