Wednesday, September 2, 2009

First You Weed 'Em and Now You See-d 'Em!

Oh, the lengths to which one goes to be clever!
Sorry! ;-)

I very much enjoy the variety of Sedum available for the garden. These photos show the upright plants that are blooming here at this point in time.

I haven't done much research, but I just read that "Stonecrop" was the original name for these plants that grew in and around stones. According to this source, the name "Sedum" is now widely known and both names apply to all varieties of this same plant.

So, there you go! I've been wondering... have you?

This is 'Diamond Edge' in bloom. There's a little honeybee
and a strange-looking friend!
(Do you know who he is??)

This is 'Matrona.'

'Pink Chablis'

L: 'Purple Emperor' and R: 'Autumn Joy' (getting ready to blossom)

'Matrona' is in the foreground as you look at the Sunny Corner Bed.

Things are beginning to look a little weary around here...
How about your place?

Footnote: Thanks to Mr. McGregor's Daughter, I have been enlightened. Obviously, by my recent reading, it's been awhile since Sedum spectabile plants (such as those shown above) were re-classified to Hylotelephium spectabile). I'm assuming this relates to every tall, upright Sedum? At least, that's the assumption I'm making at this point in time.


Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

I really like all your different sedums. I only have Autumn Joy, but would love more. I guess this would be a good time to look for places to put them since they seem to be one of the plants looking good now. Your pictures look great!

Monica the Garden Faerie said...

I too love sedum and have a ton of varieties, many upright and many creeping. Personally, I have to see dem before I can weed 'em! :)

Deborah at Kilbourne Grove said...

At this time every year, I feel that there is not enough sedum in my garden. What a dependable plant, and now there is so many beautiful ones. Thank you for showing me a few more.

Patsi's 'Garden Endeavors' said...

You have sedum joy...ha
Ok not so funny...I'm still half a sleep.
Haven't been out there in 3 days...must look after another coffee.

Rosey Pollen said...

I love Sedum. I did like your pun, it made me chuckle. Your photos are great, is this with your new camera?

Nutty Gnome said...

I love sedums - they cover a multitude of sins and bring a bit of colour into late summer. Not that summer is figuring very highly round here at the moment - it's bee cold, wet and windy for the past couple of days ....groan!

Rosemary said...

What a great variety of sedums you have they are great garden plants!

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Catherine, I have maybe only one other tall variety, as well as quite a number of low, creeping ones. Bertram Russell is now blooming. Hopefully you'll see a photo of him soon. He's low growing and Really Beautiful.

PS Do you know anyone with other varieties? They are SO easy to start... just stick a stem in the ground and keep it moist. :-)

Hi Monica, You're right, of course! ;-) lol. You should post some of your plants. I'd love to see them.

Deborah, Thank you for visiting today. You are right when you say they're dependable plants! I usually put large grow-through rings around the plants once they start growing in early Spring. Some of the tall varieties tend to fall over in wind and/or lots of rain as they mature.

Patsi, My recent vice is cappuccino from the local Casey's gas station, etc. (the machine where you push the button). It doesn't taste like coffee (a good thing for me) but it's really good! Like drinking dessert. ha.

Hi Rosey, I'm glad I made you chuckle. Yep! The photos were taken with my new camera. It's really great - and we're still getting acquainted. :-)

Nutty Gnome, Are you insinuating I have a multitude of sins? ha. ;-) Actually, you are right. They are SO easy to grow, need very little extra care, and look great! What more can you ask??

Hi Rosemary! What about a "Sedum" card? You are being so prolific with the great ideas. Thanks for visiting. I agree, Sedum plants are great!

troutbirder said...

I've got lots of that old standby Autumn Joy and today I learned one should pinch them back so they don't get so leggy in the shade. Never to late to teach an old dog new tricks! :)

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

Here I am, to rain on your parade to inform you that some (all?) of the Sedums are now Hylotelephiums. If you find out what that strange bug is, let me know - I've been trying to figure that out since I had one on my Sedum last fall.

Shady Gardener said...

troutbirder, I just learned that today myself. Are you going to do it? I'd hate to have them be terribly short. ;-)

MMD, Hylotelephiums. I don't know if I'll remember that! (How in the world did you find that out??)

Sylvana said...

I love sedum. They really are a great pass-along plant as it doesn't take much and they are so easy to grow. I have been collecting the creepers this year. I like your Purple Emperor.

Sue said...

I love your sedums! I just started growing some this year.

Randy Emmitt identified that moth on one of my camera critters. I just looked it up, and it he called it Ailanthus Webworm Moth. He said they like milkweed.