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Friday, April 29, 2011

No Weeding Them Sedums






















For all those reluctant gardeners that dread spending too much time weeding, seeding and watering, here’s a little trick. Plant Sedum combinations. Drought resistant and able to handle hot, hot places, this genus can save you on time and watering. Many of us want low maintenance from our outdoor spaces so investigate the abundant varieties of Sedums. This hardy vegetation fits into the Xeriscape arena (plant life that eliminates the need for supplemental water.) Sedums can tolerate some pretty tough conditions and you can have fun creating your own ensemble for the succulent section of the garden. Choose from ground-hugging to 2 footers to add various shape, variety and texture. Plus you won’t find too many weeds growing amongst the many Sedum color variations. Fiery red to blue-green and yellow, there’s a perfect shade for the garden lover in the Sedum category, including those with blossoms to boot.

This weekend is chockfull of planting new grape vines, fruit trees, potatoes and peas not including any transplanting we can squeeze in. So if you want to make more time to spend in your veggie garden, plant them Sedums. Save your water and your elbow grease for the food arena! Speaking of food, let’s end with a bit of weekend humor and use a Groucho Marx line. “Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana.” Oh, good grief. The one thing nice about cool weather - no fruit flies! But don’t let time fly by. Get out and garden.

Image of this Sedum combination taken by the amateur - Ann Bilowz (But you get the point!)

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