Sunday, October 11, 2009

Autumn Joy

One of my favorite fall plants is Sedum 'Autumn Joy' she isn't fussy, she can survive almost anywhere. The deer do like to mow mine down..they must be tasty.

They stay green all summer and then in the fall they turn a rosy pink/red. I have learned never to plant them along a walkway. In the fall they attract a huge amount of bees and wasps and all kinds of insects with stingers. I have one more clump to move.. maybe next spring.

See they even look lovely all covered in snow. This photo was taken on Oct 10, 2009.


They can complement other plants in your perennial garden. I took this photo recently in town, someone knew what he was doing in this perennial bed.. the texture and colors work really well together this time of year.

Another crappy cloudy, dreary day..cold too.. Cold, wet dreary days in October=8. Sunny and crisp=1. Snow and cold=1. Indian Summer where are you? :)

15 comments:

  1. Sedum is such a pretty plant. The picture with the snow is lovely.
    Sunny :)

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  2. Very pretty! I don't know that I've ever seen the rosy pink tops covered in SNOW! I hope Indian Summer shows up soon for you!

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  3. Our dry weather shut our's down at least three weeks ago. Your sedum is so healthy, even with the snow.

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  4. That is the same family of what Mom always called House Leak. We would pick a leaf and mash it softly till the skin turned loose of the inside and you could blow it up like a little baloon.

    Hey, we didn't have playstation!

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  5. This is such a beautiful plant, Connie. I think the snow picture is perfect. But I hear you about the weather. I won't be enjoying this sunshine by this time next week: we have a major rain event heading our way, and the beautiful and unusual sunshine will be gone. For now, I'm enjoying it for both of us.

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  6. Cheerful pictures - they are very pretty in the snow!

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  7. I have some too and they do look really nice this time of year when everything else has died in my garden! ha I hear they can get invasive though.

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  8. I love them but you are so right about them attracting bees and other stinging things. Which is a good thing if you aren't allergic to those stingers. That's why I had to transplant mine to the far back of the yard...but that's okay cuz I can see them from the kitchen window. Your photography is beautiful even the snow shots!!

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  9. Lovely pictures. Except for the snow in October, of course!

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  10. Thank you. I have that very plant growing along one side of my house. I have never known what it was called. It has been there for 20 years and yes it is hearty. It has endured some really tough seasons and continues to thrive. It attracts so many butterflies in the fall that I would hate to lose it. I could do without all the bees though.

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  11. so that's what those ar called. they ARE pretty.
    even in all the snow that we are getting again today.....

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  12. great shots! And although I love snow, it is too early! (We had snowflakes this morning too.. but nothing that lasted.)

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  13. Snow! Way too early.

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

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  14. It is a great combination. For a couple of pots at the fair around our exhibit, I stuck Autumn Joy in a pot with my Cork Bark Fir, which I am awfully fond of for its blue spruce color sans pain.

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Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate your comments! If you have a question I will try to answer it here. Connie