Autumn Joy

One of my favorite fall plants is Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’ she isn’t fussy, she can survive almost anywhere. The deer do like to mow mine down..they must be tasty.

They stay green all summer and then in the fall they turn a rosy pink/red. I have learned never to plant them along a walkway. In the fall they attract a huge amount of bees and wasps and all kinds of insects with stingers. I have one more clump to move.. maybe next spring.

See they even look lovely all covered in snow. This photo was taken on Oct 10, 2009.

They can complement other plants in your perennial garden. I took this photo recently in town, someone knew what he was doing in this perennial bed.. the texture and colors work really well together this time of year.

Another crappy cloudy, dreary day..cold too.. Cold, wet dreary days in October=8. Sunny and crisp=1. Snow and cold=1. Indian Summer where are you? :)

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4 Responses to Autumn Joy

  1. Avatar of abra la mente says:

    Despite the cold, crappy weather, your photography seems to paint a different picture! :) I am all for Indian Summer, but I am afraid that it isn’t around the corner–perhaps down the road. One can only hope.

  2. TechnoBabe says:

    You are right, someone knew what they were doing when they planted those lovely plants together. I thought sedum was a small plant that people grew in pots, goes to show I don’t know very much about plants. I do know wonderful settings and coloring like the ones in your photos. Our weather here today is dreary too, we just went to the library for more books and a couple movies. A good day for grilled cheese sandwiches and decaf and movies.

  3. Avatar of prairiewomn prairiewomn says:

    Beautiful photos as always Far Side. I was so looking forward to an Indian Summer but I’m pretty sure it’s not happening this year. Preparing for an early and long winter.

  4. Avatar of Ms. C Ms. C says:

    Far Side~ beautiful photos…thank you for bringing some color into the dreariness that appears to be the onset of an early winter – uggh.

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