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#67323 September 6th, 2006 at 03:54 AM
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It's another rainy cool day here, but my sedums are all blooming.
Most were cuttings or gotten in a plant swap.
They do very well here, when the deer leave them alone! :rolleyes:

This is the only white blooming, other than the variegated that I posted in the plant propagation thread.
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Got this one in a plant swap in Connecticut a year ago May:
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#67324 September 6th, 2006 at 04:04 AM
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This was another very small one I got in trade - it fell completely over in the rain on Saturday, so I staked it and it's doing fine now.

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This was the largest of the sedums that I got in the Connecticut trade. The woman who had them referred to them as "weeds", and didn't care much for them at all!!!
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Here is the full plant in the corner of the pond garden:
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#67325 September 6th, 2006 at 04:07 AM
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Those look great Lynne!!! Glad they are blooming so nice for you and bringing happiness to your day!

#67326 September 6th, 2006 at 05:25 AM
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Yeah, those are beautiful sedums! How funny that somebody disliked them enough to call them weeds.

I'm just discovering the joys of sedums .... I have 4 or 5 kinds. I most recently got 6 blue-green ones at end-of-season sale at Kmart. One little piece broke off, and has rooted in the shot glass I put it in! (~with water in it!)

I live in zone 4a, and since so many sedums are zoned for 3, I'll be getting more. Love how they spread when they're happy!

#67327 September 6th, 2006 at 06:36 AM
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Very nice Lynne!!

#67328 September 6th, 2006 at 06:47 AM
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Those are so pretty. The varigated one is absolutly beautiful I seen it earlier, I had never seen one like that before. I have one like the second photo you posted. They are so hardy, my kittens play in mine, I am surprised mine even bloomed at all.

#67329 September 6th, 2006 at 07:30 AM
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The picture of the full plant one on the corner of the pond. Love that arangement you have there. Are those yellow canna's and what are the tall flowers behind them? I have my first sedum this year and didn't know they were going to be so nice! I didn't know there were other kinds, now I want one of all of them. I wasn't sure what to plant them with, so this arrangement you have gets me started - thanks!

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Love the "weeds". They are awesome!

#67331 September 6th, 2006 at 08:58 AM
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Thanks, all! shocked

Patty - yes, it's dwarf yellow cannas.
The tall purple flowers are cleome.
They have teeny seeds that scatter everywhere, if you're not careful to collect them. I don't mind a few freebie plants each year - the ones you see here are actually from seeds from 2 years ago that somehow germinated this year!

I've got plenty of seeds from the cleome if you'd like me to send you some - PM me.

#67332 September 6th, 2006 at 09:55 PM
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I would love some Lynne...sending you a pm now!

#67333 September 6th, 2006 at 11:04 PM
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My sedum is about to bloom also! thumbup I am excited!!

#67334 September 6th, 2006 at 11:07 PM
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Yes they all look great! Your cleome is very nice. You say they are from seeds form 2 yrs. ago? My cleome have gone very weak from yr to yr. I got seeds form someone for white ones and those were a good size. But my pink ones I've for a few yrs. are very thin and not very tall. Not at all like the first yr. Any ideas why?
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#67335 September 7th, 2006 at 01:56 AM
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I have had some like that too, Diane.
I usually pull out most of the seedlings that sprout, and let 2 or 3 plants grow. I was pleasantly surprised that these did so well this year. I'll probably be sorry next year when I'm pulling out all the babies!

If you'd like to PM me your address, I can send you some seeds - they will be the purple and pink mixed together most likely, I have much more of those than the individual colors.

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Just when those coneflowers are finishing that sedum autumn joy starts putting on a show. What beautiful flowers!! I love the combinations you put together with the cannas, sedum, coneflowers, zinnias and cleome.

#67337 September 7th, 2006 at 04:14 AM
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I love that lush green grass in the background too! Oh - green grass - I had terrible brown dry grass this year! eek frown eek

#67338 September 7th, 2006 at 05:16 AM
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What a good eye you have, Pburgh!
I looked in your webshots albums and you have very lovely gardens as well! flw

Patty - we had crispy crunchy grass for most of this summer too!
It wasn't until a week or so ago, when we started having non-stop rain, that everything greened up again, and even needed mowing once again! laugh Until then, it was like a field of hay!


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