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Name: Rita
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Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Mar 27, 2010 9:59 AM CST
I will start off. Add your upright seedum pictures :-))

Here is Matrona last August 3rd just before it started blooming. This is in my front yard. Directly in back is some Agastache and off to the top left, roses and top right and in front, daylilies.

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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Mar 27, 2010 10:29 AM CST
Matrona blooming in September with blue salvia Indigo Spires. This is taken in my backyard on the hill going up off my patio. I have lots of Matrona around the yard as until I found there were newer more darker leafed varieties, it was my favorite seedum. Still is a favorite although not my very favorite :-))

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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
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Newyorkrita
Mar 27, 2010 10:53 AM CST
Matrona with daylilies and ferns.

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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Mar 27, 2010 10:57 AM CST
Matrona with ferns again.

Here is a combination that really works for me. I know it might not seem like it goes together but the folliage of Lady Fern and Sedum look great together. This one here is red stemmed Lady Fern. Lady fern is a great one to use as it likes sun much more than most ferns do. This is full sun here were these are planted.

In back of them are nasturtiums planted in a terraced bed higher up and cascading down the wall.

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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
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Newyorkrita
Mar 27, 2010 10:59 AM CST
More of that same spot.

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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Mar 27, 2010 11:00 AM CST
Madrona in the sunlight. Butterfly bush in back of it, daylilies around it.

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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Mar 27, 2010 2:22 PM CST

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Rita, I just wouldn't have thought about all those plants as companion plants for sedum. Where have I been all this time? Of course all I had up until several years ago were the low growing ones. Clint has the Echinacea Cubit, plants them with his echies and other things. I never thought of using the echs either until he showed me a picture with the combo. It was stunning. Here's a link to his Cubit.
http://cubits.org/echinaceas I think you'll like seeing what he has over there. : )
Added bonus, he's very nice. : )
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Mar 27, 2010 2:39 PM CST
That is why I like the upright sedums. There is so much more one can do with them than with the low growing ones. I guess it is the way my garden is set up, the low growers just don't fit in here.

I really just manage to stumble upon combinations of plants that work together. What I do is decide what I want to grow in a certain space and then think of possible layouts until it comes together in my mind. Then I get the plants and plant.

I do love coneflowers also. They are a plant that attracts both butterflies and songbirds and I have my garden heavily planted with plants to attract bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and backyard songbirds. First the butterflies love the nectar then later I let the coneflowers go to seed. The Goldfinches come and absolutely love to eat those seeds.

Will check out the coneflower cubit, thanks!
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Mar 27, 2010 3:02 PM CST

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That is what I have been doing, I love attracting the bees, bumble bees, birds and butterflies. I have a large swath of Poker Lilies that the humming birds just love, I leave the tall flower stalks on for the Goldfinches. They bring their babies and teach them how to get the seeds. We really love watching them.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Mar 27, 2010 3:14 PM CST
Oh geez, I don't know if I should thank you or yell at you for that link to the Coneflower cubit. LOL :-))

I just started looking around there and am already going crazy looking at all the coneflowers I didn't even know exhisted. I only have Kims Knee High and Magnus myself. I have tried some others thru the years but they always died off after afew years.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Mar 27, 2010 5:08 PM CST

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Sorry *Blush*
Thought you'd like it. Big Grin
Name: Holly
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HollyAnnS
Apr 1, 2010 6:56 PM CST
Rita, I only have a few upright sedums but I really like them in my gardens. They are one of the first to appear in the spring and the last to die back in the fall. I have a small bed near my Gazebo there is a young Crepe Mytrle, Hummingbird feeder with a Passionflower climbing it. A low growing yellow creeping sedum, dusty miller, Echie, and the occasional volunteer sunflower. I have what I have always thought of as Autumn Joy planted in this bed as well but really I have two different color blooms so I'm not quite sure what I have but they are very pretty and I love the mix of the two different color blooms.

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Name: Holly
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HollyAnnS
Apr 1, 2010 6:58 PM CST
Here is the Echie that is also in that grouping you can see the sedum in the background

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HollyAnnS
Apr 1, 2010 7:23 PM CST
Here is my other tall sedum it is a variegated sedum and flowers white. I only have a few pieces of it but it is slowly increasing.

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Name: Holly
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HollyAnnS
Apr 1, 2010 7:27 PM CST
I also have more of that lighter pink flowering (?Autumn Joy) in this bed as well. You can see it in the lower right corner and the white blooms coming through the aster is the variegated sedum.

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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Apr 1, 2010 7:32 PM CST

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Holly, I'm wondering if your lighter colored sedum is Neon. I think the darker one is Autumn Joy. Those are beautiful pictures you posted. Gives me something to look at, bright & beautiful. It has been raining cats & dogs here for days.
Rita here is a picture of my Autumn Joy last year. I love you pictures.
Thank you to both of you for a glimpse of what will be coming soon. : )


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Name: Holly
South Central Pa
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HollyAnnS
Apr 1, 2010 8:01 PM CST
Thanks Lynn, Here is a close up of the bloom.
My back yard is pretty bare as we have several projects planned for back there that will require bringing in some equipment and a large area to work in. I have some small plantings scattered around and hopefully as the projects are completed we will be able to enlarge and connect the beds.

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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Apr 1, 2010 8:22 PM CST

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Boy that is a pretty picture. : )
Can't wait to see when you get it all done. Don't wait until it's all finished, you can show us each section as it's completed. Thumbs up
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Apr 1, 2010 9:58 PM CST
I have both Autumn Joy and Brilliant myself. I can't tell them apart by looking at the plants. I can tell which is which as soon as they flower though as the flower color is very different.
Name: Holly
South Central Pa
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HollyAnnS
Apr 1, 2010 11:35 PM CST
I had looked very closely at the foliage asking my self is this one a little shorter than the other or is the scalloped edge a bit different. But I really didn't see anything other than the bloom color.
The Gazebo that sits close to this small bed is the first thing we will be working on. It has progressed a bit each year and this year we will expand the brick floor a bit and add the corner beds. Once that is done a few of these small beds can be incorporated. If we get the foundation in for the Greenhouse I will then be able to plan out the next set of beds. Everything at our house is always in project mode. Big Grin
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