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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Sedum Autumn Joy

Fall is in full force now. The colorful leaves are falling to the ground. I kind of think that they resemble a patchwork quilt as they lie on the ground. They are crunchy underfoot. They have a musky smell and so many different textures. One of my favorites in the garden at this time of year is my Sedum Autumn Joy. In the spring, it resembles a head of broccoli as it emerges from the ground. It grows and endures the hottest of summers. Doesn't need much water to grow into a tall rubbery plant. When the flowers first open they are a pale pinkish lavender. Then they turn to a dark red and start to attract butterflies and bees... and finally a rusty bronze color. I like to leave them standing when I do my fall cleanup. They look so pretty standing tall in a snow drift. This plant is a winner in my garden. Little care is needed to keep it looking nice. I bring bouquets in the house, when they change color. I've never seen a bird touch these though I have heard of others having house finches eating the leaves.Mine are planted around the bird bath and they get quite a bit of water, but it doesn't affect them. I have then in several places around the yard. They transplant beautifully.The sedums have been a constant source of pleasure for me this year...when other perennials have suffered from the heat.
Balisha


11 comments:

Katie said...

Your sedum is beautiful! Mine doesn't look nearly as beautiful, possibly because it has been without water for a month! I love your picture, it could be in a magazine.

judemiller1 said...

Always have loved Sedum--your are beautiful!

Haworth said...

Those sedums are so lovely, Balisha! I've always wanted to grow some but never have. Your description of how they grow and change throughout the seasons has convinced me to try next year!

Zoey said...

One of my favorites, too. It's hard to go wrong with SAJ.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Oh Balisha...I am so disgusted. The 110 heat has just burned so many of my plants. I lost all of my lovely Ivy's on the front porch..and my lovely rose covered trellis at the side of the house..plus even the tree's are burnt so badly!
I know it's lovely where you are... *sigh*

Balisha said...

Hi Katie...Thanks for the compliment. Maybe yours are not as old as mine. These are at least 10 yrs old. I have split them several times to keep them growing upright. They get kind of floppy if they aren't split.
Balisha

Balisha said...

Thanks, Jude...
Balisha

Balisha said...

Hi Haworth...I just visited your blog and I'm going back to become a follower. I was really interested in many of your posts. I'll have to take time to read more of them.
Thanks for commenting..Balisha

Balisha said...

Hi Zoey...I've seen some pretty ones on your blog. They are one of my favorites.
Balisha

Balisha said...

Hi Mona,
I'm sorry to hear about your loss of plants this year. Your ivy plants were so lush...what a shame. Naughty Mother Nature!
Balisha

Barbara said...

Lovely, I used to have a lot of Sedums when i had flower beds. So easy and colourful late in the season.