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sedum and what else?? in piled rock??
#167146 February 11th, 2007 at 12:58 AM
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Okay after my Willys had their last fall gathering here I planted in a variety of sedum. This is located in the hottest dryest sunniest side of the yard..
I also want some type of cascading flower incorporated here that is heat drought tolerant,, will Aubieta whitewell gem flowers work here?? If soo when should I plant the seeds?? any other suggestions??

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#167147 February 11th, 2007 at 11:04 AM
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I'm curious to know if some periwinkle might work in there.

Sedum, however, should take you there - I started growing the stuff way back in the mid nineties - just from pickings - all you need is a little pinch and it gets going.

I like the red stuff.

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#167148 February 11th, 2007 at 02:39 PM
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Thanks Carly I like the red dragons blood too I thought it would really stand out againt the white rock,! I don't know about periwinkle Duh Does any one know??

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#167149 February 11th, 2007 at 02:54 PM
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Ohhhh Carly I looked up periwinkle!! thumbup I know it as Vinca ,
I'd forgotten it's also know as periwinkle shocked wink I rellly think it would be great there! I had some last year in the front yard around a tree and it really took off and got thick and lush but then again there was part shade in the front and it looked great.. I will give it a try this spring to see if it can tolerate no shade at all. Thanks for the suggestion!!!

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#167150 February 11th, 2007 at 11:50 PM
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I agree - vinca/periwinkle would look great there!

How about some ice plant? I've not had luck with it here, but the leaves are succulent and it has some very pretty, bright flowers!

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#167151 February 12th, 2007 at 12:07 AM
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Hi ya Lynne wavey Duh First time for them so I don't know I thought I might do them in a container in afternoon dappled shade, and see what happens.

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#167152 February 12th, 2007 at 05:43 AM
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what about rock cress
snow in the summer
rock soapwort


theres a ice plant thats a sedum, the varietie is called s spectabile, is that the one lynnes talking about? i have the autumn joy sedum and its done well in both full sun and shade except in shade it will strech for the sunlight,

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#167153 February 12th, 2007 at 05:36 PM
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the vinca will do very well in that sunny spot!!! it'll trail nicely too so, it'll look terrific draping down over the rocks!

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#167154 February 12th, 2007 at 06:06 PM
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What a great idea....i love it!!!

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#167155 February 12th, 2007 at 06:31 PM
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grinnnn i just googled vinca, those are realy pretty!

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#167156 February 12th, 2007 at 07:19 PM
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it IS really pretty!! i put some in this one spot next to my driveway...it's a small slope that i'm going to modify by putting in a retaining wall and then even out the grade. the vinca is just a temporary measure to avoid further erosion. it took over the area really nicely! it gets full sun for most of the day...

it's supposed to be for sun or shade. i see this all over the place - any area where it's shady the stuff grows, just doesn't spread too well.

so, the key with the vinca is to put it in a nice sunny spot!

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#167157 February 13th, 2007 at 01:04 AM
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Sybil Oh Ohhh I have snow in the summer seeds!!! thumbup

is rock cress the same as aubrieta ?? Hmmm going to have to look up rock cress!<<-- Just looked it up~ Nope not the same, But according to the picture I realllly Love the purple rock cress!

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#167158 February 13th, 2007 at 04:34 AM
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no, not iceplant. they are pink sundials aka portulaca. they'd look nice on those rocks too!!

and they also do extremely well in that kind of bright, all-day sunlight...some of mine got to be over a foot long! (i planted them in a different spot than previously)

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#167159 February 13th, 2007 at 05:00 AM
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Diane, I have some Dragons Blood and Blue Spruce Sedum if you would like, I can send you some starts. They do great in shippig as I got mine from Sarah and Tina and they love the full sun!

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#167160 February 13th, 2007 at 05:28 AM
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diane i think you should add lots more rocks for lots more plants! laugh thumbup

i so love how you have that set up!

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#167161 February 14th, 2007 at 12:49 AM
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Joclyn~~~ Yep you DID send me sundial Just for me to put there too!! And that I will!!!! Thanks again for the reminder!!! kissies

Sybil~~ My daughter gave me a wheel barrow load of more rock today all smaller and odd shaped some flat, some round ,and jagged You bet I'm going to build it up some!! I think we were thinking alike on that one!!! lala wink laugh

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#167162 February 14th, 2007 at 05:44 AM
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laugh muggs i cant wait to see what it looks like this summer!

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#167163 February 14th, 2007 at 06:02 AM
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i can send you some vinca if you want it...will have to wait tho as it's covered with snow at the moment!

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#167164 February 14th, 2007 at 09:08 PM
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Oh Joclyn that would be great!!! kissies WOW I didn't know Vinca came back?????? The vinca around the tree in the front yard was frozen during our unexpected ice storm and then it wilted eek I just figured it was gone for ever and I would have to replant this spring???

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#167165 February 15th, 2007 at 01:32 AM
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there are two types of vinca. the vining type (aka periwinkle) is perennial. the other type is an annual flower.

even tho it's WAY below freezing, my vinca is still green...you can see it poking up through the snow. don't know why the mailman didn't see it when he walked right through the bed today Duh

altho it would probably be okay now (and would root okay), i'd like to wait until it's warmer so that i can send you some that already has roots.

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#167166 February 16th, 2007 at 09:27 PM
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Joclyn I must have had the annual thumbup

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#167167 February 19th, 2007 at 04:49 AM
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Hey Sybil! I stacked more rock on the pile today I had to lift off two of the larger existing ones . Dannnng they were heavy eek . I didn't build it up to high maybe another 6-8" 'just added more spaces for More plants thumbup

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#167168 February 20th, 2007 at 05:30 PM
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woo hoo! cant wait to see it!

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#167169 February 20th, 2007 at 05:38 PM
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Me too....cant wait to see more!!

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#167170 February 21st, 2007 at 12:51 AM
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I have more spaces for plants and a Backache eek eek I place some asylium(SP) in two places to see if it would grow , and added an old clay pitcher on top with ahhhhh opps fogot what it is i put in there.., Have to get back with ya one that one shocked Duh

ANy way NOW I'm just waiting on the weather to work with me for some seeds.. You really can't tell by the picture BUT there are lots of spaces front and both sides .
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