Succulents

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Semps and Hens and Chicks…Oh My!

It’s halfway through August! How has the summer passed by so swiftly? The Sedum “Autumn Joy” is so full of its green buds and I will welcome the pinkish tinge which will be developing, but I don’t want the summer to be over yet. I haven’t even gone on vacation!  But who am I kidding?…

Succulents

Great Plant Pick: Portulacaria afra

Elephant Bush or Elephant Food? Yes, it sure is. Portulacaria afra is a perennial succulent native to South Africa but it is a great plant for outdoors and indoors over winter here in Ohio. The common name comes from the succulent nature of the plant’s leaves and stout trunk, and also from the fact that…

Succulents

Plant Pick: Sedum spurium “John Creech”

Looking for a wonderful sedum for your hypertufa or a rock garden? Sedum spurium “John Creech” is one of my favorite flowering succulents. It blooms with pink flowers in summer and grows a thick ground cover mat which helps to suppress weeds. You can also make new plants easily with cuttings! Score! It is sometimes…