Tag Archives: sedum

Trend I Applaud: Sedums as Groundcovers

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I’ve long been a fan of Sedums, but it wasn’t until I ventured beyond the tallish ‘Sedum Joy’ and its ilk and tried groundcover-height Sedums that I became an ardent fan.  In fact I’m quite …

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Fall Color Comes in Many Forms

Fall Comes In Many Colors

How to have a knock-out garden in the fall?  Let’s count the ways.
1.  Foliage colors – it’s not just trees that are strutting their stuff in the fall

2. Fading flowers can be …

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OMG, these perennials are all half price

Yikes, I just noticed that all these perennials are 50% off – through this coming Wednesday, August 24 – as long as you’ve signed up for our Garden Club (which costs nothing).  While supplies …

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To prevent flopping, start pruning your perennials now

by Susan Harris
One of the best-selling garden books of all time introduced us to the notion of pruning perennials. The book is The Well-Tended Perennial Garden by Tracy …

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January Chores for the Low-Maintenance Gardener

Time for this low-maintenance gardener to report on what I’m really doing in the garden in January.

Keeping records and planning

Oh, about a year ago I urged readers to  catch up with …

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My garden, as seen by a visiting garden writer/photographer

It’s far too cold and bleak out there to enjoy gardens outdoors, but hey, it’s a great time to admire photos of gardens, so I’ll share a few of my own garden taken this past …

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Super-Tough Plants for Curb Gardens

by Susan Harris
Who SAYS the strip of land between your sidewalk and the street has to be covered with turfgrass?  Okay, in some places the government actually …

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Heat-Loving Perennials – Some Favorites

by Susan Harris
With the hottest July on record just ending, it’s a fine time to talk about perennials that thrive in brutally hot summers, and Homestead’s brand …

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How to divide Spiderworts – and lots of other perennials

by Susan Harris

The violet flowers were no more, the foliage was looking ratty, and it was time to prune these Spiderworts (Tradescantia virginiana) and prune ‘em hard.    With any luck, they’ll grow …

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