What if any plants will grow in Rocks?

I live in the Philadelphia, PA area and I have a cinderblock walkway on the side of my house that has gravel on either side. It looks awful! I need some suggestions on what I can do short of removing all the stone and block because I have a feeling it is there for drainage purposes. Are there any plants, flowers or ground cover that I could plant in stone that will grow? The area gets partial sun.
Submitted by BHGPhotoContest

Thanks for writing. There are many rock-garden plants that do thrive in dry, gravelly soils. Some that come to mind include: dwarf yarrow, catmint, rock cress, many types of sedum, and some types of evening primrose. Look for these plants and other good ones at your local garden center --- and learn more about them with our online Plant Encyclopedia: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/plant-dictionary/  



---Justin, Senior Garden Editor, BHG.com


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