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Stonecrops Rock

Sedum rupestre 'Lemon Coral' with 'Ruby Ball' cabbage

When I first read Barbara’s choice for the GGW Plant Pick of the Month, I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to find many photos to share. Sedums – or stonecrops, as some know them – haven’t played a big part in my gardening experience over the years: not because I don’t like them, but because they didn’t much like my previous shady garden or my current silty and sometimes soggy one. Continue Reading →

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GGW Plant Pick of the Month—Sedums

Sedum 'Angelina'

Sedum 'Angelina'

Tough, adaptable sedums—there are about 100 species and countless cultivars—are the plant pick of the month for December. Best known of the lot is ‘Autumn Joy’, more correctly listed by its German name, ‘Herbstfreude’. This familiar and adaptable perennial produces flowers that look like great clumps of broccoli when they first appear in the garden. In late summer and early fall, the flat-topped pink, then pinky bronze, clusters provide perfect landing platforms for countless butterflies and beneficials. After blooming, the flowers ripen to burgundy-brown. On this dreary December day, however, I’m going to concentrate on plants of lower stature, namely ground-covering sedums that are still adding color to the garden here at Hackberry Point. Continue Reading →

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