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Friday, July 28, 2006

One Container: One Plant


Sometimes just one plant in a container is all you need. Or in this case, just one type of plant.

I planted this sedum in this container because I ran out of other plants earlier this spring and this poor pot was still empty.

I have this sedum growing all over the place but I can't remember where I got it. It is most likely a passalong plant. Several years ago, my aunt asked for a start of it, which I was glad to provide. She wanted to put some in a container she had because she knew someone who always had a pot of this at their house (maybe a relative?)

This stuff grows up between the bricks of the brick patio, and in the flower beds all around, so I have plenty of it to share. Anyway, my aunt was going from my house to the Brickyard 400 race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, on a day that was going to be very hot, so we put the sedum in a plastic bag and she placed it in her cooler. She later reported that the sedum made it through the race and return trip home and grows nicely in her container every year.

So when I couldn't decide what to put in this container, I thought of my aunt having a container of this stuff, and decided I should do the same. I literally grabbed a handful of sedum from around the patio and planted it up.

I think come October, I'll move it to the front porch, put a face on the container and make it my "jack-o-lantern".

2 comments:

Susie said...

Our sedum is still going strong. At times it is so full and beautiful and other times it looks like it is dying, But it always comes back. I just leave the container out all winter and come Spring, the sedum comes back hardier than the year before.
Thanks again for sharing yours with us.
The sedum in the old family container is probably 100 years old. It does not like fertilizer.

Blackswamp_Girl said...

I love your sedum in a pot--and I love the idea of using it as a jack-o-lantern in the fall! :)