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Lamb’s Ears (Stachys byzantina)

lamb's ears with Sensible Gardening

Some plants we grow because they have beautiful flowers, others smell great or taste even better. Then there are the plants that just plain feel good. One of those is lamb’s ears. I often imagine what a bed of lambs ears would feel like. Obviously smaller creatures than I know the answer. All About Lamb’s Ears Lambs ears forms a…

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Snow-in-Summer

snow in summer with Sensible Gardening

Snow in summer, no not really, but when Ceerastium tomentosum is blooming it almost looks like that. It definitely lives up to its name. From late spring to early summer this plant is covered with pretty, white flowers and makes for a beautiful ground cover. Snow in Summer How to grow Snow in Summer Snow-in summer only gets about 6…

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Sedums

Sedums with Sensible Gardening and Living

Sedums, often referred to as stonecrop, are one of my favorite garden plants. Probably because they are so tough for my relenting garden conditions of poor soil and drought. With so many different cultivars to choose from I can use them as ground covers, in the rockery, in containers and perennial borders. Sedums are hardy succulents, and store water in…

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