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Saturday, May 14, 2011


I found this old box next to the garage,gave it a quick coat of paint, and divided some of my sedum plants up.Great thing about this planter is that it will come up every year and  I never have to water it.....hmmmm now where to put it !

Create a rustic look in your garden with drought-tolerant succulents and
repurposed "planters."

Sedums, or stonecrops, are known for their signature shapes that offer neverending interest in the garden. The Latin name Sedum, meaning "to sit," is an appropriate name for these low-growing succulents. They're great for growing as groundcovers or trailing over the side of a container.
Sedums are among the easiest plants you can grow in your garden, but they don't like clay soil If you stick them in clay, the roots are going to rot." These perennial succulents require well-draining soils and very little water. They are also easy to propagate, have colorful flowers and, although they spread rapidly, are not invasive. Depending on the species, sedums generally thrive in USDA Zones 3 to 9.

Nestle them amongst the rocks in a xeriscape or rock garden and between stepping stones along a path. Before planting sedums along a path, make sure they're suitable for those conditions.
Dog house with succulents

I love this green-roofed dog house!

Wall of succulents

They were in fashion, they were out of fashion, and now they’re back in fashion again. Living walls of art. You can make your own stylish wall of succulents with this tutorial. Or try planting up a wall of herbs instead for a nifty kitchen garden.