Thursday, May 27, 2010

Alphabe-Thursday

S is for Sedum
Sedum is also called Stonecrop and it is a succulent plant.  They tolerate drought and the sandy soil we have anywhere that we have not added an abundance of compost.  Every time I see a different type I grab it and add it to the areas I have been planting it in.  I started the following garden area last summer which I posted about here:
New Rock Garden  Keep in mind in that previous post the first picture was my inspiration picture out of a magazine.  This is what it looks like now. 

I am hoping that all of these different types of Sedum will grow over the rocks and crowd into each other like the next picture.
I thought I would try putting all the following pictures together in a mosaic but I am late getting my post ready, again. I have not tried a mosaic yet and I think I will need to have some extra time available to work my way through it.   I want to show you a close up of these plants because they are very interesting to look at and there are so many different types.  I am sure I have not found all the types yet and quite often they do not have a plant tag in them when I buy them so I cannot give you the particular names of each plant.  I apologize for such a long post but since it is mostly pictures I hope you do not mind scrolling to the end.
This last one I just bought and still need to get it in the ground. 
I hope I have given you a new interest in Sedum and that you might add some to you plantings if you are a gardener.  I am linking up to Jenny Matlock's Alphabe-Thursday so stop over there and check out the rest of the participants posts.  There are always a lot of interesting stories and information to be had by all.
Jenny Matlock
Have a great day!

24 comments:

laterg8r said...

love your garden, so nice and orderly :D

Linda said...

I love these plants. Love how they look, I would love to try planting some. I better read about them first, lol, or the brown thumb will kill them! Thanks for a great S post!

Mumsy said...

Wonderful photos, and post! our weather doesn't allow this unless they 're in the green house.

baukje said...

Beautiful pictures, I love sedums too although I have not many of them in my garden.

B said...

I have never heard of these but the fact that they don't need as much water leaves me encouraged that I could keep them alive. :)

Tracy said...

I love sedums such a variety of colours thank you for reminding me .

Tina said...

Oh what lovely sedum! I'm a fan too. I have four kinds so far, but only know the name of one of them, blood red. Oh, and hens and chicks. Make that five. They grow so well here in CO, and I love that they're perennial and just get better and better with the years. Great post! Thanks for stopping by at LIfe is Good!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

How pretty! It looks like corral.

Viki said...

I never heard the name but I'm sure I must have seen them. Good luck and I hope they spread the way you want. Great S post.

Cheryl said...

Oh, I can't wait until this gets more mature. Each one is so lovely.

Julie Schuler said...

I never knew what they were called, those little succulent little cabbage flower little greenies! Now I know.

VKT said...

I love your photos. I wonder if I could get it to grow in our NC clay? You sound like an expert gardener. Would it grow in our soil?

Pondside said...

Beautiful sedums!
This week a whole lot of ours bloomed on the rock wall - mostly the pretty ordinary yellow flowers, but the pink ones will follow. The Great Dane particularly likes these plants, and every year pots dozens up to give away as favours at our annual dinner in the garden. Such a lot of pleasure from such tiny and unassuming plants.

mrs. c said...

Your post is great and your photos are getting better and better! I do love those plants, they do not even look real to me,it is as if they are made out of plastic or clay. Thank you for sharing and I am amazed at how many strawberries you have! Wow!! You will have to share with me the best way to freeze them, Hubby wants me to put some up but everytime I do they get so soggy, do you have an answer to this probelm? E-mail me when you have a chance, school is almost over and I will have moe time to play!

Jo said...

my garden gets a whole lot of shade so i wont be adding any but i sure to like to look at them!

Jenny said...

Oh my! This is going to be spectacular when the sedum grows!

I love how so many of them look like stones. They are really charming plants and the way you arranged them looks splendid!

Thanks for for this fun and different stop on our little journey through Alphabe-Thursday's Letter "S"!

A+

A 2 Z said...

I have some in my garden. I love how it changes or I should say how it morphs into something different during the growing season. Great pics. Thanks for sharing.

Anne-Marie

Terra said...

oh that is fun. you have to keep us posted!

Christy said...

Your rock garden is such a lovely sight! I am sure once it is mature you will be amazed. Love the photos that showed the plants up close.

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

...such a variety of beautiful plants.

Blessings & Aloha!
(I finally have some free time so am trying to get to more Sposts!... so happy to see yours. I would love to have you pop over to my place. And if you get a chance, please let me know by leaving a comment on my post. :o)

Your "Ladybug" is so cute! I have some "ladybugs" on my S post. :o)

Amanda said...

Your sedum looks very happy. I look forward to seeing updates as your garden fills in!

Bee Lady said...

The sedum garden looks great. I hope you show us pics later in the summer. I'm sure they will grow quickly. Love the furry chicks too. Now I'm wondering how you are ever going to have fried chicken if you keep making pets out of all of them! I have a friend who raises chicks and sells the eggs, but when they get a bit older, she uses them for ckn. & noods. (well-she's a farm girl) I went to help her--ohhh what's the word she used--I forget--but I use the word "butcher"--maybe she said "dress" them. Anyway, means the same thing. I was very squeamish and couldn't do several steps of the "dressing". I told her if I had them they'd just have to die a natural death.

Cindy

Brenda Stevens said...

Didn't realize there were so many kinds of sedum and that hens & chicks were a part of that family. I have an old nail keg with holes drilled in it that I've had hens & chicks in for years and this past year they all died out. So I'm starting over with new potting soil and transplanted some from my mom's yard and hope that they come back to life!

Anonymous said...

how are you?

Definitely gonna recommend this post to a few friends