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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

The Nearly Perfect Plant


I've been a bit absent from blogging as I took a trip to FL last weekend to spend some time celebrating the upcoming arrival of a new 'great' niece. There was lots of food, fun and fellowship accompanied by much laughter, and a wee bit of stepping in the big Atlantic Ocean at sunset.


When I came home, my husband and son had put this beautiful fountain in the front yard.


 One of the plants I will be transplanting into the garden area around the fountain is Sedum, so I thought I would share a picture of some I took a photo of last year.


Sedum
Sedum

Light:
Part Sun, Sun

Type:
Perennial
 
Height:
Under 6 inches to 3 feet

Width:
6 inches or several feet wide, depending on variety

Flower Color:
Orange, Pink, Red, White
 
Foliage Color:
Blue/Green, Chartreuse/Gold, Gray/Silver, Purple/Burgundy
 
Seasonal Features:
Colorful Fall Foliage, Fall Bloom, Summer Bloom, Winter Interest
 
Problem Solvers:
Drought Tolerant, Ground cover, Slope/Erosion Control
 
Special Features:
Attracts Birds, Cut Flowers, Good for Containers, Low Maintenance
 
Zones:
3-10

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My Sedums are numerous and grow both in direct sun and partial sun. They reach at least 2' tall or higher and have white flowers when they bloom. 

Sedum are truly one of the easiest and most prolific perennials in my yard. 

This type of plant makes me happy. :)

What type of plant in your yard is one of your favorites?


Happy Gardening, Y'all!   


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20 comments:

  1. The Sedum sounds lovely; I would love to see a picture of it when you have it transplanted and nicely adapted. What a beautiful fountain, that was so sweet of your hubby and son to do for you. I was wondering where in Florida you were visiting… perhaps you were near where I live now.. Jacksonville? We are off to the beach tomorrow and looking forward to cooling off in that Atlantic ocean as well. Have a great day Anne,
    Blessings, Pam

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    1. Oh Pam, I was at Jax Bch! If I had know n you lived there, we could have met up somewhere. Maybe next time.

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  2. I planted a blue Sedum this week, they are pretty, I agree. I planted lots of zinnia seeds and those are happy looking flowers.

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    1. I love Zinnias! I had a packet of wildflowers that I threw out in my front flower bed and had a bunch of Sweet Williams come up this year. They're pretty, too. Thanks for coming by and leaving a comment.

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  3. Your fountain is really cute! I have Sedum Autumn Joy which has a rosy bloom on it in the fall. It grows really well here in Zone 4b. I've even 'slipped' a piece and stuck it in the ground and it grew into a huge plant in 2 years. They are quite amazing really. I hope you are having a nice week after your little trip.

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    1. Hi Pamela, I'm worn out! I planted some more flowers this weekend and hope they will take off and look pretty in a few weeks. Your Sedum sounds very pretty. I might have to look around at some of the nurseries and see if I can find that variety. Have a good week!

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  4. Love the fountain! It must have been a fun surprise for you. I have sedum in my garden as well and love it. Even though it doesn't bloom till late August, the greenery is beautiful all summer. Mine are pink and called 'Autumn Joy.'

    Happy gardening Anne! : )

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    1. Hi Cathy, The fountain was a nice surprise. My Sedum doesn't bloom until later in the summer either. But I do enjoy the greenery.
      Joy in the journey!

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  5. Sedums are part of the succulent family, I am crazy about them lately. But I also love coneflowers. This year my garden is really doing well. Maybe too good because it is a bit crowded now. Your fountain is wonderful...

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    1. Hi Andrea, I have Coneflowers, too. Love them! My garden is struggling because of the drought earlier in the spring. We went about 50 days with no rain.
      Blessings!

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  6. What a beautiful photo of the ocean! How I wish I would take a trip there...I would bury my toes in the sand, listen to the waves crash into the shore, and close my eyes for a few moments of peace and relaxation :) It sounds like you had a nice time away, my friend.

    The fountain is absolutely fabulous! I don't think I have ever seen one that is so pretty and unique :) Thanks for joining Roses of Inspiration this week. Hugs to you!

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    1. Hey Stephanie, I did have a nice time with my family.

      I hope the fountain survives my grands. ;) Just kidding. It seems well made and sturdy and it's so relaxing to hear it when I sit on the porch.

      Hugs back!

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  7. I have sedum too, the pink variety. I always chop it hard back in the first week of June....it's known as the 'Chelsea chop'! Then it is a better shape as the season goes along. The butterflies love the flowers.

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    1. Hey Barbara, I didn't know you could chop it back that time of year. I cut mine down in late autumn after is done blooming, and it usually gets mowed over at least once in early spring. :) I love any plant that attracts the butterflies!

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  8. Beautiful shot of the ocean, wonderful fountain. I've never grown sedum, it's an interesting looking plant.

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    1. Hey Ida, Thanks...the ocean is always gorgeous and I enjoy the relaxing atmosphere. If you want a hardy perennial, give it a try. It really is a beautiful plant. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Have a blessed week!

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  9. Now I'm missing the ocean! Lovely capture of the waves. Neat-looking fountain and good shot of the sedum. I think my Grandma grows some sedum. One of my favorite flowers in my garden is the pink echinacea/coneflowers. They grow prolifically as well!

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    1. Hi Bethany, I have to say I miss it too! I don't like sand but I do love hearing the power of the ocean. It always reminds me of God's majesty.

      I have a bit of Echinacea, too. I keep trying to grow more but it is not easy in our soil.

      Have a blessed week!

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  10. What a crack up that you were at Jax Beach… I would haved to meet up with you. Perhaps next time.

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  11. Your plants are lovely. Loved my time with family, too and the food, fun and fellowship. Always happy when you stop by.

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