Sedums in September

While the rest of my garden is shutting down and drying up in North Carolina,

the sedums are just starting to put on a show.

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These flowers are the star attraction for bees, bugs and butterflies now.

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I have quite a collection of these not-so-thirsty plants

due to my past profession as a garden artist.

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Sedums thrive in “stone trough” planters made of hypertufa.

This is a mixture of Portland cement, vermiculite, sand and peat moss.

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Sedum lineare ‘Variegatum’

My sedums survived this dry summer much better than my “water-loving” plants.

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Autumn Joy sedum

Now that the temperature is finally dipping down a bit,

the sedums are putting out their lovely heads of tiny flowers.

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Sedum spectable “Brilliant”

Many types have pink blooms, but some have yellow

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Sedum kamtschaticum

or even white.

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Frosty Morn stonecrop

September is the month for sedums in the south.

FLOWER

 

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