Sedum (aka Stonecrop) is a beautiful succulent that appears in early Spring (that’s today in Litchfield). I recently posted a new scarf design and asked people to guess what plant I drew the green from. Sedum! An unusual shaped succulent that spans the length of our growing season in New England. Sedum is a hardy, perennial addition to a sunny garden. There are both tall and creeping varieties. Mine get pretty tall- up to 2.5 feet and leggy. One might choose a creeping variety for a more tidy garden.
It’s early Spring in Connecticut and the usual suspects are slowly reappearing. In our shady spaces, the daffodils, tulips and lilies are just barely poking through. The sedum has broken through the old stubble and the hens n’chicks are warily lifting their heads.
It’s also time to walk softly, as this gardener is always forgetting the surprise newbies in the garden that are negotiating their first Spring. Do other people do this? You find the most exciting new bulbs, get terribly excited, buy them, and then forget where you buried them. I KNOW I have some new parrot tulips. Can’t wait!
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If sunshine permits, tomorrow, I’ll be raking off dead leaves from under the azaleas and getting the hill ready for their May bloom. Thoughts will again turn to all season garden décor. Metal, or glass..? Pretty wild glass here.
Speaking of wild. We went to hear a jazz quartet at the Clark Institute last week. AWESOME. Lao Tizer is a prodigy. Look for him in any configuration should he come close to where you live. You won’t be disappointed. This is Lao and one of his bands playing… Metropolis. Tizer, the sax and drummer were all three in the quartet we heard at the Clark.