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.
These flowers are the star attraction for bees, bugs and butterflies now.
I have quite a collection of these not-so-thirsty plants
due to my past profession as a garden artist.
Sedums thrive in “stone trough” planters made of hypertufa.
This is a mixture of Portland cement, vermiculite, sand and peat moss.
My sedums survived this dry summer much better than my “water-loving” plants.
Now that the temperature is finally dipping down a bit,
the sedums are putting out their lovely heads of tiny flowers.
Many types have pink blooms, but some have yellow
or even white.
September is the month for sedums in the south.