We've been enjoying the early spring bulbs for more than a week. I'm amazed these crocus flowers have survived for a full two weeks. The petals on the purple ones in the front yard almost immediately fell off, but these have hung on, even surviving a windy storm a few days ago, though it did knock down a few of them.
We went to Home Depot to buy some garden soil to fill in the ditch below the black walnut and when we were there I was attracted to these English daisies. After a quick bit of research, I decided they were worth trying for groundcover around the pavers. We need something that spreads, survives being stepped on, but isn't so invasive that we can't deal with it once it gets established. Hopefully, these will work.
Last year, we tried Ajuga 'Black Scallop' for groundcover, but none of those plants appear to have survived the winter; at least, there is no trace of them above ground.