This morning I am sitting here...stapless and pondering my clipped wing situation. My Doctor removed the staples yesterday and it went off like a breeze. My oldest son said that Joe can play my Morgan Freeman and drive "Miss Balisha" around like a chauffeur. I guess that I'll have to deal with it. I don't like it, but the time will go fast. Now on to my favorite fall flower which is no care. I plop it in anywhere that I want some healthy plants.
This plant is as dependable and adaptable as they come. Its flowers bloom from August into November; they open pink and mature to a copper befitting of autumn. It is 2 feet tall and wide, with succulent stems and leaves. 'Autumn Joy' looks great with ornamental grasses. Noteworthy characteristics: The long-blooming flowers change from deep pink to copper. Attracts butterflies. Care: Sedum prefers moderately fertile, moist soil in full sun, but can take it drier. 'Autumn Joy' can be tip pruned at 6 to 8 inches to shorten the plant, but this will also delay flowering.
This perennial is a standout plant in the late summer and fall garden, and one of the best of these sedums is known as ‘Autumn Joy.’ The plant bides its time all summer, quietly growing thick, light green leaves. Then, as the hot weather wanes, stonecrop comes on strong at the end of the growing season when buds open as pale pink and intensify to richly rosy flower heads. This perennial wants full sun, but will tolerate partial shade. Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’ will deal with just about any type of soil, and the plant is rabbit-resistant, too. I have this in many places in my yard. I leave it for winter interest as I like to see the snow sitting on top of the blooms. I have literally ignored my plants in the yard this year. They have received no special care and yet they are beautiful at this time of year. I have waited patiently for the beautiful color to come on this plant.
I have three plants coming from Burpee Seeds next week. They are Japanese Anemones in pink. We will plant them near my statue of Mary. My amaryllis bulbs are waiting in the wings. Ready to be sent in October. I'm glad that I ordered these...I will have something to watch while I'm home bound. Grrrrr!