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Is it possible that a single plant, let alone an entire plant family, can thrive on neglect, thumb its nose at water, and be aesthetically pleasing in the garden? It sounds too good to be true, you say? But it’s not. It’s all true about succulents. In the ground or in containers, these sometimes sculptural, occasionally alien-looking, gorgeous plants are standouts in any garden. From soft pastels to deep tones as well as every shade of green, the colors of succulents cover every hue but deep blue. What’s more, their flowers are often even more brightly colored and long lived. Juicy leaves and fleshy stems with a remarkable ability to store water are the hallmarks of these plants and the reason that they’re drought-tolerant.

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Varieties exist that will thrive and enliven your landscape for years with little care once established. Here are some sedum we are excited to offer to you:

» s edum Sedum, also called Stonecrop have something for every gardening situation. Low-growing varieties like ‘Voodoo’ (A), Lime Zinger (B) and ‘Ogon’ (C) make great fillers for in-between cracks and in rock gardens. Many varieties function equally well as ground covers or as good ‘spillers’ in containers such as the ‘Sunsparkler Series’ – ‘Wildfire’ (D), and ‘Lime Twister’ (E) – and “Lemon Ball’ (G).

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'Inspirations' Magazine May 2017  

Inspirations is a lifestyle and gardening magazine. It is filled with fresh ideas and information, photography and advice gardeners can draw...

'Inspirations' Magazine May 2017  

Inspirations is a lifestyle and gardening magazine. It is filled with fresh ideas and information, photography and advice gardeners can draw...